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Osijek Tops Rough Guides’ Best 7 Unsung Cities List

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Osijek (photo credit: croatia.hr)

Rough Guides, who are one of the world’s leading travel guide publishers, have included the eastern Croatian city of Osijek on its list of Top 7 European Cities You’ve Not Been to but Must Visit…

Rough Guides, which has a large global audience, compiled a list of top places to see if you had already ticked off the predictable big European city breaks like Paris, Barcelona or Amsterdam.

“If you’ve already been to all the big boys, or just want to venture off the well-beaten tourist track, it’s time to discover some seriously unsung cities. Here, we’ve picked seven cities across Europe that we think deserve some time in the limelight,” writes Rough Guides before revealing its top 7.

On top of the list was Osijek, Croatia’s is the fourth largest city located in the east of the country.

“While the Croatian coast gets all the plaudits, the Slavonia region inland lies largely ignored. Visitors are missing out. The elegant city of Osijek in the east took a battering during the 1990s Homeland War, but today is back to something approaching its best; in its heyday during the Austro-Habsburg years a massive military fortress stood here and trams eased around the belle époque streets. The oldest part of town, Tvrđa, has undergone a massive revamp since the 1990s war ended with a flurry of cafes, restaurants and bars brightening up the area. In the rejuvenated centre, meanwhile, you can enjoy relaxed walks along the River Drava and try the local delicacy, fis paprikas, a spicy fish soup, in the riverside restaurants,” Rough Guides writes.

Osijek has the only tram network still in operation in Croatia outside of Zagreb

Osijek has the only tram network still in operation in Croatia outside of Zagreb

Rough Guides have been around since 1982 and have published over 300 travel guides. Check out the original article here.

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