Kale Fortress

"Kale" is one of the most preserved fortresses in Bulgaria, located on the north slopes of the Balkan Mountains. ...

City: Belogradchik

Country: Bulgaria

Location: 65 kilometres east of Vidin, Bulgaria. GPS N 43°37`24.1” E 22°40`37.69”

Magura Cave: 1.5 kilometres north of Rabisha, 45 km east of Vidin, 20 kilometres west of Belogradchik.


Tourist Information Centre Belogradchik, 1a Poruchik Dvorianov, 3900 Belogradchik, Bulgaria, tel. +359 877 881283, +359 936 3291, www.belogradchik.biz/belogradchik.en.html, www.belogradchik-eu.net;

Hours (Fortress/Visitor Centre): Jun–Sep 8.00–21.00 (daily), Oct–May:


The entrance fee is paid through ticket price: adults 2€, children 1€.

Belogradchik Town Hall, Knyaz Boris 1, 3900 Belogradchik, Bulgaira, tel. +359 936 53161, fax: +359 936 53248, www.belogradchik.bg, www.belogradchik-eu.net

Vragansky Balkan Nature Park, 1 Ivanka Boteva, 3000 Vratska, tel. +359 92 665849, www.vr-balkan.net/en/home

Natura Visitor Centre (Old Mosque), 17–19 Pop Sava Katrafikov, 3000 Vratsa, Bulgaria, tel. +359 926 60318, www.vr-balkan.net/en

Apr–31 Sep: 9.00–17.00 (daily), 1 Oct–31 Mar: Mon–Fri 9.00–17.00, Sat & Sun: closed


Parking, public toilets, souvenir shops, restaurants, bar, interpretation center, printed brushers, electronic guide, spatial models.

Key characteristic of the attraction:


Supporting tourist fascinations:

Magura - one of the largest caves in Bulgaria. Located in north-western Bulgaria, about 180 km from Sofia. It is 17 km from the town of Belogradchik, 1.5 km from the village Rabisha, and 35 km southwest of the town of Vidin.

How to get there:

  • Plane

The nearest airports are positioned 100 up to 150 km away from the sites

  • Bus
  • Car

International highways are: E79 through city of Vidin, E70 and E85 passing through city of Ruse; Hemus/ A2 и Е83; from Sofia to Pleven and Rousse highway Hemus/ A2 и Е83.

  • Train

Further information concerning the Bulgarian State Railway is available at the following internet address: www.bdz.bg

  • Boat

Bulgaria’s ports are the following:




  • Bicycle

Eurovelo 6 route (part of the Eurovelo network established by the European Biking Federation) follows the Loire and Rheine rivers, and continues to the mouth of the Danube.

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