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Istanbul, Turkey

Isa Yusuf Alptekin Park

A tiny park in the middle of some big power politics.
Istanbul, Turkey

Column of the Goths

This column celebrates Rome's victory over the Goths, and may be the oldest Roman monument in Istanbul.
Istanbul, Turkey

Kaiser Wilhelm Fountain

A fountain standing as a testament to a doomed alliance.
Istanbul, Turkey

Panorama 1453 Museum

Step back in time and witness the fall of Constantinople.
Troyanski manastir, Bulgaria

Troyan Monastery

At this 16th-century monastery in rural Bulgaria, visitors can also spend the night.
Sofia, Bulgaria

The Bells Monument

"Unity, Creativity, Beauty."
Balgarevo, Bulgaria

Cape Kaliakra

The site of many battles and tragedies, including the 40 maidens who leapt into the sea.
Vucje, Serbia

Vucje Hydroelectric Plant

Operating continuously since 1903, this "milestone" facility transformed the regional economy.
Prilep, North Macedonia

Museum of Tobacco

Thousands of objects tell the story of a city famous for its tobacco.
Skopje, North Macedonia

Skopje Fortress

This fortress dates back to the 6th century and is also the site of a controversial abandoned restoration project.
Krusheva, North Macedonia

Toše Proeski Memorial House

The cross-shaped memorial is filled with kitschy tributes to the late pop star.
Budapest, Hungary

Red Ruin

This off-beat, quirky communism-themed bar isn't afraid to poke fun at its history.
Budapest, Hungary

Flipper Muzeum

Sitting beneath an unremarkable residential building is a museum devoted to classic Pinball.