hotel Ninov - Vidin
hotel Ninov - Vidin
About the hotel: The hotel is situated in a quiet and tranquil area within the central part of the town, on the bank of the Danube. Its apt location will make easy your visit to any business or cultural site, or place of entertainment.
Number of rooms: 23
In room: Bathroom, Telephone, TV
Places to see nearby» Ratiaria
Near the village of Archar, 17 km south of the Danubian town of Vidin, the ruins of the ancient Roman town of Ratiaria lie. The Roman settlement Ratiaria arose at the beginning of I century AD as a military center on the remains of an older Moesian settlement. In honour of his victory over the Dacians, Emperor Trajan constructed Moesian Ratiaria. The town developed as a big craft center, where goldsmith trade was of great importance. Digging in the ruins of a house, archeologists found two necklaces, four rings, two earrings, a pin, and a solid bracelet made of 23-carat gold. For more than two centuries (II–IV century AD) Ratiaria was the most significant military and economic center in today’s Northern Bulgaria, a stronghold of the Roman culture and civilization. One of the emperor’s six armouries was here. The bright town’s culture can be perceived in the sculptures, the gravestones and sarcophagi, in the architectural fragments and the elegant polychromatic mosaics. Today the ancient Roman settlement is regularly raided and destroyed by treasure-hunters.
St. Dimitar Cathedral Temple - Vidin
When in 1718 Vidin became a border city of the Ottoman Empire. This is why there was a new border law saying that the Bulgarians were not allowed to live inside the city walls (The Citadel). As a result of this new regulation there was an urgent need of a new temple to be built outside the stronghold which happened in the end of 17th c. The new cathedral was named after the Thessalonikian holy martyr Dimitriy. Soon it became an important cultural center of all Bulgarians. The cathedral is the second biggest one in Bulgaria after St. Alexander Nevski in Sofia. On December 6, 1868 for the first time in the newest Bulgarian history a liturgy served by a Bulgarian bishop in Bulgarian language took place. Since then the church became home of the Vidin bishop Antim, who was proclaimed as the first Bulgarian exarch, four years later. The Cathedral-temple St. Dimitar has a cruciform shape with three longitudinal and one transverse nave. The central dome rests on four pillars that emphasize its size and appearance. The height of the central dome is 33 meters. The cathedral is considered as one of the most important and considerable Bulgarian cultural monuments.
The border town of Kula is located 32 southwestern direction of Vidin, where the Danube hill plain joins the last spurs of Balkan Mountain. The present name of the town Kula (tower) is due to the Roman tower situated in the center of the town. The live here and the fortress construction are related to the Roman and Early-Byzantine age. After conquering the lands between the Danube River and the Balkan Mountain (1st century AD) they were included in the Moesia province. Favorable conditions for the development of the agriculture, crafts and trade, as well as the city administration were created in Moesia. The major city in the district was Ratsiaria, today’s Archar village. The Bononia fortress erected near Vidin. In the end of the 3rd century AD the Roman rule in Dacia was repulsed. This imposed launching a number of preventive measures and the establishment of Coastal Dacia province with main city Ratsiaria. The recovery of the Danube Limes started and a lot of fortresses were constructed on strategic inner places. One of them, in the Coastal Dacia province, was the Castra Martis fortress. It held a key position for the most western Balkan Mountain passage Vrashka Chuka, and protected the important road from Bononia to Singidunum (Belgrade). Castra Martis had a very important role for the defense of these lands. The fortress rises on the sheer slope above the defile of the Voinishka river, in the center of the nowadays town. The archeological excavations showed that before constructing the fortress a small Thracian-Roman settlement existed here, in which the live started yet in the in the 1st millennium BC, and lasted until the first centuries of the Roman Empire. Today, the Castra Martis Hill is located on the Livingston Island - an Antarctic island in the South Shetland Islands, Western Antarctica lying between Greenwich and Snow Islands. The peak was named after the Roman settlement of Castra Martis, ancestor of the present town of Kula in Northwestern Bulgaria.
Baba Vida Fortress
"Baba Vida" is important medieval fortress, situated on the banks of the River Danube in the town of Vidin in the northwestern tip of the country. The fortress occupies a commanding position overlooking the town. The present castle is actually built upon the foundations of a Roman fortress known as Bononia which marked the Danubian Frontier of the Roman Empire from the first to the seventh centuries. Baba Vida Fortress was actually built during the 10th century and is the only medieval fortress to have survived intact to the present day. The building is protected by inner and outer walls and is ringed by a moat filled with water from the Danube. Today, the castle is host to a number of theatre productions during the summer and is often used as a historical film set. There’s also an onsite museum with exhibitions about the region’s history.
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Three-stars hotel in Vidin
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