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?
Confirmed: Budapest Christmas market is back this year! In 2020, the title of ‘The most beautiful Christmas market in Europe’ was awarded to the Advent Festival in front of the Basilica .https://t.co/tmMT6Gnr10 pic.twitter.com/1dLMkBJzE8
— Embassy of Hungary in Ireland (@Hungary_in_IE) November 30, 2021
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.
Here Are The Other Christmas Markets That Won
Did you know that Vienna is the Advent capital of Europe? 🎄🎅 This year the city celebrates 300 years of Christmas markets – with 17 markets and a total of more than 900 stalls. #ViennaNow pic.twitter.com/6Ej3DlJykW
— Vienna (@_vienna_info_) December 22, 2022
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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