Largely preserved from the 10th century, Baba Vida Fortress was rebuilt numerous times and bears scars from Byzantine, Hungarian, and Ottoman attacks. According to legend, it was the home of Vida, the eldest daughter of King Vidin. Stories relate that she refused to get married, built this castle instead, and spent the rest of her lonely life inside. However, according to history books, this was a military structure. Take a look at some of the fort's main towers and find terraces with cannons. Step inside the former prison where you'll witness a recreated scene of an executioner with a prisoner and see numerous medieval torture devices. Occasionally this site hosts cultural events and serves as a backdrop for movie scenes. Make Baba Vida Fortress part of your personalized Vidin itinerary using our Vidin tour planner.
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Lyuda_YaAugust 10, 2017
Крепость посетила во время поездки автобусом в Черногорию. В Видине останавливались на 9 часов отстоя и отдыха. Специально ехать в этот город смысла нет - он хоть и старинный, но весьма скромный. Есть... more »The fortress is visited during the trip by bus to Montenegro. In Vidin 9:00 sediment and stayed on vacation. Specially to go in this city makes no sense-it though and the old, but very humble. Have something to show for a couple of hours, the city is very ancient. There are some surviving elements of the fortified walls, the Museum, temples, a park, a large embankment on the Danube. The biggest attraction is the Castle. Entrance-2 BGN (Euro 4). But excursions there and any exhibits too. Theoretically, if we have enough arrogance-you can enter for free, and nobody checks at the entrance. Cashier a few sideways. In General, an ancient fortress, views of the Danube are good, but in fact is just a wall, which fully and in Ukraine, in the same Hotin much bigger and prettier. Walk, walk-from power for half an hour. If you happened to fate to go there all day-the recommend restaurant on the big ship on the waterfront-ginormous portions and very good prices, lower than in Ukraine-naedites for 50 UAH salad and meat with garnish and more juice just from the belly! By the way, in Bulgaria, like many where in Montenegro and Romania, many cafes and shops you can pay with a Visa card and Mastercard. Normal hryvnia card of their country. Operation occurs instantly, at the exchange rate of your bank. No loss on my salary card has not been disposed of as-in Ukraine, almost. So I recommend everyone to take a map.
GDahl9August 8, 2017
This ancient fortress is well-preserved and almost entirely original, unlike many other similar sites. We recommend hiring a guide who will explain the different historical periods of the fortress. more »
Hama FAugust 3, 2017
Het is een oude kasteel van 39 meter hooger dan de zee level en van de 10e eeuw van de Danubian Bulgarian king interssant naam Baba Vida more »It is an old Castle of 39 metres higher than the sea level and by the 10th century of the Danubian Bulgarian king interest name Baba Vida
Bobby KalaydjievApril 4, 2017
Amazing fortress, must go place for everyone interested in history.
Stefan GalabovMay 19, 2017
Beautiful place full with history.
Erik ZarganiMay 17, 2017
Great place with a lot of history!
Nelly BorgovaApril 26, 2017
Baba Vida is a well preserved medieval fortress beautifully situated near Danube river in the town of Vidin, Bulgaria.
Lory xMarch 3, 2017
Amazingly preserved fortress. A truly magical place, which takes you back in time.
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