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"Stepping Back In Time - Gurko Street" Top 5 Page for this destination Veliko Turnovo Things to Do Tip by johngayton

Veliko Turnovo Things to Do: 104 reviews and 229 photos

  One Of The Finer Examples Of Architecture
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  • One Of The Finer Examples Of Architecture - Veliko Turnovo
      One Of The Finer Examples Of Architecture
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  • Building Site! - Veliko Turnovo
      Building Site!
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  • One Of The Side Streets - Veliko Turnovo
      One Of The Side Streets
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  • Another Side Street! - Veliko Turnovo
      Another Side Street!
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  • Touches of Modernity! - Veliko Turnovo
      Touches of Modernity!
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This is the old town of Tarnovo's main street which was renamed for the Russian General Gurko whose army liberated the city on 7th July 1877. The houses here were built in the Renaissance period of the late 18th and early 19th centuries and the area has seen little modernisation.

The area is currently undergoing major restoration, partly funded by the United Nations Developement Program, and so much of it was a bit of a building site when I was there. But even so it was worth a wander and many of the houses are indeed architecturally interesting. I don't know what it is like in the summer but on a November morning I had the place prettty much to myself with just a few locals, some builders, and a very small tour group to share it with.

Address: Gurko Street!
Directions: The street starts at the bottom of the hill where the tourist office is (there's actually a signpost!!). It then follows the curve of the river and finishes on one of the roads leading up to Tsaravets.

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  • Updated Nov 24, 2009
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