Vidin

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VidinThe town of  Vidin is located in the northwestern Bulgaria, 200 km from Sofia, on the bank of the Danube river.

During the Roman period, the city was called Bononia, in mediaeval times as Budin and Bdin.

In the second half of 13 century, it became the main city of the Vidin Principality, and later, of the Vidin Kingdom. The Turks called the city Vidin.

Vidin is rich of historic landmarks – the completely preserved 10th century Baba Vida Fortress, the fortress Kaleto – first built by the Romans; the Koluka Turkish konak museum; the Cross-Shaped Barracks, the Turkish post office, the synagogue, the St. Dimitar cathedral, the churches St. Panteleymon, St. Petka.

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