Veliko Tarnovo is situated at 210 m above sea level along the historical hills of Sveta Gora, and Trapezitsa Tsarevets. Today, Veliko Turnovo is an important administrative, cultural, historical and tourist center of Bulgaria.
The city is the center of one of the 28 administrative districts of the country. Veliko Turnovo District has an area of 4662 km ² and includes 10 municipalities with 14 towns and 322 villages. The population is about 295,000 inhabitants.
The village of Arbanassi is one of the most picturesque old villages in the country. It is situated on a plateau of rock with the same name, only 4 km north-east of town. Veliko Tarnovo. With a unique and monumental century Renaissance architecture. XVI-XVII of the houses and churches, with a great wealth of Nature, Arbanasi is truly a paradise for tourists.
Elena (Bulgarian: Елена) is a commune in the Veliko Tarnovo region of Bulgaria, consisting of the town of Elena and 95 villages.