Welcome to Vidin
Resting on a bend in the Danube in the far northwest of Bulgaria, Vidin feels a long way from anywhere, and unless you're crossing into Romania, there's little obvious reason for you to wend your way up here. The population has shrunk dramatically over the last decade or so, and the town can appear forlorn and eerily deserted. That said, Vidin does enjoy some fine riverside views and its one major attraction, the majestic Baba Vida Fortress, is one of the best preserved in the country. The sprawling town square, pl Bdintsi, one block northeast of the train station, features an enormous communist-era monument, banks and shops.