Veliki Preslav (Great Preslav) was the se-
cond capital of the First Bulgarain Kingdom. Tzar
Simeon (893-927) erected the new capital which
became a powerful cultural, political and admini-
strative centre of the young christian state. The town had area of about 5 km2 surrounded by fortress walls up to 3 m thick. After the Preslav Council of the Church and the People of 893 it was declared the capital of the Bulgarian state. Great Preslav was known as a spiritual and literary centre where the development of the Slavic written language and the Golden Age of Bulgaria during the rule of Tsar Simeon I (who reigned in the period (893 – 927) took place. In medieval Bulgaria Preslav became one of the most beautiful and grandeur towns in Southeastern Europe where significant monuments of the culture of Preslav were later discovered.
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