Roman Historical Site: Kaleto Fortress
Archaeological sites: The Roman and medievel fortress built in the imposing Belogradchik Cliffs is a candidate for UNESCO World Heritage status.
Visitor center at the site
Gallery & Video
Restaurant, cafe or bar
caravan / for food and beverages / restaurant and bar in the hotel at the parking of the fortress
Souvenir shop/Craft shop
a lot of souvenir and two wine shops
Interpretation at the site
Panels, boards, free paper guides in Bulgarian, English, German, Russian, Romanian, Serbian, Italian, Spanish, French, Chinese / 3D hologram projections in BG and ENG /a historical movie for the fortress (duration: 10 min)
Guides, professor’s archaeologists, curator, Actors, volunteers
Available guide in Bulgarian and English
All the streets and buildings of Vidin, the nearest transport hub to Belogradchik, are oriented towards the Danube and the Riverside Park that spreads out along the river\’s banks. With its recreational areas, beaches and landscapes (which combine English parks and Baroque Austrian gardens), the Park offers a wide variety of places for relaxation and recreation.
The Baba Vida Fortress is the best preserved medieval fortress in Bulgaria, constructed over a range of historical periods. Within its walls, there is a theatre stage and a museum exhibition. Apart from the fortress, visitors can enjoy The Ottoman Fortification and Administrative centre, a mosque and a library built in the 14th century, the Jewish Synagogue, a medieval cave monastery, and a number of museums, galleries and historical monuments. Several interesting tourist attractions are also located in and around Belogradchik (Belogradchik Rocks and Magurata), Kula (Castra Martis), Dimovo, Venets Cave, Izvorski Monastery and Chuprene (Biosphere Reserve, Folklore fair).
Belogradchik is situated 53 km from Vidin in an extremely picturesque region with unique rock formations and natural wonders. Thus, it has become a famous tourism centre with excellent resources for trips, cave and bicycle tourism, mountain climbing, hunting, fishing and even astronomical observation.
How to reach Belogradchik
On the Sofia–Vidin line (departing from Sofia Central Railway Station) stopping at the village of Oreshets, which is about 10 km to the east of Belogradchik. Regular buses and a taxi service connect the railway station to Belogradchik.
Direct buses run from the Central Bus Station in Sofia, to Belogradchik daily. The town is most easily reached by bus from Vidin, (53 km) to the north.
From Vidin (Route 102 and 1) and from Sofia (Route 1)