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Bratislava’s Hidden Streets Can Be Discovered in Hungarian Thematic Walks

Hungary Today 2024.04.04.

The Pozsonyi Kifli (“Bratislava Croissant”) Civic Association, which is dedicated to the history of Bratislava, is launching a series of thematic walks in Hungarian again this year. Visitors can learn more about the Calvary in Bratislava, the city’s medieval fortifications, the women of Bratislava and the ancient mythological monuments hiding in the Slovak capital, among other things, writes Turizmus.com.

Once again, the organizers are offering a varied and interesting program for those who want to discover more about Bratislava’s forgotten or less known past by exploring its streets and hidden corners.

On the very first walk, taking place on April 6, guide Mihály Brogyányi will take those interested to the Calvary in Bratislava and its surroundings. He will not only explain the history of the place and its role in the past, but also answer the question of how it has gone from its former heyday to its present state.

Photo via Facebook/Pozsonyi Kifli Polgári Társulás – Občianske združenie Bratislavské rožky

On May 5, guide and journalist István Hornyák will give a tour of Bratislava’s medieval fortifications.

Starting from the square in front of St. Martin’s Cathedral, participants will be taken back to the days when Bratislava was surrounded by a wall to defend itself against enemies.

St. Martin’s Cathedral. Photo via Wikipedia

The walk includes a description of the few sections of the wall that have survived the vicissitudes of history, as well as the four gates of the former city wall. Only one of these, the restored Michael’s Gate, can still be admired today.

Michael’s Gate. Photo via Wikipedia

This year, guide-journalist Árpád Korpás will be leading two thematic tours. On September 8, he will explore the relationship between Bratislava and women: women as protagonists and supporting characters in the city’s history, as statues, and ornaments on windows and facades.

Those interested can join the second walk on September 29.

The walk will reveal the Greek, Roman, and other mythological stories, figures, statues, reliefs, and other elements in the Old Town.

Participants will also learn why the people of Bratislava chose to depict Ganymede, Zeus, Demeter, or Athena, and how they have recreated motifs from ancient tradition.

Participation fees are optional for the walks listed, and more information about the tours can be found on the association’s Facebook page.

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Via Turizmus.com; Featured image via Pixabay

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