Budapest’s Advent Bazilika Is Europe’s Best Christmas Market; Here Are The Others

by Tejashee Kashyap
Budapest’s Advent Bazilika Is Europe’s Best Christmas Market; Here Are The Others

Christmas markets are a beloved tradition that brings holiday cheer to cities and towns around the world. Today, they continue to enchant visitors with their twinkling lights, aromatic food stalls, and unique gifts.  Now, the tourism website European Best Destinations has named Budapest’s Advent Bazilika Europe’s Best Christmas Market.

What Is Advent Bazilika?

The Advent Bazilika Christmas Market in Budapest is a magical and enchanting holiday tradition that draws locals and tourists alike to the heart of the Hungarian capital. Generally, it opens in late November and runs until the beginning of January, ensuring that visitors have ample time to soak in the festive atmosphere. Because of its warmth and attractiveness, the Hungarian market has held the top rank for the last three years.

According to an article by Delicious, visitors may expect to discover hundreds of wooden kiosks selling handmade souvenirs and local specialities like langos (fried flatbread) and goulash (warm soup) during this year’s market. This market is wonderfully designed, with an excellent assortment of craft and food stalls.

The market also has an ice skating rink and festive lights are projected onto the cathedral’s exterior. It will be open from November 24, 2023, to December 31, 2023, so if you’re planning a trip abroad this year, be sure to stop by.

Advent Bazilika isn’t Budapest’s only one. There are several others, including the Vörösmarty Square market.

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Here Are The Other Christmas Markets That Won

No matter where you find yourself during the holiday season, chances are there’s a Christmas market nearby, waiting to enchant you with its festive spirit, delicious treats, and unique gifts. These winning markets in the heart of Europe remind us of the magic of Christmas:

  • Gdansk, Poland
  • Craiova, Romania
  • Vienna, Austria
  • Montbeliard, France
  • Essen, Germany
  • Valkenburg, The Netherlands
  • Madeira, Portugal
  • Govone & Asti, Italy
  • Madrid, Spain

So, which Christmas market are you visiting first?

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