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Thing to Do in Sremski Karlovci Guide

A Day in Sremski Karlovci: Architecture, Culture & Wine

Just 8 km from central Novi Sad, Sremski Karlovci has a population of fewer than 10,000 people. But the small town is rich in beautiful architecture and historical monuments, not to mention a few fascinating museums and wineries. According to archaeological evidence, the area has been inhabited since at least Neolithic times, while the Romans

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Visiting Sremska Mitrovica

Exploring the Roman Ruins of Sremska Mitrovica

Like many parts of Serbia’s Vojvodina region, Sremska Mitrovica is a charming town full of classical architecture. But beneath its surface lie the ancient remains of the Roman city of Sirmium, which even once served as a capital of the empire.  By far Sremska Mitrovica’s top highlight is what’s left of the Imperial Palace, though

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Subotica Guide

Touring the Art Nouveau Architecture of Subotica

Right along the border with Hungary is one of Serbia’s most endearing towns. Subotica has long had more Hungarians than Serbs, and their influence over the area’s architecture remains clear. Many of the remarkable buildings around town were built in the Hungarian Secession style of the early 20th century, and we’ll be covering all of the

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Petrovaradin Fortress Novi Sad Guide

A Guide to Novi Sad: Exploring Serbia’s Second City

Novi Sad, Serbia’s second-largest city, is widely regarded as one of its most charming. Despite being just 70 km from the capital, it was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until the 20th century, giving it a distinct look and feel. Now home to the annual EXIT Festival and having been designated a European Capital of

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Crna Reka Monastery

Visiting the Cave Monastery of Crna Reka

Hidden in a canyon about 30 km south of Novi Pazar is one of the world’s most unique cave churches. Crna Reka Monastery was established as early as the 1200s and its current look has remained largely unchanged since the 16th century. Unknown to most tourists in Serbia, a visit to this mysterious monastery could

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Sopoćani Monastery Novi Pazar Guide

Exploring Novi Pazar & Its Surrounding Monasteries

In the following Novi Pazar guide, we’ll be covering one of Serbia’s least-visited but most unique destinations. A rare majority Muslim town in a mostly Christian country, Novi Pazar more closely resembles Bosnia & Herzegovina or Kosovo than it does the rest of Serbia. And if you’ve already been to those places, you’ll largely know

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Visiting Felix Romuliana

Felix Romuliana: The Grand Palace of Emperor Galerius

Felix Romuliana is one of the most overlooked yet significant Roman archaeological sites in the Balkans. Archaeologist Felix Philipp Kanitz, who studied the site in the 19th century, even called it one of the best-preserved Roman monuments in Europe. Yet due to its hard-to-reach location, not many visitors make it. The site was originally a

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Niš Guide

A Guide to Niš: Visiting the Fortress, Skull Tower & More

Niš may be Serbia’s third-largest city, but it’s a place where few tourists venture. Historically, it’s best known as the birthplace of Constantine the Great (280-337 AD). And today, many of the city’s monuments are reminders of the region’s dark past, from the chilling Ottoman Skull Tower to a Nazi concentration camp. In the following Niš guide, we’ll

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Visiting Topola

Visiting Topola & Vršac: Two Hearts of Historic Uprisings

For whatever reason, visiting Topola, a town situated about 75 km south of Belgrade, doesn’t appear on many travelers’ itineraries. But the town is intrinsically linked with the legendary rebel Karađorđe and his descendants, several of whom would go on to rule Serbia and the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. And one doesn’t need to be a history expert

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Exploring Belgrade FortressExploring Belgrade Fortress

Exploring Belgrade Fortress & Its Underground Secrets

Nobody visits Belgrade without a walk through Belgrade Fortress. Not only is it the city’s most iconic landmark, it’s also free to enter. But given the fact that Belgrade Fortress, also known as Kalemegdan, has been occupied for thousands of years, there’s a lot more to it than first meets the eye. The total number

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Zemun Top Things to Do in Belgrade

Top 5 Things to Do in Belgrade

Belgrade, a bustling city with nearly 2 million people, is both the capital of the Republic of Serbia and the largest city in the Balkans. While the city has something for everyone, the following list will take a look at the top five things to do in Belgrade from a historical and cultural perspective. All

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