Tsarevets is a fortress overlooking the city of Veliko Tarnovo. Original remains date to before 2nd millennium BC and it was first settled in Byzantine times in the 4th century.
This arch was part of the Second Bulgarian Empire’s primary fortress which housed the royal and patriarchal palace from 1185 to 1393.
It was a truly beautiful place, steeped in thousands of years of history. You could almost hear the hustle and bustle of the ancient streets as you wandered along them.