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Colors of Bratislava - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Bratislava Castle Local people have great respect for traditions of the past. Devotion to customs and culture of their ancestors can be easily seen in almost all spheres of life. During numerous national holidays and fairs you can always see the local people wearing in their national costumes in the streets of the city. Old Slovak music is an essential part of any celebration. Of course it’s completely impossible to imagine any celebration without delicious food of all possible types. Bratislava is still home to craftsmen who sew national clothes and shoes. They make attractive traditional souvenirs exactly the way their ancestors did many years ago.
Bratislava is a magnificent and ancient city that always amazes visitors by the atmosphere of coziness and silence that is contrasting to fast and stressful life of modern urbanites. You … Open
Culinary traditions of the city are full of kind and warm rituals. It is worth noting that many national dishes, which have been prepared for centuries by the locals for various holidays, may seem to be true delicacies to visitors. Previously roast venison with cranberry sauce was the most popular delicacy of the region. However, today you can try it despite the season as the dish is served in all luxury restaurants of the city as the best national delicacy.
Hospitality and good nature of local residents are definitely worth a separate mentioning. Serious attitude to religion remains one of distinctive features of their character. Even local children are perfectly familiar with the local religious traditions and regularly visit churches and cathedrals with their parents. The majority of residents adhere to Catholic religion, but their attitude to other religions can be described no other way than restrained. They will never criticize the customs of people of another culture, but will never tolerate criticism towards their beliefs. Any awkward word about the local customs and lifestyle of the citizens of the city can really hurt them. However, they will not show this because of their restrained and patient character. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Numerous historical and architectural monuments are the main attraction of Bratislava. They never cease to amaze visitors with their grandeur, and are a real pride of the local people. You … Open
Tourists, who visited Bratislava at least once, are usually delighted with rich choice of various national souvenirs. The first desire, which is typical for majority of travelers, is to buy as many souvenirs as possible, because the local crafts are very beautiful and have a striking individuality because they are mostly hand-made. Decorated Easter eggs are, without a doubt, an interesting souvenir that can be purchased at any time of year in many souvenir shops. Figures and pictures from the grains are one more popular souvenir. In Bratislava even children can make amazing crafts from this material. Housewives prefer to stock up finest cloth and pottery from their trip to Bratislava. The local pottery makes dishes cooked in it particularly delicious and fragrant. Figaro chocolate is a no less interesting souvenir. The chocolate is manufactured at the local candy factory. It will definitely appeal to all fans of sweets.
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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Bratislava
♥   Katedrála sv. Jána a sv. Felixa z Valois, Bratislava, 0.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Katedrála sv. Martina, Bratislava, 1.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Katedrála sv. Šebastiána, Bratislava, 5.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Bazilika Narodenia Panny Márie, Marianka, 11.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilika Mariä Himmelfahrt, Frauenkirchen, 37.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Katedrála sv. Jána Krstiteľa, Trnava, 43.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Bazilika sv. Mikuláša, Trnava, 43.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Bratislava
♥   Castle 'Starhrad' , 0.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Gemerský hrad' , 1.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Bratislava Castle' , 1.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Devín Castle' , 10.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Dračí hrádok Castle' , 11.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Burg Haimburg' , 12.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Biely Kameň Castle' , 13.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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House Attack

From the series “Top 16 most amazing buildings of the planet”
The original house was built in 2006 and is a location of the Museum of Contemporary Art. The author of the project, Erwin Wurm, has the original sense of humor that has reflected in this strange project. The architectural project in Vienna is incredibly complicated from a technical point of view. In order to strengthen the small house with a red roof on the roof of the larger building, the architects and the construction workers had to take a lot of effort. To make the construction easier and make it safer, the complicated steel structure was fixed within the tiny building. … Read further

Seegrotte

From the series “The scariest mines in the world”
After 60 years, when the field of the mine was flooded, an amazingly beautiful lake of impressive scale has eventually formed there. During the World War II, the abandoned mine was used to store precious historical relics, so locals had to pump all the water out of the caves. However, they couldn’t overcome the forces of nature and eventually mines were flooded again. Every year, this amazing attraction is visited by more than 250,000 people. Tourists are offered to stroll through the maze of tunnels and have a wonderful boat ride along the huge underground lake. … Read further
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Bratislava

Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Bratislava. Learn the best periods to visit Bratislava to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Bratislava.
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