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This is a nicely laid out Art Gallery showcasing works by Bulgarian artists from the National Revival period to the present day. The collection is housed over two floors in an interesting modern building, completed in 1985 as part of the 800th anniversary celebration of the founding of the 2nd Bulgarian Empire.
The ground floor hosts a permanent exhibition of paintings, drawings and sculptures with a very local theme, including of course works by Boris Denev himself, and has some striking historical canvases of the events leading to the 2nd Empire formation.
The upper floor is a more general collection of Bulgarian art with rotating exhibitions from the gallery's five and a half thousand works.
The gallery is open from 10 am to 6 pm, closed Mondays, and the entrance fee is 3 leva (Jan 2010). It is located in the park formed by the loop of the river in the city centre, next to the striking Monument to the Assens, and is accessed by the river bridge at the end of ul Alexandar Stamboliyski which leads off ul Hristo Botev (just after the City Pub).
This is worth spending a couple of hours in and groups can arrange guided tours in several languages.
Address: Park Asenevitsi
Directions: Across the river from the Intourist Hotel Veliko Turnovo
Phone: 062 638 941
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