Advent before Christmas is also a time for showing the “betlehem” compositions loved especially by children. You can find them not only in churches but also in public areas, like at the entrance of Primatial Palace pictured bellow.
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Main Square is one of the must-see locations in Bratislava. Its importance for those who like to have fun grows especially in December when it host the Christmas Market. Together with adjacent squares and streets it accommodates this December over 100 stalls, mostly offering typical “Christmas” cuisine and beverages.
Official Bratislava website lists them all- typical “Gypsy Liver” pork burger (Cigánska pečienka), spicy sausage, bread with lard and onion, savoury pastry (Pagáč), goose or sauerkraut potato crepe, sauerkraut soup, hot punch, mulled wine or grog. For dessert, you can try some sweet pastry, Christmas wafers, honey biscuits, or Christmas mead.
The stalls have various trinkets and gifts on sale, complementing the special pre-Christmas atmosphere. Wood, glass, leather, wicker, dried corn leaves, or beeswax, are just some of the natural materials used to make practical and decorative wares.
But do not confuse it with some shopping festival. These markets are special socializing event, an opportunity to meet friends. For trespassers and tourists, it is also a chance to feel the local atmosphere more than any other time. And who knows, you may also learn more about these places while listening our MP3 Audio tour – especially the tracks Opera House, Main Square, Old Town Hall and Primate’s Palace and Primatial Square.
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Merry Christmas 2011!