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Hungarian occupation of Vidin

The Hungarian occupation of Vidin was a period in the history of the city and region of Vidin, today in northwestern Bulgaria, when it was under the rule of the Kingdom of Hungary from 1365 to 1369. Before 1359–1360, the former heir to the Bulgarian crown Ivan Sratsimir had established himself as the ruler of… more

Vidin – 1

Vidin emerged at the place of an old Celtic settlement known as Dunonia. The name itself meant “fortified hill” with the typically Celtic dun found frequently in Celtic place names. The settlement evolved into an Roman fortified town called Bononia. The town grew into one of the important centres of the province of Upper Moesia,… more


The District is yet to be developed; it contributes only 1.9 % of the national GDP (2005). Vidin district has a diversified economic structure more

Mosque of Osman Pazvantoglu

The library and the mosque of Osman Pazvantoglu in Vidin are built in the period of the Ottoman domination. The library is a square building with a dome from lead sheet-iron and is dedicated to the mother of Osman Pazvantoglu more

Osman Pazvantoglu – a Powerful Rebel Against Sultan Selim III

Osman Pazvantoglu of Vidin (1758 – February 5, 1807) is a controversial historical figure who belongs both to Bulgaria’s and Turkey’s past. Although he was an Ottoman soldier, commander and ruler who dreamed of restoring the Suleyman the Magnificent’s rule, the Muslims refused to bury him in a sacred ground more


Bulgaria is a huge empire,with big capital city Bdin.At this time the emperor is Shishman.The land is broad,extensive and beautiful.There are ten navigable rivers,many landscapes and forests more

The history museum – Konaka

This original architectural monument was built in the mid 18th century as a building for the police department but subsequently was significantly altered more

The mosque and The Pazvantoglu’s library

The mosque is a massive stone structure with strictly oriental architecture. The high minaret finishes with a heart in the shape of a lance’s edge more

The Synagogue

The presence of a temple of the Spanish Jews in Vidin is mentioned in 1869. The construction of the building, which was one of the most beautiful of this kind in Bulgaria more

Rakovica’s monastery

Ritous cloisterin foot of the Chernoglav’s top,from then become infiniteely figure haidouk mountain,and to go to the Black sea,in inpenetrable wood folds is monastery of Rakovica “St. Troica”
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