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Baba Vida Fortress

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Address: Vidin, Bulgaria
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+359 94 601 705
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Hidden Gem

Baba Vida is definitely worth the visit and is a hidden little gem in Vidin. The fortress has some fantastic history and a nice photo display of Vidin in times gone by. It's... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Baba Vida is definitely worth the visit and is a hidden little gem in Vidin. The fortress has some fantastic history and a nice photo display of Vidin in times gone by. It's worth climbing to the top as the view across the river is excellent. Try not to go on a wet day as the cobblestone would be very... More 

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Summerfield, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Fascinating historical site in Vidin with lots of exhibits and information. Be sure to climb to the top of the fortress!

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Baba Vida is in Vidin, Bulgaria. It's situated on shore of Danube with a little beach. Is great to visit for one day.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Nice expirience. We paid 5 lv per person. It is a nice and interesting place. Nice view of the danube river from the top. If you are near by you should visit.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

I really enjoyed this fortress. There is a lot of history here and we were fortunate to have a local guide.

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Vlaardingen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

The Fortress is very big and you can wander around freely. Watch out because its very easy to fall down a steep staircase. There is little to no information available about the castle but we still really liked walking beyond the ruins.

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Sheridan, Wyoming, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We spent about an hour there. We elected NOT to climb the 200+ steps to the top, but it still was well worth the visit.

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De Panne, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

nicely located in the park of Vidin and along the Danube river , little castle but worth the visit . cheap entrance price

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Having seen numerous other forts, this was nothing special. What is, perhaps, the most important aspect is its history. The fort is double-walled and has nine towers. This medieval structure is well preserved, and three of the towers are at their original height. After parking in the lot, we passed a beautiful rose garden and a statue of a woman... More 

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Navarre, Florida, Usa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Not that much to see. A short walk over a bridge and through a square. Town is nice, but OK on a cool day. Think it is still being restored.

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