Oxford is known worldwide for its famous and ancient university, founded in the late eleventh century, is the oldest university in the United Kingdom and the second in the world (the oldest university in the world is that of Bologna in Italy).
Oxford has numerous tourist attractions, many old buildings belonging to the university and the college, the city is famous for its numerous spiers. In the city center you will find the Carfax Tower, which is all that remains of the ancient church of St. Martin (13th century), other interesting buildings are the cathedral (Christ Church Cathedral) of the sixteenth century, the church of St. Mary (University Church of St Mary the Virgin) and the eighteenth-century Radcliffe Camera in the Palladian style.
The city is also home to numerous museums – the most important of which is the Ashmolean Museum, dedicated to the art and archeology – and the ancient Bodleian Library.
OXFORD CHRISTMAS MARKETS
Dates of the Christmas Market:
Usually end of November – December
Oxford Christmas Market. Beautiful Christmas market with a real Christmas atmosphere, the market has the classic style of the Christmas markets in Germany and fills the streets of downtown (Broad Street), the stalls are located right around what remains of the Castle of Oxford, an old jail, now converted into a hotel.
There are richly decorated wooden chalets offering Christmas gifts and all kinds of sweets and classics Advent food, such as German sausages, gingerbread and mulled wine. Among other things, the proposals include: Christmas decorations and Christmas wreaths, Farm cheeses, Fine Art Prints, liquorice, products for the home, original artwork, handmade chocolate tools, hot German mulled wine (Glühwein), French macarons, handmade Smoothie Candles, jewellery, handmade Polish pottery, German Bratwurst, handcrafted silver jewellery, handmade ceramics, etc. Among the attractions the kids will find a beautiful carousel with wooden horses, choirs and bands.
Opening Hours: Sunday to Wednesday from 10am to 6pm; Thursday to Saturday from 10am to 8pm.