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Belogradchik, Bulgaria
Belogradchik is a town in Vidin Province, Northwestern Bulgaria, the administrative centre of the homonymous Belogradchik Municipality. The town, whose name literally means "small white town," is situated in the foothills of the Balkan Mountains just east of the Serbian border and about 50 km south of the Danube River. The town is famous for its unique and impressive rock formations, the Belogradchik Rocks, which cover an area of 90 square kilometers and reach up to 200 meters in height.

The town is a popular tourist destination. Important landmarks are the medieval Belogradchik Fortress and the Belogradchik Rocks. Other tourist attractions in the area are the nearby Magura Cave, famous for its beautiful prehistoric cave paintings, and the Baba Vida medieval fortress in the nearby town of Vidin on the Danube river.

Things to See & Do

* Belogradchik Rocks
* Belogradchik Fortress
* Magura Cave
* Baba Vida medieval fortress
* History Museum

General Information

Cruise Season – March to Dec
Currency – Lev (BGN)
Language – Bulgarian
Land Area – 359.96 km²
Population – 6,000 approx.
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus two hours
International Country Telephone Code – +359

Travel Links - From the Central Bus Station in Sofia, direct buses run to Belogradchik about once a day. (Trip time: 4 hours) The town is most easily reached by bus from Vidin, 50 km to the north. Regular buses run between Belogradchik and Vidin throughout the day. (Trip time: 1 hour) The bus station in Belogradchik is conveniently located just below the main street.

Trains on the Sofia-Vidin line (leaving from the Sofia Central Railway Station) stop at the village Oreshets, which is about 10 km to the east of Belogradchik. Regular buses and taxi service connect the railway station to Belogradchik.
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