Tsarevets hill, Veliko Tarnovo

Tsarevets -- the hill in Veliko Tarnovo where the supreme power of the Bulgarian tsars resided in the Medieval Bulgarian Kingdom for more than two centuries (from the end of XII to the XIV c.). Tarnovo became a capital of the restored Bulgarian state in 1186 after two-century Byzantine rule. The strategic location and the fact that Tarnovo had been one of the best fortified towns in the XII c. was a precondition for its choice as a capital.

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