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Kale Fortress - Vidin

Author: Д. Колева, 1.3 km From Vidin.    , GPS coordinates: N 43.9930207    E 22.8865040
Kale Fortress - Vidin, Picture

   Fortress "Kale" in Vidin's fortifications dating from the XVII century. When constructing new and used its time vobalna defense system. The very wall was erected along the Danube semicircular and had a diameter of 1,800 m. From the river were erected two parallel stone walls, and in part to land seven butts, interconnected by eight bastions. The facility was protected by an outer moat 18 meters wide and 6 meters deep, filled with water from the river. The fortress had nine gates that were called Points: Kale, Vidbol pepper, pepper Stambol, market capitalization, Mujahideen pepper, pepper Florentin, Sarah pepper, pepper Telegraph, Fish Peppers. The most famous of these was Stambol point through which passed the road to Istanbul-Constantinople. Moat there is larger because there moored ships of the Turkish fleet river. To protect Kapil before each supporting fortification was 8-9 with a cannon placed in holes in the walls.

   Until nowadays are reserved only 4 gates: Stambol pepper, market capitalization, Mujahideen pepper, pepper Florentin. Constructed by akrovidni corridors, the walls of which are provided for accommodation sentinels. To each door is reached by wooden bridges that were moving. Only to Stambol pepper bridge of stone. Kapil closed doors with large logs, studded with iron. The river going out of 5 doors: Aralak, Top, Sarah, and Syurgyun Telegraph.

    Kale fortress with ramparts of Calafat completely shut the entrance of the Danube for foreign incursions. After building and Vidin was not over.

   Today "fortress" and capital have been declared a cultural monument. Fully preserved fortress in Telegraph pepper. Before Stambol pepper has built a beautiful fountain with a statue of a little boy.

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