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Symbol of the better past

The area inside Vidin's old walls now mostly looks depressing : communist apartment blocks ugly and... read more

Reviewed December 18, 2017
Anfrist
,
Bucharest
via mobile
Leftover of a magnificent fortress

The Stambol Gate was one of the several gates that used to belong to the great Vidin fortress... read more

Reviewed May 5, 2017
IgorMarkovic
,
Smederevo, Serbia
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Reviewed December 18, 2017 via mobile

The area inside Vidin's old walls now mostly looks depressing : communist apartment blocks ugly and many degrading, garbage, vast deserted areas and deserted buildings, incomprehensible building layout plan. There are also few exceptions and this gate is one them.

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Reviewed May 5, 2017

The Stambol Gate was one of the several gates that used to belong to the great Vidin fortress, which hasn't outlived the turbulent historical era of this region. It shows how important and beautiful the walls of the fortress actually were, and how strong the...More

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Reviewed September 19, 2015

There are nine gates of the Vidin fortress - Kaleto. This one is the most important and spectacular. The name derives from the direction of the road leading to Istanbul - the capital of the empire.

Thank Boyan A
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