Vidin Province is the northwesternmost
province of Bulgaria. It borders Serbia and Romania. Its administrative
centre is Vidin on the Danube, and other municipalities are
Belogradchik, Boynitsa, Bregovo, Chuprene, Dimovo, Gramada,
Kula, Makresh, Novo Selo, and Ruzhintsi.
There are remains of many
castles, some of which are Baba Vida, one of the last Bulgarian
strongholds during the Turkish invasion and the Belogradchik
The territory of the province
includes the most western parts of the Danubian Plain and
Stara Planina, while the Danube forms the border with Romania.
The slopes of Stara Planina are coverred with dense forests,
lush meadows and boasts the majestic rock phenomena, the Belogradchik
Rocks. There are around 80 caves situated close to the border
with Serbia, the most famous being the Magura cave, which
known with its cave painting from 10,000 BC. There is also
a lake in the proximity of the cave.
|Baba Vida fortress in Vidin
|The Belogradchik Rocks