History of Arbanassi

The Arbanassi annals begin with the earliest written document - the firman by sultan Suleiman the Magnificent from 1538 with which he grants the lands of the modern towns Arbanassi, Lyaskovetz, Gorna Oryahovitza, and Dolna Oriahovitza to the grand vizier Rustem pasha who was sultan’s son-in-law. In the mentioned firman the four settlements are under one name - Arnabud Karielare. Other piec...

How The Kurjalis Ruined Arbanasi

There were rich people and living in Arbanasi. The men were attired in clothes of broad cloth, trimmed with gold and silver threads; they wore sable caps on their heads. The women were dressed all in silk and decorated with pearls, long strings of gold pieces hung from their shoulders, their hair was plaited into thin braids and entwined with precious jewellery. The houses surrounded by large co...

Roman gold in the surroundings of Arbanassi

Romans had lived in this lovely land before the Bulgarians and on the site of today’s Arbanassi there was a settlement inhabited by Roman soldiers. They guarded the ancient road that passed through Kamenets and went down to Tarnovo, thus linking the lands on both sides of the Balkan Mountains. The soldiers guarded something else, too – somewhere in the mountains there was the Roman min...

The First Settlers From The Land Of Arbanasi

It all happened when a great king, a gifted commander and a wise man ruled from Tarnovo. His name was Ivan Asen II. His deeds made him famous all over the Balkans; he was honoured and respected both in Rome and Constantinople. The Latin lords sought his friendship – they begged him to take Baudouin, their infant emperor under his patronage and to become related to the royal family through ma...

How the Greeks came to Arbanassi

  Once there lived a girl in Tarnovo. She had been brought to the palace of the Bulgarian king Ivan Asen II while still was a child of six. Nobody paid any attention to her, and as the years went by, the child grew into a girl. Her name was Irina. She played along with the king's daughters, but was not treated as one of them. Sometimes the girl helped the servants but she was not one of them...