Surviving for many centuries, Veliki Preslav will tell you not only about past greatness, but will also offer interesting aspects of his modern life. Here are some of them:
Preslav has a rural, peaceful lifestyle that is attractive in his own unique way. This is evident in the Ethnographic “Kartol’s house” of V. Preslav, the ethnographic house in the village of Dragoevo and the quiet rural life of the nearby village of Osmar. If you decide to come to the city in a group, you can request a visit to the Ethnographic House to attend the re-creation of the Preslav customs of the folklore group and to taste local dishes and wines.
There are three churches in the town that you would like to be interested in as a tourist - "St. Peter and Paul", which dates from the 18th century, the church "St. Archangel Michael "in the center of the town and" St. Cyril and Methodius "- in the century old pine forest in the Archaeological reserve. They give an interesting idea of church architecture and art, developed over many years.
Kamchia River: Kamchia River is the main river in eastern Bulgaria. The area around the river, from the Ticha dam to the two bridges near the archaeological reserve, is particularly attractive for tourists - campsites, fishing and mountain climbers.
FOLKLORE HOLIDAY IN PRESLAV
WITH LUNCH or DINNER IN THE “KARTOL’S HOUSE”
The tourists arrive at the “Kartol’s house”, which takes them to a past era - the middle of the 19th century. We will meet them with a homemade breadcrumb and a bunch of geraniums.
They explore the village house, observe old crafts - weaving looms, knitting socks, spinning, waving, knitting lace, pepper. All this they can do on their own. The famous Preslav grandmothers will familiarize them with the authentic folklore of the region and will show them the folk customs - St. Georges Day. The pre-wedding custom "Bringing the Bride" is a real holiday and an incredible experience for tourists - who also participate in the wedding and are glad. They can take pictures of Bulgarian national costumes / for the children also have costumes/.
The householder shows them how to prepare Boliarska banitsa, from which they try and put a recipe for their preparation.
Those who wish can take part in the program themselves and try to work with the owners of the house. The friendly hosts will offer them lunch from the Bulgarian cuisine - salad, mainly - chicken kebab with baked potatoes, appetizer- marinated peppers, dessert Bolyarska banitsa, mineral water, wine on the belly.
We offer tourists a wealth of natural products made in the region – white cheese, honey, jam, spices and the opportunity to buy from them.
We offer them to try and buy products from the famous Bulgarian rose - honey, jam, rose oil, cosmetics and others.
Folklore program with customs - Wedding, St. George - the price for a group of at least 14 people is 18 lv.
Only lunch with a glass of wine - 12.00 lv.
For children up to 12 years - the price is 11 lv. with folklore and 8 lv. without folklore, with 20 children there is 1 teacher gratis
For consideration of the Ethnographic Exposition and treat - Banitsa and Juice - for Students – 4 lv.
0884 850 118 MARINKA- 4 hours in advance
OR IN THE OFFICE OF “ARISTUR” - 0884 850 117-GERGANA
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ONE-DAY PROGRAMS IN THE REGION
Hotels / accommodations:
Hotel-Restaurant "Omurtagov Most". Located in NIAR, at 150 meters from the Round Church, it has a convenient parking lot. The complex has 45 accommodation places.
Tel: +359 894 668 266; +359 538 42 112
Tourist bedroom in the town of Veliki Preslav - occupies the first floor of a house for children deprived of parental care, located in the yard of Primary School "St. St. Cyril and Methodius". There is a separate entrance to the bedroom from “Nikolay Petrini” Str. Capacity- 41 seats.
Tel: +359 882 966 439, +359 896 715 256
Hotel-restaurant "Rusalka" - is located near the dam "Ticha", at 15 km from the town of V. Preslav on the road to the town of Varbitsa. The area where the complex is located is unique with its nature, fresh air and lake views. Guests and visitors of the hotel have the opportunity for mountain tourism, hunting and fishing.
Tel: +359 538 421 04; +359 890 572 711; +359 894 526 644
Chalet "Ticha" - located near the “Ticha” dam. Guests can take advantage of the pedestrian routes to Patleina, the Veliki Preslav cultural and historical reserve, the “Mladost” hut, the “Metodievo” forest house, Slannik peak or the nearby “Ticha” dam.
Tel: +359 896688543
Guest House "Bolyarski stan" - town of V. Preslav; 16, “Panayot Volov” Str. - is situated in a wide and green yard. It has 15 accommodation places. There are conditions for self-cooking, dining, barbecue and oven. In the yard there is a small swimming pool for relaxation and sport.
Tel: +359 888 851 695, +359 892 651 999
“Mutafov’s house” - Kirkovo, 2 “Konstantin Preslavski” Str., 16 accommodation places
“Marinov’s house” – Veliki Preslav; 14, “Paisii” Str., 12 accommodation places
Tel: 00359899630028 / 003598886669531
Guest House “Simona” – at 15 km. from the town of V. Preslav, to “Ticha” dam, 8 accommodation places
"Osmar Houses" - Osmar village; 8 “Pirogov” Str., 20 accommodation places
Tel: 00359885297155 / 00359898460216
"Hadji Ognyan’s house" - Osmar village; 12, “Osmi March” Str, 10 accommodation places
Guest House "Versailles" - Osmar village; 48, “Vasil Kolarov“ Str., 16 accommodation places
Holiday base "Dragoevo dam"- Dragoevo village, 12 accommodation places
Tel: 00359878867669 / 00359887310284
Guest House "Janet" - Dragoevo village, 6, “Gen. Radetzky” Str., 7 accommodation places
“Lovetz” Rest House - in "Lovtjishka Cheshma" area
“Villa Rila” Guest House – Imrenchevo village, 4 “Rila” Str.
Restaurants and taverns in Preslav:
“Panorama” Restaurant - The Archaeological Reserve
"Castle" Restaurant - V. Preslav, to the market, 82, “Al. Stamboliyski”
“Oasis” Restaurant - V. Preslav, on the riverside boulevard, 2, “Kiril and Metodius” Str.
“Guinness” Pub - against the Municipality
There are several small cafes in Veliki Preslav. Although they are not an integral part of the tourist product, they offer extra entertainment and are a good place to relax for the tourists.
Nearby sites to visit:
The Patleina area is 3 km away. south of the old town. It contains the remains of the monastery "St. Panteleimon - IX - X century, furnaces for production of Preslav ceramics, nature reserve with wild carob and yellow tulip.
Rock monasteries over Osmar and Troitza - 15 km from Preslav - provide an excellent opportunity for mountain passage and rock climbing, combined with a visit to monastic cells and churches carved in the rock and inhabited in the 13th-14th centuries.
The town of Shumen (20 km) - a historical place with a rich museum, a medieval fortress, original architectural monuments from the Ottoman rule and the period of the Bulgarian National Revival. Here you can visit the unique horse museum - in the village of Kabiyuk and the modern monument "Creators of the Bulgarian State".
Madara highlands (33 km from Preslav) - an ancient cult and religious center with a magnetic impact and rich natural features of bizarre rock formations and a variety of tree and plant species. In this place, in the upright rock, the Old Bulgarian master carved on the rulers command a remarkable relief, depicting a triumphant horseman - a symbol of the power of the Bulgarian Supreme Leader and his army.
Pliska (40 km east of Preslav) - The first capital of Danube Bulgaria, in whose archaeological reserve some of the most spectacular monuments of Old Bulgarian architecture have been explored and exhibited.
Ticha Dam 14 km. in the southern direction from the town of V. Preslav - a place for recreation and fishing.