Monday, January 16, 2012

Christmas in Prague

Anna Marine Prague trip.
 Part 2.Christmas in Prague



Christmas in Prague is a magical time and December is undoubtedly one of the nicest months of the year in this beautiful city. Christmas markets are up, shop windows are bright and beautiful,Christmas trees adorn the town squares.If you get cold, have some hot chocolate at a café, stop by a tea room or buy a cup of mulled wine or grog from a street vendor.
They say that even in the warmest winter for Christmas in Prague is snowing.I must say that it's of course not true,just a myth)You can see the snow on Christmas very very rare and if you saw it - you're very lucky)
















Christmas markets  are a key ingredient of the Czech festive magic.
The most popular markets are those on the Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square where Christmas items and Czech souvenirs are sold in 70 - 80 stands.












































Lots of the items that are sold at Prague's Christmas markets, such as Czech wooden toys, scarves, scented candles and soaps can be found in regular Prague stores year round. But you will also find some unique products that are only available at Christmas time, such as Christmas ornaments, traditional Czech Christmas cookies, tablecloths. You may want to taste some of the traditional foods that are made fresh right in front of you and which are harder to find outside of the markets.




















































I strongly recommend Trdelník!A traditional cake and sweet pastry. It's SO tasty! It is made from rolled dough, wrapped around a stick then grilled and topped with sugar and walnut mix.You can see all the process behind me.It costs 1.5 dollars. 

















Paradise for meat lovers!

















You can by a wonderful Christmas present for your family and friends  - hand made warm sheep wool slippers.
















That were made from wool of these beauties.^^You may be sure that it's 100% sheep wool.The price is 20-25 dollars.

















And of course other beautiful Prague souvenirs - bohemian glass,copy of Astronomical Clock from Old town,funny hats




















cute ear warmers (I always see a lot of japan girls who practically squeal with delight when they see it)
and many many others...














Continuation in part 3 Gothic castles and chapels.Coming soon!




5 comments:

  1. Hello Anna!
    Very cool trip... and amazing pics)

    Привет, Анна!
    Очень красивые фото!
    Красивый город - нужно будет обязательно его посмотреть в ближайшем будущем!

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  3. Great pics and good info! I"m going to Prague in 2 weeks for the Christmas markets. I hope it won't be too cold!

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