A visit to the magnificent Tarnovo is not complete without a walk around Arbanasi, which is only 4 km away from Veliko Tarnovo. This is a very old village with preserved ancient wealthy houses and churches with valuable paintings and wood-carvings.
By a decree of the Tsar the village was declared a resort, and in 2000 was named a historical village of national importance. It is worth seeing the Konstantsaliev House, the Hadzhiiliev House and many others, as well as the two monasteries – the monastery of the Assumption and the monastery of St. Nicolas, and the five other churches in the village.
Another attraction in Arbanasi is the art shop in which you can buy not only paintings by Bulgarian artists but also souvenirs and antiquities.