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Village of Valchek

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Valchek is a village in northwestern Bulgaria. It is located in the municipality of Makresh, Vidin region.

It is located near the Bulgarian - Serbian border, about 9 km northeast of Makresh village, 35 kilometers southwest of the town of Vidin and approximately 184 kilometers northwest of Sofia city.

The average altitude is 161 meters. The climate is characterized by relatively cold winters and hot summers with little rainfall.

The village has electricity and water supply systems. There is mobile coverage and bus service to the town of Vidin.

The population of the village numbers about 56 people. There are a primary school and kindergarten in the neighboring village - Rakovitza / 27 km west /, and the village of Makresh has kindergarten. A majority of the streets in the village are paved with street lighting.

There are a GP and a dentist in Makresh and the regional center Vidin offers specialized medical care.

Vidbol river passes through the village. The village is located 2 km from the train station - Makresh of the railway line Sofia - Vidin.

Valchek is named after its founder - Valcho, who was an owner of an inn.

Landmarks and tourism:

In the land of the village is located the cave Chukata, Vidbol river and Farfun dam, suitable for fishing.

In the northeast direction of the village is located Vargoliya hill.

In the area of ​​village Valchek you can visit:

Rakovitsa monastery "Holy Trinity" is located 32 kilometers west. It was founded in X-XI century and after the fall of Bulgaria under Ottoman rule it declined. In the XVII century it was restored by St. Pimen of Sofia, but at the end of XVIII century, was burned down. Currently he is restored and constantly operating.

"Magura" cave is located about 15 km far from the village. It is one of the most beautiful caves the country, a part of the 100 national tourist sites.

Belogradchik Rocks - probably the most famous rock formations in Bulgaria, which are also a part of the 100 national tourist sites. They are located about 35 km southeast.

Sources:, Mirela

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