Dating back to first half of the 3rd millennium BC, Veliko Turnovo is a symbol of Bulgarian statehood and a source of national pride for every Bulgarian. The picturesque panoramic view of the town, its rich cultural and historical heritage wins Veliko Tarnovo the recognition as a historical, cultural and tourist center of Bulgaria. The palaces and towers, spectacular museums, ancient columns with writings left by our proud rulers, monasteries with unique murals and the Arbanassi fortress-houses will make your visit here unforgettable. The "Tsarevgrad Turnov - Sound and Light" audio-visual show is a unique attraction. The best place to watch it is the "Tsar Ivan-Asen II" square in front of the Tsarevets Fortress.