Han Hadji Nikoli Inn is definitely one of those places that it would be a real shame to miss. Really architectural and historic, this National monument of Culture is a place to visit while a passage in Veliko Tarnovo. Here are the 4 faces of the Han Hadji Nikoli Inn.
Located on the historical center of Veliko Tarnovo, in the famous Old Town, it’s impossible to pass in front of the Han Hadji Nikoli Inn Restaurant without to enter and discover its very nice terrace. The street arcades hide an elongated inner courtyard that limit two-storey arcaded galleries. There, you can enjoy a historical place, taste one of the finest restaurants of the town, but also discover Bulgarian art with a Museum and Art Gallery and even stay for the night on the guest house.
The Historical Place
The Hadji Nikoli Inn monument of Veliko Tarnovo is definitely part of the Bulgarian cultural and historical heritage and a unique masterpiece from the age of the Bulgarian Renaissance. The inn was built in 1858 for Hadji Nikoli – a famous Turnovo tradesman who took an active part in the struggle for an independent Bulgarian Orthodox Church. The architect and builder was the native genius builder master Kolyo Ficheto who created a magnificent monumental building compared to a Venetian Palace even today. The Inn is also significant because of the fact that it is the only one of all 70 inns built in the city that survived over the years.
A Fine Restaurant
The Hadji Nikoli Inn restaurant offers the following types of cuisine : Bulgarian, European, International, Mediterranean. It also there cooks some high-end treats included escargots bourguignon, mussels sauteed in white wine and exquisitely prepared pork neck. A discrete ‘gourmet room’ out the back has a secret menu for extreme epicures. Some break there, never disappointed. The service is also excellent. Definitely a place where to eat when you stay in Veliko Tarnovo. About the prices — It proposes the same prices than other Bulgarian typical restaurants in Bulgaria : salad : 4-6 BGN / main dish : 7-16 BGN / local beer : 3-4 BGN/ desserts : 4 BGN. So, you can enjoy an amazing place for accessible prices.
A Museum and Art Gallery
Both opened since March 2010, to become a regular home for valuable exhibits of the best pieces of mainly Bulgarian and foreign contemporary art, the Museum takes place on the second floor and hosts with representative historical exhibitions the biggest state museums in Bulgaria as well as private collections. The Art Gallery is located on the third floor of the Hadji Nikoli Inn and has six exhibit halls devided in two separated wings – Еvery day, free, from 10:00 am to 7:00pm (except Monday).
A Guest House
At Han Hadji Nikoli Inn in Veliko Tarnovo, you can also stay for night. Guest house “Lion House” is located in the center of Veliko Turnovo, at the end of Georgi Sava Rakovski Street, also known as the Arts and Crafts Street, which leads to a small square – the so called Samovosdka Charshia Square. « Lion House » is 10 metres away from the National monument of Culture the “Hadji Nikoli Inn”.
More : 19 Rakovski street, Veliko Tarnovo / +359 62 651 291 / www.hanhadjinikoli.com / firstname.lastname@example.org / 9:00am – 00:00pm /English menu / WiFi /Cash or Credit card/Garden & Terrace / Wine bar / Museum & Art Gallery / very central.