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.
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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.
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 will find...
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.