Zagreb Upper Town Croatia

Lotrščak Tower Zagreb Upper Town Cannon Shot
Lotrščak Tower Zagreb Upper Town Although tourists will almost certainly choose the Lower Town in Zagreb as a base, it makes sense from every point of view to explore first the oldest part of the city. It are the two small hills of Kaptol and...
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Cetinje Montenegro

Lovcen Mausoleum Centinje
Lovcen Mausoleum Cetinje Set deep in the Zetan Plain, Podgoria is certainly today's administrative capital of Montenegro. But ask any Montenegrin and you will quickly discover a visceral attachment to the mountain fastness of Cetinje that for 500 stormy years held that place. From the...
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Vizivaros Budapest

Vizivaros Budapest
Vizivaros Budapest Between Castle Hill and the western bank of the Danube, extending north from the Chain Bridge towards Margit körút, is the area known as Viziváros or Water Town. This area gained its name in the Middle Ages due to constant flooding. It was...
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Budapest Outside City Center

Nagyteteny Palace Budapest
Nagyteteny Palace Budapest Budapest is a sprawling city and several sites in Budapest Outside City Center are well worth a visit. North of the center of Buda are the fascinating ruins of Aquincum, a town founded by the Romans in about AD 100. To the west,...
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Gellert Hill and Taban Budapest

Gellert Hill Budapest
Gellert Hill Budapest Rising steeply beside the Danube, Gellért Hill is one of Budapest's most attractive areas. From the top, at a height of 140 meters (460 ft), a beautiful view of the whole of Budapest unfolds. the Celtic Eravi, who preceded the Romans, formed...
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Gedimino Prospektas Vilnius

Gedimino Prospektas Vilnius
Gedimino Prospektas Vilnius - Nightview Gedimino Prospektas in Naujamiestas (New Town) is an approximately 2 kilometer long street which begins at the Cathedral Square and runs the length of the lower part of Naujamiestas to the Zveryno Bridge. It was first laid in 1836. It...
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Budapest Castle District

Royal Castle Budapest
Budapest Castle District History Fountain Budapest Castle District The hill town of Buda grew up around its castle and Mátyás Church from the 13th century onwards. At 60 meters (197 ft) above the Danube, the hill's good strategic position and natural resources made it a...
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Budapest Parliament and Surroundings

Parliament Building Hungary Budapest interior
Towards the end of the 18th and throughout the 19th century Pest underwent a series of huge changes. In 1838 a flood destroyed most of the rural dwellings that had occupied the area until that time. The unification of Budapest in 1873, and the 1,000-...
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