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The Unknown Northwest 1

Sofia – Vratsa - Montana – Vidin

The route is 255 km long and it can be crossed for about 4 hours with an automobile or organized transport. In case of accommodation, it can be performed in Vratsa, Montana or Vidin. In this route tourists can visit the Clock Tower in Botevgrad, the monastery “St. Nikolas” – village of Skravena, the monastery “Holy Transfiguration” – village of Skravena, the Cherepishki Monastery, the Ritlite, Okolchitsa, the natural park “Vratsa Balkan”, the Regional History Museum of Vratsa, the Ledenika cave, the Ancient Fortress of Montana, the Belogradchik Rocks, the Magura Cave, the fortress Kastra Martis – town of Kula, the fortress Baba Vida.


Sofia

Sofia is Bulgaria’s capital and its largest city. Founded thousands of years ago, today the city continues to develop as the country’s cultural and economic center. At present, the city has a population of 1,250,000. Sofia is located in the western part of the country, on The Sofia Plain and on the lower slopes of Mount Vitosha. The city’s average altitude is 550 meters above sea ...

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Vratsa Regional History Museum

The town of Vratsa is located in Northern Bulgaria, 110 km north of Sofia. The first museum collection in the town was associated with the name of Hadji Tosho Tsenov (1749 – 1836) – a wealthy merchant from Vratsa. Later on his son Dimitraki Hadjitoshev (1780 – 1824) added to it. In 1953 a Regional National Museum was set up in Vratsa and in 1956 its first exhibition was opened in ...

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Ancient fortress near Montana

Castra ad Montanesium, the fortress near Montana, lies in the northwestern part of the town, on Kaleto Hill (Fortress Hill). A lot of archaeological research work has been carried out on the hill, which provides valuable information about the history of Montana. The name of the town was given by the ancient Romans and probably derived from the word Mons – mountain. However, the town ...

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The Montana Museum of History

The museum in Montana was founded in 1951 to commemorate the September Uprising. Later, as a complement to its original purpose, the museum began collecting valuable artifacts related to the region’s rich history. In 1991, it was declared a full-fledged museum of history. The museum is divided into The Archeological Section, The Ethnography Section, a section on the history of ...

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Baba Vida Fortress

The Babini Vidini Kuli fortress, also known as Baba Vida Fortress is situated on an area of 9.5 decares on the bank of the river Danube, in the northern part of Vidin. The fortress was raised upon the remains of the ancient town of Bononia. The construction of the medieval castle began during the second half of the 10th century, but during the Second Bulgarian Empire (the end of the ...

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