Here, as in other Slovenian sanctums of nature worship, a castle adds to the fairy-tale scenery.Though Sofia is Bulgaria's capital city, visitors who are looking for Bulgaria's treasures might be encouraged to branch out from Sofia and explore its Black Sea coast and mountain towns to get the country's full story.This popular attraction is nestled in the Rila Mountains and is the most important seat of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church.Belarus is an almost forgotten Eastern European country - its authoritarian government prevents it from spreading its wings.
It is sometimes included on tours to Croatia, though some travelers have found it difficult to traverse on their own.
Cities like Plovdiv reveal Bulgaria's long heritage in their architectural artifacts and museums.
Other interesting sights in Bulgaria include Rila Monastery, a pilgrimage site for centuries.
Even less officious buildings, like the Great Market Hall Belgrade is the Serbian capital city.
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The number of hostels in Belgrade has exploded in the past few years, and English-language coverage of this destination city is better than for some of the rest of Southeastern Europe. Like Latvia, it also claims to have originated the tradition of the Christmas tree, and Christmas in Estonia always includes large, elaborately decorated fir trees for the holidays.