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Vidin - Cities in Bulgaria - 07 August 2011

Vidin - Cities in Bulgaria

    Town of Vidin is situated in northwestern Bulgaria. Situated on the banks of the Danube. The town was founded at the site of an ancient Celtic settlement, which had the name Duno. Later the Romans built a fortress town this place and gave him the name Bononia. During the Roman Empire town, in a number of provinces Misia, Upper Misia and Coastal Dacia. In the Middle Ages was the center of military and administrative area and episcopate. During the Second Bulgarian Kingdom Ivan Sratsimir is separated from the Turnovo Kingdom and creates Badinskoto (Vidin) kingdom, which lasted only until 1396 when enslaved by the Turks.       Interesting sights in the city: Fortress "Baba Vida" fortress Kale, the Museum "Konaka"...

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Montana - Cities in Bulgaria - 06 August 2011

Montana - Cities in Bulgaria

It is the successor of the old Roman fortress settlement Castra ad Montanensium (Castle mountain) or also known as Montana. After excavation found that the long life of the village started initially Kalebair hill on the left bank of the river could be seen. Strategic location on major intersecting roads and lush karst spring (now captured) determines the location of the Roman city. In the III century is the most important city in the Roman province of Dacia, under the name Ripensis. It was destroyed by the barbarians. During the Middle Ages small, insignificant village. During the Turkish rule was first mentioned under the name Kutlovitsa (Slavic origin) in a document from 1575 Liberation (1878) it finds the name Big Kutlovitsa (River Ogosta away from small Kutlovitsa) and less than 1000...

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Ancient And Modern Berkovica - Cities in Bulgaria - 05 August 2011

Ancient And Modern Berkovica - Cities in Bulgaria

Who would not exclaim as the poet once came Berkovica and take fresh air, taste the Balkan soft water from the aromatic raspberries, strawberries, chestnuts and felt its revival and contemporary romance, its Bulgarian intimate atmosphere. Ancient and modern Berkovica is nested under the eaves of the mighty Mount Kom. When viewed from Mount Fortress, it looks like the town of palm, like a huge green carpet mottled of white houses, dotted with red colors on rooftops. How generous nature was here! Venerable chestnuts, beech and spruce forests cover the flanks and foothills. Clear and sparkling, Berkovska river splashing in the cool valley.   Gaze stops felled cliffs of the Vratsa Balkan twist right at the legendary Todorini dolls zanicha in Petrohanski saddle, lump, Zdravchenitsa...

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Drianovo - Revival Town - 26 July 2011

Drianovo - Revival Town

Have you ever had to go somewhere and not be able to enjoy the view with which you surrounded? Old trees to be raised in front of you and down branches down to embrace you? Somewhere in the distance is heard the rattle of a lone woodpecker on the bark of the tree and the sounds are distributed in space? Shallow gorge winding mountain rivers, overgrown with forest ravines and framed by sheer cliffs sky be peaceful and dreamy world where dominates the whiteness of the limestone and flows into shades of green and blue? Bulgaria has many interesting places and they are not visible at first pogled.Much can be tell about Drjanovski region, but the narrative can never have the value of what they saw and experienced.    Drjanovski region has a rich cultural and historical heritage...

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Belogradchik - Cities in Bulgaria - 29 June 2011

Belogradchik - Cities in Bulgaria

Belogradchik is picturesquely situated in the western part of the mountain. It is famous for its spectacular scenery with rocks. St. Peter, June 29 is his feast - "Petrus" in Greek means "rock." Belogradchik created in Roman times. The Romans built a "Roman Calais." It can still be seen. Located a few hundred meters away from the fortress "Kale" and is almost glued to the Observatory.      Belogradchik is destroyed and rebuilt many times over the years. Evidence of its existence can be found in the Turkish register from 1454 In 1837 the fortress "Kale" is completed in the form in which it can be seen today. The city's name is derived from "Bell construction", referring to the castle.     After...

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