Craftsmen at Samovodene Marketplace( Samovodska Charshia)

During the 19th century the Samovodene Marketplace was the central place of Veliko Tarnovo. Many craftsmen worked and offered their merchandise to the passers-by: blacksmiths, coppersmiths, gunsmiths, potters, confectioners, sausage-makers and others.
Today a great part of the houses and the workshops in the street are fully restored. The craftsmen, who work there in front of the eyes of the public, use the original technoligies and tools. The numerous antiquarian and souvenir shops offer unique pieces of art or copies of ancient jewellery, guns, ceramics and woodcarving.