The geographic location of the village is a precondition for several one-day tours packed with exciting historical landmarks
The ancient Bulgarian capital of Veliko Tarnovo will enchant you with its splendor. The town is situated on the rocks overlooking the meandering river Yantra at its foot. It was the capital of the Second Bulgarian Kingdom and the historical monuments from the 12th-15th centuries can be found at every corner of the town.
The Tsareverts fortress is the most visited tourist attraction.
It is also worth visiting the ‘Gurko’ street with its striking panoramic view of the river and the old houses hanging over the street. On the street of the craftsmen, called the Samovodska Charshiya, you can observe how craftsmen make pottery, instruments from iron or pastries, produced in the manner described in old recipes.
The town of Veliko Tarnovo is only 14 km away from ‘Ciconia’ Guesthouse.
VILLAGE OF ARBANASI
An architectural reserve, where you can admire the elegance of the Bulgarian architecture from the Revival period.
TOWN OF TRYAVNA
You can learn a lot about the craftsmanship of the Bulgarian nation among the works of Tryavna’s craftsmen from the Revival period.
TOWN OF ELENA
The pretty mountainous town of Elena is situated in the folds of the Balkan mountains woodlands.
A couple of waterfalls and the fascinating ‘Yovkovtsi’ dam are within arm’s reach.
You can visit more than 15 acting monasteries, each of them having high historical and cultural value.
The Merdane Monastery
The Merdane Monastery of St. 40 martyrs date back to the 13th century and according to the legend he has raised to the place where the patriarch of Tarnovo, Yoankai II, celebrates Tsar Ivan Assen II after his victory at Klokotnitsa on the day of the feast of St. 40 martyrs.
he Monastery of St. St. Peter and Paul is also known as the Lyaskovski Monastery. It is located near Veliko Tarnovo. The monastery is medieval, active and is a virgin. According to scientists, it was built around the 15th century. The tower of the bell towers up to 31 meters.
In the courtyard there is a chapel and a church.
Plakovo Monastery St. The prophet Elijah was founded probably in 1280, but was soon destroyed. The restoration of the monastery began again in 1845. Kolio Ficheto raised a 26-meter bell tower. The Plakovo Monastery was declared a monument of culture.
The team of villa "Ciconia" is ready to assist you with suggestions for more interesting routes during your stay with us!
Our receptionist can offer tourist information, organize one-day excursions, museum reservations, events or nearby restaurants. Your days at the Ciconia Guest House can be varied with walking around the many eco-paths in the surrounding area. The region of Mindya village is also suitable for fishing.