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Georgi Benkovski StadiumStadiums0.9km
Baba VidaForts1km
Vidin Smurdan AirfieldAirports6km
Byala Rada reservoirLakes11km
Vidin ProvinceRegion25km
Yarlovitsa LakeLakes27km
Izvorski MonasteryMonasteries28km


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Category: Cities, Local time: 05:15:29, Tel.: +359 94/604 130, Official WWW website:

Vidin , also spelled Widdin, is a historic city and a port on the southern bank of the Danube River in the northwestern part of Bulgaria , not far from the border with Serbia and Romania. It is the capital of the Vidin province. At present, it has a population of approximately 67 thousand. The city Vidin and its surroundings is traditionally connected with agriculture and wine production.

About Vidin

The locality was inhabited in the 1st century already so the city has a lot to offer. Probably the most significant monuments in Vidin are two well-preserved medieval forts - Baba Vida and Kaleto. There are several old Orthodox churches in the town, for example, St. Pantaleimon and St. Petka (both were built in the 17th century) ; and St Greatmartyr Dimitar (Dimitrius) from the 19th century) . The synagogue was built in 1894. Tourist usually admire the mosque and the library, the Kazarma (1798) , and valuable Renaissance houses. Another tourist attraction in the nearest surroundings is the town called Belogradchik with famous rock formation, and the Magura Cave where you can admire prehistoric paintings.

Pros

splendid sceneries
easy-to-access
mild climate

Cons

far from the airport

Why to go there?

old&new architecture

Transportation and means of transport

railway
sea

business travel (industry)

automobile
aerial
food processing


Information and Facts

GPS: 43.9907, 22.8744
Altitude: 40 m
Nearest airport: Sofia Airport, 202 km
Nearest border: Romania, 2.8 km
Last update: Oct 22, 2012 12:54:51 AM

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