Friday, April 19, 2013

On 23 Euros a Day

21st Century European travel is still Frommeresque...if you want to visit formerly Communist places like Warsaw, Krakow, Belgrade, Budapest, Sophia, Riga;
Most travellers overlook Zagreb for Croatia’s more popular beach resort towns. But Croatia’s capital city is a dynamic destination of its own, with Eastern European charm and Western European modernity. And at 222 Croatian kuna per day, tourists to Zagreb can easily enjoy its ancient cathedrals, open-air markets, 19th-century palaces and medieval architecture. Standout attractions include the Cathedral of the Assumption of Saint Mary (pictured), a Gothic cathedral whose famous twin spires were continuously rebuilt after invasions and natural disasters, and theMuzej Mimara, an art museum notable for its 19th-century edifice, with works from the likes of Renoir, Degas, Delacroix and Rubens.
Paris, Rome...not so much.

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