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Day 5, Varna-Madara Horsman, Arbanasi, Veliko Tarnovo

5-th Day, Discover Bulgaria
Day 5, Varna-Madara-Arbanasi-V. Tarnovo
  • Breakfast.
  • Departure to Veliko Tarnovo.
  • Visit of Madara’s Horseman on the way to Veliko Tarniovo.

 Madara Horseman – situated 16 km. of Sumen, it is the oldest stone relief in Europe. It is one of the most enigmatic monuments in UNESCO’s world Heritage List, unique stone relief. Carved on a massive cliff some 23 meters high, it is representative of early Medieval Bulgarian artistry. The relief depicts a horseman in a natural pose with a sword in his hand. At the feet of the horse is a lion, and behind the rider is depicted his hunting dog. One legend has it that a Roman emperor was hunting on the plateau when he fell off the cliff and died. His relatives memorialized him by engaging a master to carve his image on the cliff.

In 2008 it was chosen as the national symbol of Bulgaria.

  •  Departure to the village of Madara. Lunch.

Madara is a typical Bulgarian village of today, where tourists will have the opportunity to become familiar with rural life.

The group will be welcomed with a traditional bread. Before a homemade lunch is served the group will have the chance to attend a traditional Bulgarian song program