By tradition, the first-year students
in the English-language programmes of Medicine and Dental Medicine visited remarkable
for the Bulgarian history landmarks.
The students learnt about the
history, architecture, nature and traditional cuisine of the region. The trip, held
from 28 to 30 September, was the final stage of the orientation week for the international
Their first stop was the monument
"Creators of the Bulgarian State", located on the territory of the
Shumen Plateau Nature Park. After exploring the greatest in Europe mosaic-triptych
in the open, which together with 21 sculptures symbolizes the idea of creation,
development and rise of the Bulgarian state in the 7th-10th
centuries, the students continued their trip to Veliko Tarnovo - the capital of
the Second Bulgarian State and the Principality of Bulgaria (1878-1879).
The tour of Tsarevets Fortress and
the alley along the Samovodska Charshiya impressed the students with their abundance
of colours and authentic atmosphere. The students also attended the opening of
a park with models of historical landmarks called "Turnovgrad - the Spirit
of One Thousand Years of History" at the foot of Tsarevets Fortress, where
emblematic cultural monuments, ports, airports, bridge constructions are
displayed on a 12-decare site.
They had the opportunity to visit and to get acquainted with the history of Old Tryavna, Dryanovo Monastery "St. Archangel Michael" and the
Yard of the
Cyrillic Alphabet. Another
memorable part of route was the National Park-Museum "Shipka-Buzludzha", which is a testimony of one of the most epic
moments for the Bulgarian people.