Located four kilometers northeast of Veliko Turnovo, the
village of Arbanassi has a splendid view over the Medieval castles of Trapezitsa and Tzarevets.
The village has its specific style in house-building. In 17-18th centuries the village reaches its "Golden
age" and richly ornamented monumental houses and churches are built
during this period. The Arbanassi house has no equivalent
in building and style in other parts of the country. Another architectural treasure of the village is the existence of five
churches and two monasteries. The oldest and the most
interesting one is "Rojdestvo Christovo"/"Nativity"/ church.