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Arbanassi houses

The old settlement of Arbanassi is situated on a high plateau with a view to the hills of Tzarevetz and Trapezitza, four kilometers from Veliko Turnovo. It's distinguished for its impressive houses and churches with rich interior decoration, wood-carving, and mural paintings created in XVI - XVII century. Namely these unique monuments from our architectural and arts heritage are the cause for Arbanassi to be frequently visited not only by tourists but also by scientists, archeologists, historians, architects, and artists. With a tsar decree from 1921 the settlement is declared resort, and in 2000 it is declared "Historical settlement" with national significance.

Beside the Arbanassi houses, other sights of interest are the seven Arbanassi churches and two monasteries: some of the most impressive monuments of Bulgarian art in XIV-XVIII c. These are The Nativity church, Sts. Archangels Michael and Gabriel's church, St. Demetrius church, St. Atanas church, St. George's church, Holy Virgin's monastery and St Nikolas monastery.

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