Eastern Europe's Top Capital Cities

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Sep 11, 2012 / 0 comments

If you're looking to head to Eastern Europe this summer to get away from it all, you're probably wondering where you should go. With so many wonderful destinations it's difficult to choose one that will be perfect for you. Have no fear, this little list should help you narrow down your options. 

1.Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina – Recovering from it's recent past, Sarajevo is proving itself to be a city with a colourful and distinctive culture that is eager to share itself with the world.

2.Dubrovnik, Croatia – With a thriving “old town” district, replete with the architecture and atmosphere fitting of such a remarkable city, Dubrovnik is a perfect mix of old and new.

3.Istanbul, Turkey – Like many other popular cities, Istanbul is split into the old town and the new. The old is filled with markets, museums, palaces and the world famous Blue Mosque, while the new part of the city is a metropolitan vision of the future.

4.Budapest, Hungary – Split by the river Danube, the two halves of the city are named “Buda” and “Pest”, and the dividing stretch of water separates not just the name but also the old and the new parts of the city. The old is home to the palace and the rugged, rural side, whilst the new is as cosmopolitan as any other city in the world. Offering a massive range of bars and clubs, it is home to thousands of people at night, as well as being a centre of business during the day. It really is a city of two halves, in more ways than one.


With these few examples, it's clear to see that whatever you're after, Eastern Europe is easily the place to go.