Ft. Yeji  and Natalie

Besźel is an Eastern European city likely situated between Bulgaria, Romania, and Turkey. While you cannot fly directly to Besźel from the United States, at the start of chapter 7 it is mentioned that you can fly directly to Beszel airport from Skopje, Budapest or Athens. (pp 72-73)

Besźel is a rather old city, having been founded around 1700 to 2000 years ago. Ancient ruins can still be found in the heart of Besźel, including a coliseum in the “old town”.

Potential locations of Beszel and Ul Qoma

Besźel can be divided into several different distinct regions, but at its core, it is mostly run-down.