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History
Region Vidin is with unusually rich history. Vidin has built its structure and appearance during centuries. Ancient Roman, medieval Bulgarian, Turkish after emancipation and new Vidin are piled up one on top of the other. During the first century B. C. were living Thracian tribes Mizi and Tribali, conquered and included in the Roman Empire during I century A. D. The numerous monuments, architectural fragments, sculptural figures, bronze casting and pottery products testify for the upsurge of antique Ratsiariya (Archar village) and Bononia (Vidin city) in the Roman epoch of domination.
Bononia continues its existence during the Middle Ages but as Bdin. During First Bulgarian country it is a centre of administrative region and bishop’s seat, Bulgarian stronghold defending Byzantium invasion in 1003.

Impetuous and changing is the historical fortune of Bdin during Second Bulgarian country. In the 90s Region Bdin existed as independent feudal principality with despot ruler Shishman chosen for Bulgarian king in 1323. In 1371 ahead with king Ivan- Sratsimir Bdin became a centre of independent feudal principality.

During XIII - XIV century Bdin was not only a political but also an important business centre of north- western Bulgarian lands with strong developed crafts and applied arts, large producer of cereals and along with these a literary centre. Bdin’s fortress was the last one that felt under Ottoman rule. Dedicated and heroic was the fight of Bulgarians from Vidin outskirts during second quarter of XIX century. Risings and rebellions aroused in the regions of Belogradchik, Vidin and Kula. Even if the rebellions were unsuccessful they show to the European public that revolutionary strength grows in Bulgaria capable of struggle for political liberation.
During February 1878 Vidin was emancipated from Ottoman rule.
In course of 2 centuries the region was an important military, transport and trade centre.

Today Vidin represents a complex tangle saturated with elements from all periods of rising and fall. There are some parts and buildings from those stages of progress. The historical shape of the city and buildings situated in it, the river towards which Vidin faced, the vegetation which comprises it and the atmosphere challenged by spiritual marks of the time makes this town called Vidin unique.





News
22.03.2017
Danube region commits to sustainable mobility in tourism
15 organisations from 9 European countries along the Danube encourage the development of a Network of Destinations (“Pearls”) to offer their visitors and inhabitants the possibility to travel and explore the Danube region with sustainable means of transport.
 
23.09.2014
Final conference on project TRANSDANUBE
It marks the official end of a 2-year collaboration between 14 project partners from six countries along the Danube
 
02.09.2014
Sixth partner meeting and Final conference on project TRANSDANUBE
From 8 to 11 September 2014 will be held the Sixth partner meeting and the Final conference of project “TRANSDANUBE – Sustainable Transport and Tourism along the Danube”, in Belgrade, Republic of Serbia
 
04.07.2014
Travelling eco-friendly along the Danube
Interactive Map \"Danube Tour\" supports tourists who would like to travel along the Danube by bus, train, boat and on foot
 
23.05.2014
Fifth partner meeting on project TRANSDANUBE was held in Tulcea, Romania
The meeting was attended by representatives of all project partners from Austria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia, Romania and Bulgaria
 
09.05.2014
Fifth partner meeting on project TRANSDANUBE in Tulcea, Romania
The workshop will begin with meeting of the Project Steering Committee where will be discussed the current status of the project implementation
 
28.04.2014
Regional administration Vidin will hold two seminars on project TRANSDANUBE - „Sustainable Transport and Tourism along Danube”
On the seminars will be presented products developed in the framework of the project – Regional Marketing
 
18.02.2014
The Fourth partner meeting on project TRANSDANUBE ended in Veszprem, Hungary
The members of the team actively joined the organized sessions related with information exchange in the field of tourism, tourism packages and proposals for sustainable transport
 
17.02.2014
The participation of Vidin region on the International Tourist Fair HOLIDAY & SPA EXPO 2014 ended
Vidin region was presented with a unique stand
 
11.02.2014
Fourth partner meeting on project TRANSDANUBE in Veszprem, Hungary
Representatives from Regional administration Vidin will take part in the Fourth partner meeting on project
 
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