Veliko Tarnovo in the past

The panorama of Tarnovo - there are Tzarevetz, picturesque walls, towers, mosques, minarets, churches, cupolas, bridges, gardens, rocks and the river Yantra.
In the West  on the steep left river bank was located the Cristian quarter. There were built houses, shops, inns - pressed one to each other in a very narrow streets(the so called “cobblestone pavement”). It’s hard to believe that people there have had enough air for breathing. Between strange situated houses raised a church devoted to the Slav apostles Kiril and Metodii.
In the South, built on more smoothy land there was another district. It was unhabited with Turks and Bulgarians. Centre of that residential district was the Turkish governor’s residence.
The eastern part distinguished for its sluggishness. The majority consisted of Turks. Their houses characterized with high walls bacause they didn’t like somebody else’s eyes snooping in their homes.
In that district were concentrated monumental buldings of Tarnovo. The minaret, the peaked roof of mosque “Saradj”, the domes of mosque “Kurshumli”, and many others minarets, cupolas and public baths took place in there.
A big wonder provokes the natural rocky bridge which leads from the Turkish district to Tzarevetz. In the past the hill “Tzarevetz” was Bulgarians kings’ residence. Turkish called it “Hisar hill”(Palace hill).
Since the Turkish conquest hill Hisar have been unhabited exceptionaly with Turks. At the foot of other hill- Trapezitza were a church where crowned bulgarians kings from the dynasty of Asen.
Other hill with amazing view towards the town and Arbanassi is “Sveta gora”. The splended view of the environs fascinated everyone - river, bridges, mosques, churches, houses, minarets....
 Is it so strangely that Tarnovo is so famous with its strange location, with Tzarevetz and all churches and monasteries?When a foreign guests see them and hear about the historical traditions they completely feel their charm.