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This is the stambol Gate which linked up to the lovely fortress about a mile up the road.
Plenty of such gates and fortresses in this area but the vidin one is well preserved and looked after. Well worth a visit
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.
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