Without a doubt, travelling to Europe can be pricey. If Europe’s on top of your travel list, avoid the popular tourist destinations and consider the less popular ones which are less crowded, and more importantly, budget-friendly!
Although some might still associate Sarajevo with war and tragedy, tourism has been on the rise since the city picked itself up and found its inner beauty. Once a renowned religious melting pot, Sarajevo is a beautiful city surrounded by the forested mountains. Everywhere you turn, you’ll find intriguing architecture with traces of the past and catch a glimpse of the stunning backdrop of the Dinaric Alps.
There’s something undeniably enchanting about Transylvania’s spooky charms. While there won’t be any bloodthirsty vampires or their mansions awaiting you, rest assured that the misty mountains and medieval feel of this European city are just as fantasy-like and worth your travel. Known as “the land beyond the forest”, Transylvania is the perfect tranquility that every city dweller needs.
Poland’s former political capital is all about culture. There’s a long list of festivals that take place throughout the year. Unlike the current capital Warsaw, Krakow was not damaged during World War II, which means the city is rich in centuries old buildings with all kinds of European styles—Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, art nouveau and more. It may not be a filming location for Games of Thrones, but you’d certainly feel like you’re in the series! Don’t miss a day trip to the infamous Auschwitz concentration camp.
Although Riga is not a popular travel destination in Europe, it doesn’t mean that it’s any less charming. Set on the Baltic Sea at the mouth of the River Daugava, Riga is famous for its Old Town and city center, where most of the buildings are of the Art Nouveau style of architecture. This cultural city is also home to many museums and concert halls.
The capital and most populous city in Hungary, Budapest has become increasingly popular for budget travellers since many sights and attractions are either free or inexpensive. Besides, the city is tourist-friendly and easy to reach. Architecturally, Budapest is a treasure trove with Eclectic, neoclassical and many more styles. Travel to one of Europe’s most colourful cities with Sri Sutra Travel.