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5 Exotic Cities of Eastern Europe: A Journey from Czech Republic to Ukraine




Budapest - Hungary
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Budapest is the capital and the largest city of Hungary and one of the largest cities in the European Union. Budapest has the largest thermal water system in the world, the first Underground Railroad on the European continent, the third largest Parliament building in the world and the largest synagogue in Europe. With confidence, we can say that Budapest is a dream cum true for any vacationer. It is the perfect gateway to Eastern Europe and deserves to be number one on the list of an Eastern European Holiday. While visiting Budapest, do remember to visit all of the below attractions: Buda Castle Hill, Budapest Opera House, Chain Bridge, Budapest Parliament, Matthias Church, Royal Palace, Fishermen's Bastion, Heroes' Square, Central Market Hall, Gellert Hill, Great Synagogue, Andrassy Avenue, St. Stephen's Basilica, Budapest Academy of Music, City Park, Vaci Street, Budapest Broadway, Danube Promenade, Shoes on the Danube, Margaret Island, Millennium Underground and Roam City of Aquincum.


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Prague is the Jewel in the Crown of Central Europe. Prague is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. The history of Prague is rich and it had an important role in the development of Central Europe since the Middle Ages. This has ensured that Prague has marvelous architecture in resplendent buildings and dainty old squares. Ancient buildings here have been modified to fine restaurants and sophisticated hotels. Prague is a majorly tourism driven city and is definitely one among the most beautiful cities of the world. Some of the major attractions of Prague are: Charles Bridge, Old Town Square, Art Master Gallery, Petrin Gardens, St. Nicholas Church, Prague Castle, Vysehrad Castle, Zizkov Monument, Antonin Dvorak Museum and Vysehrad Slavin Cemetery.


Bucharest - Romania
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Bucharest is the largest city in Romania and also its capital. It is the cultural, industrial, and financial center of Romania. Bucharest is traditionally considered to be built upon seven hills and is situated in the south eastern corner of the Romanian Plain. Once famously referred to as "The Little Paris," this city has changed and today the old and new worlds coexist in the cities architecture and reflected in its culture. Its rich cultural heritage is reflected in the various churches, monasteries, museums and landmark buildings. The many parks and gardens only add to the charm and beauty of the city. While visiting Bucharest, do remember to visit all of the below attractions: Parliament Palace, Old Center, Revolution Square, The Arch of Triumph, Romanian Atheneum, National History Museum, Museum of the Romanian Peasant, Cismigiu Garden and the Stavropoleos Church.


Warsaw - Poland
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Warsaw, or Warszawa in Polish, is the largest city of Poland and also its capital. Located on the banks of the Vistula River, about 260 kms from the Baltic Sea and 300 kms from the Carpathian Mountains, Warsaw is another gem of a tourist destination that will make your exotic European holiday memorable. Some of the main tourist attractions of Warsaw are: Old Town with its alleys, squares, and cosy cafs, Lazienki Królewskie Palace Garden complex, Wilanw Park-Palace complex, Palace of Culture and Science, Warsaw Rising Museum, National Museum, Copernicus Science Centre, Multimedia Fountain Park, Places related to Fryderyk Chopin. Also, in the summer, the Old and New Town Squares become stages for musical and theatrical performances and open-air galleries.


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Kiev or Kyiv, Ukraine was the historical capital of Kyivan Rus and is the capital of modern Ukraine on the river Dnipro. The city of Kiev in Ukraine is also a city famous for golden domes. A city full of rich cultural and historical heritage, it has many theaters, museums, religious sites, modern buildings and ancient ruins. The much lower costs than other European destinations make Kiev an easier choice as a tourist destination during your east European holiday. While visiting Kiev, do remember to visit all of the below attractions: The Monastery of the Caves, founded in 1015, and St. Sophia Cathedral, founded in 1037, are both World Heritage Sites. The Museum of the Great Patriotic War, with the Motherland Statue, is a perfect spot from where you can see the entire city. You can also go to Taras Shevchenko National Opera Theatre, Pyrohovo Museum of Folk Architecture and the Maydan Nezalezhnosti square.



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