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Favorite thing: During the 15th-19th centuries Turnovo was a symbol of the former Bulgarian state system and a stronghold of the Bulgarian national spirit, a leading centre of the struggle for cultural independence. During the Bulgarian National Revival period in the second half of the 18th and the 19th centuries the town was an important administrative, trade and industrial centre. The rapid economic boom was set as a favourable premise for a dynamic cultural and educational process. Unique monuments of the material and spiritual culture were created. After the Liberation from Ottoman domination in 1877 until the wars in 1912 - 1913 and in 1915 - 1918 as a historical capital Turnovo played a significant role in the political, administrative and cultural formation of independent Bulgaria. In 1879 Bulgaria was restored for a second time. Then the Constituent Assembly drafted the supreme fundamental laws of the nation - the Turnovska Constitution in the hall of the former Turkish konak (town hall). The 1st, the 3th, the 4th and the 5th Grand National Assemblies (in 1879, 1887, 1893 and 1911) were held in Veliko Turnovo. In 1990 The 7th Grand National Assembly was established in same town hall where the Constituent Assembly was in session in 1879

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  • Written Feb 5, 2006
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