We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Baba Vida Fortress

Vidin, Bulgaria
+359 94 601 705
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Well preserved medieval fortress

Very easy to see as we approached on the Danube River. A short drive by way included as part of our... read more

Reviewed March 29, 2017
Levon M
,
Cary, North Carolina
Hidden Gem

Baba Vida is definitely worth the visit and is a hidden little gem in Vidin. The fortress has some... read more

Reviewed March 13, 2017
Michael G
via mobile
Read all 104 reviews
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Overview
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good45%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
LOCATION
Vidin, Bulgaria
CONTACT
Website
+359 94 601 705
Write a Review
Reviews (104)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

11 - 20 of 72 reviews

Reviewed March 29, 2017

Very easy to see as we approached on the Danube River. A short drive by way included as part of our bus tour of Viden. It dates back to the 10th century and survived as a defensive stronghold thru out the Middle Ages. It is...More

1  Thank Levon M
Reviewed March 13, 2017 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...More

1  Thank Michael G
Reviewed February 14, 2017

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

Thank dirigentkomponist
Reviewed January 2, 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.

Thank 278Iuliana
Reviewed December 20, 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.

Thank מור ש
Reviewed November 15, 2016

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

Thank lissv36
Reviewed October 30, 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.

Thank chlotvw
Reviewed October 21, 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.

Thank Rosemary D
Reviewed October 4, 2016

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

Thank Colemans-Serge
Reviewed September 18, 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...More

Thank lobstaluva
Nearby
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
Sur 202 Plus
14 reviews
24.08 miles away
Dva Brata
25 reviews
31.36 miles away
Caffe bar Che
6 reviews
39.62 miles away
Natura
13 reviews
44.96 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Vidin Synagogue
37 reviews
.19 miles away
St. Panteleimon Church
7 reviews
.38 miles away
Town Park
14 reviews
.51 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Jane W
September 17, 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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.
1
Vote
MISSLINDA60
August 26, 2016|
Answer
Response from svetlyo_sv | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is within walking distance. The entrance is 4 leva (about 2 euro) for adult.
0
Votes
MISSLINDA60
August 26, 2016|
Answer
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!
0
Votes