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Baba Vida Fortress

Vidin, Bulgaria
+359 94 601 705
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This is good to visit but not great.

We walked on the waterfront to this fortress and to be honest, the old men in speedos sunning... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
10sJohn
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Cleveland Heights
Mediveal Fortress

We went on a river cruise and they put a show on for us explaining the history of the fortress... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
j d
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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good45%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
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Travellers talk about
“danube river” (13 reviews)
“middle ages” (3 reviews)
“wander around” (2 reviews)
LOCATION
Vidin, Bulgaria
CONTACT
+359 94 601 705
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"danube river"
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"middle ages"
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"wander around"
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"preserved medieval"
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"an easy walk"
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"souvenir sellers"
in 2 reviews
"on site"
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"little gem"
in 2 reviews
"in town"
in 2 reviews
"fortress"
in 49 reviews
"vida"
in 25 reviews
"baba"
in 25 reviews
"view"
in 15 reviews
"walls"
in 9 reviews
"prison"
in 5 reviews
"bulgaria"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked on the waterfront to this fortress and to be honest, the old men in speedos sunning themselves on the wall were more interesting than the fortress. But it was good to walk around the fortress.

Thank 10sJohn
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on a river cruise and they put a show on for us explaining the history of the fortress which was particularly nice

Thank j d
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Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

This fortress is of historical and architectural importance. I am a lover of all forts and this is a fun one to wander around in. Those with physical limitations should know there are a few difficult spots.

Thank jim m
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

To be honest I expected a bigger fortress. Once we entered it and started exploring all towers, tunnels and rooms I have realised how big is actually this building. Very interesting for the kids, amazing view from the top. It needs a bit more information...More

Thank desito07
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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Well preserved fortress, last stronghold of Bulgarian before enslaving by the Turks. Buy at once ticket for BABA VIDA and museum Konak(4+1 lev).

Thank Dusan K
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

This is one of the few not destroyed fortresses and castles from the great history of Bulgaria (over 1300 years). It is a must see place in the country, but we the Bulgarians have forgotten it for our bad. This is pure history from the...More

Thank Dobromir P
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

It is the city's attraction. It was built on the ruins of the Roman fortress Bononia. This was at the crossroads of the Danube roads, and that is why it was always a reason for war. A remarkable bloom experienced during the Pazvantoglu-pasa period.

Thank niculaevirgil
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Reviewed 27 January 2018

Located at the site of an old Roman castle, the original fortress was built by Bulgarians. Over the past millennia, it went through multiple ownerships: Bulgarian, Byzantine, Hungarian, Ottoman, it was an impressive fortification that also resisted several long sieges. Well preserved in its majority,...More

Thank Gabriel H
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Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

It was not open to visit, so we only walked around and looked at the site from different angles. The fortress looks good and the view is good.

Thank Anfrist
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

We stopped here on a riverboat tour. I was expecting a dilapidated pile of stone. In fact, the fortress is in very good shape. It is an easy walk from the docking area. There is a fairly steep walk inside the fortress but can be...More

Thank tnreb
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Jane W
18 September 2016|
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Response from DianaIK | Reviewed this property |
You can easily reach the fortress. From the cruise ship - it is located not more than 100 m. right along the Danube promenade.
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MISSLINDA60
27 August 2016|
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Response from svetlyo_sv | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is within walking distance. The entrance is 4 leva (about 2 euro) for adult.
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MISSLINDA60
27 August 2016|
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Response from DianaIK | Reviewed this property |
The fortress is on a walking distance. Entrance fee is 4 leva ( approximately 2 euro) . Be aware that only cash is accepted ! Enjoy you stay!
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