Central and Eastern Europe demystified: A trip to the most beautiful capital cities – Part 1
When choosing a holiday destination, most people go for the obvious. Lured by the obvious magic and sparkle of extremely popular places, they all come to bask in the beauty and wealth of well-known Western European destinations like Paris, London, Rome or Berlin. Others flee the cold months of winter to go “somewhere warm”, choosing Spain or Portugal as destinations. This is all fine, but for today, I suggest a quick look into the concept of traveling from another point of view. What I propose is to have Central and Eastern Europe demystified: A trip to the most beautiful capital cities.
Much has been said, in recent years, about the negative aspects of Central and especially Eastern Europe. Vastly underrated, most of these destinations have been dismissed as poor, dangerous or uninteresting. But let’s take a look into a few of the the most beautiful capital cities in this part of Europe:
Set in a fairytale-like decor, the capital city of the Czech Republic, Prague, displays a beautiful blend of architectural styles, ranging from Romanesque to Gothic and Baroque, from Renaissance to Art Nouveau, Cubist and ultra-modern. When in Prague, don’t miss seeing the center (counted among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites), visiting Prague Castle, Saint Nicholas Church, the Astronomical Clock and afterwards, stop to grab a beer or enjoy a cup of coffee at the Svejk Restaurant, named after the famous funny soldier character. To navigate the city, you can book a Prague tour or a transfer.
Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, is our next suggestion. As the country is not yet a member of the EU, you need a passport and visa to travel, but a cruise on the Danube, a visit to the fantastic Railway Museum and a walk through Kalemegdan Park will surely convince you the effort is well worth!
Join us again next time, as we see Central and Eastern Europe demystified: and take a trip to the most beautiful capital cities.