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“the Highlight of the town of Vidin”
Review of Baba Vida Fortress

Baba Vida Fortress
Ranked #1 of 15 things to do in Vidin
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed November 17, 2013

The ruins of tis fortress are quite impressive. The climb on the cobblestones can be tricky, especially after a rain but it is worth it. The top level provides panoramic views of the area. It is a must see if you are in the town of Vidin; the rest of the town is rather depressing and in great need of a facelift.

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Reviewed October 23, 2013

The fort, on the banks of the Danube, is quite spectacular and well worth a visit. However the town of Vidin is also worth a few days of exploring. The market is excellent, the riverside gardens leading up to the fort are also a great place to relax and chill and the various sculptures are interesting too. The old ruined synagogue is also worth seeing and the main church, opposite the new shopping mall is really stunning. The people are friendly and the restaurants are excellent value for money and of the highest quality. The town centre is mostly pedestrianised and the cafes are a great place to sit and watch the world go by. The Saturday market (near the football stadium) is also interesting where you can buy everything from car spares to computers, live chickens to firewood. Another plus is the absence of tourists!!

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Reviewed August 19, 2013

Very good maintained fort a turistic attraction of Vidin town. Has easy access by foot, north, at the end of touristic route along the river. Also outside the fort has a popular beach that the people of Vidin swim at the summer time. The ticket in order to visit fort is quite cheap (2€).

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Reviewed August 13, 2013

Not so interested place, reconstruction is poor. Good view to the river but nothing else. And in someplace it's smell like toilet..(

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Reviewed August 10, 2013

A castle/fort on the banks of the Danube. Not well described in terms of plaques or areas telling you about the place, but worth a visit.

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