This part of Bulgaria covering the region of Veliko Tarnovo can be rightfully dubbed ‘treasure-house of the Bulgarian spiritual and material values’. Here the centuries have preserved the traditions of culture, architecture and construction created by scores of generations, as well as the power of the spirit and of creativity. The village of Arbanassi is the pearl in the crown of this treasure-house. Anybody who visits the village is welcome to marvel at the ancient Arbanassi houses, and at its five churches and two monasteries. This is a great chance to encounter the amazing National Revival architecture of the Arbanassi house and the sophisticated art of Orthodox icon and mural painting.