Prešov is the seat of two Eastern rite archdioceses and therefore a Christian Orthodox metropolis of Slovakia. Also thanks to the presence of Slovak Greek Catholic Archeparchy as well as Czech and Slovak Orthodox Archeparchy in the third largest city in Slovakia, its Christmas decorated downtown lights will shine until mid-January.
Countdown to Christmas stops before Epiphany for Christian Orthodox believers. Using the Julian Calendar, Christmas Eve
of December 24th falls on Epiphany
on January 6th of the modern Gregorian Calendar. This is the reason why you can enjoy the Spirit of Advent also after New Year's Eve in the streets of Prešov
In addition to the Gothic Roman Catholic Co-Cathedral of St. Nicholas
, there are two other cathedrals in Prešov. Along with Bratislava
, these two cities are the only Slovak
ones with three cathedrals. Temple of St. John the Baptist is the metropolitan church of the Slovak Greek Catholic Archeparchy of Prešov and Cathedral of St. Prince Alexander Nevsky serves as current metropolitan church of Czech and Slovak Orthodox Archeparchy of Prešov.
Christmas tree, Christmas lights and Christmas illuminations will please citizens and visitors of Prešov
until January 15th
Town Information Centre in Prešov