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village of Vidrare

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Vidrare is a village in Western Bulgaria. It is located in Pravetz municipality, Sofia district.

It is 22 km northeast of the town of Pravec, some 83 km northwest of Sofia, 30 km in the same direction from the town of Botevgrad.

Vidrare is a beautiful village situated at the foot of Etropole mountain, 350 meters above sea level.
The climate throughout Botevgrad Valley, often crude - a long winter, short spring - cool and windy, and hot and dry summer.
Here flows the river Malak Iskar.

The village is electrified, with maintained infrastructure. There are electricity, water supply and communication networks. Missing sewerage network.
Function elementary school Vasil Levski, hospital for children with disabilities, community center, town hall, 3 shops, 2 restaurants, a museum house of a monastery school.
Regular bus service to settlements in the area. Nearby passes Hemus highway.


Gradishteto fortress is built on a strategic level with good visibility to the entire canyon of the river Malak Iskar. Construction is of stones on dry masonry. Initial impressions are that this is a partition of the gorge. In a detailed view showing that the fortress has the shape of an irregular triangle with the wall descending to the river and another wall that covers the most - the vulnerable spot - plain. There is noticeable thing as the remains of a round tower.
Likely had features of castle guard as it is situated on a very small space and Construction is not particularly strong.
Over the fortress has discovered and excavated by archaeologists studied Thracian mound.

Church of St. Paraskeva, which is initially only a build entirely of stone. The iconostasis, Arctic vault and altar of the temple issue a refined architecture. Raises curiosity and artistic paintings covering the walls, windows and a large vault of the church. To reach our time in today's church was altered several times.

Monument to the fallen in the Balkans wars - built in 1922 in the church yard by means of the local population. Represents a three-step pedestal of stone, on which a pyramid with recessed niche for portraits of the victims, whose names are inscribed. The monument has a cross on top and has a sculptural image of a lion.

Text: Mirela
Photos: Internet

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