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Northwest Bulgaria

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Northwest Bulgaria

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Northwest Bulgaria is in Bulgaria.

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  • Vratsa (Враца) - one of the most picturesque cities in Bulgaria. The town is an important economic and administrative, tourist and cultural center. It is the biggest city in North-western Bulgaria.
  • Vidin (Видин) - A lovely city on the bank of Danube river situated in extreme North-west Bulgaria. Vidin used to be an important Bulgarian city, a bishop seat and capital of a large province later it became the most important port and fortress on Danube river within the Ottoman empire. Vidin's main landmark - The Baba Vida fortress, was built in the period from the 10th to the 14th century. Vidin boasts two well-preserved medieval fortresses, Baba Vida and Kaleto, as well as many old Orthodox churches such as St Pantaleimon, St Petka (both 17th century), and St Greatmartyr Demetrius (19th century), a Jewish synagogue (1894), a mosque and a library of Osman Pazvantoğlu (late 18th century), the cruciform barracks of 1798, and a number of old Renaissance buildings. A boat trip down the river or a walk along its banks is an unforgettable experience.
  • Belogradchik (Белоградчик) - See the remnants of an old Roman outpost in the Bulgarian northwest. Interesting rock formations make it a popular destination for avid climbers, even if it is slightly off the beaten track.

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