Travel between these historic Balkan capitals by public bus and uncover two great cities establishing themselves back at the heart of Europe. Sarajevo, nestled between wooded hills and divided by the Miljacka River, has a fascinating pre-war history from the Neo-Gothic Roman Catholic Cathedral to the Jewish museum, formerly a synagogue when it was built in 1556. Transfer to Serbia’s capital on the banks of the River Danube and soak up the vibrant, cosmopolitan atmosphere, from the churches of the Old Town to New Belgrade with its Gallery of Modern Art. Speak to a Regent Balkans Specialist about 3, 4 and 5-star hotel options.
The Bascarsija is the main market square in Sarajevo and the hub of the inner city with over 40 narrow lanes emanating from it filled with traders in copper, leather and woodwork. In the market shop for carved wooden toys and handmade tin coffee pots and cups. Belgrade is now firmly back where it belongs, at the heart of Europe. Fortunately, the sole evidence now of its many conquerors and former despots is in its architecture. Name a style from the 17th century or from the 20th century, and it will be there. Yet Belgrade is more than just its buildings; the Danube and its hilly surroundings are as important as the city itself. The Old Town is compact enough for walking everywhere and cars are banned from many of its streets.
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