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The Unknown Northwest 2

Sofia – Berkovitsa – Montana – Vidin

The route is 215 km long and it can be crossed for about 3 hours and 40 minutes with an automobile or organized transport. In case of accommodation, it can be performed in Belogradchik, Varshets, Montana or Vidin. In this route tourists can visit the Klisura Monastery, the History Museum of Varshets, the Ethnographic Museum of Berkovitsa, the Ancient Fortress of Montana, the History Museum of Montana, the Lopushanski Monastery, the Chiprovski Monastery, the Belogradchik Rocks, the Belogradchik Fortress, the Magura Cave, the fortress Kastra Martis – town of Kula, the fortress Bana 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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Ethnographic Museum, Berkovitsa

The Ethnographic Museum of Berkovitsa reveals the material and spiritual culture of the town and the region. It is housed in the building of Sarbinskata House, a typical representative of the old urban houses in Berkovitsa. The various museum collections include pottery from Berkovitsa, Chiprovtsi carpets, Sarakatsani costumes, urban dresses from the 1820s, etc. The traditional crafts ...

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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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Fortresses in Bulgaria Kaliakra Archaeological Reserve National Museum of History, Boyana Church Branch - Sofia Architectural Reserves Natural Phenomena
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Danube River Fortresses in Bulgaria The Wonders of Bulgaria National History Museum A brief history of Bulgaria
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