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St. Martin's Cathedral, Bratislava
Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
See the former coronation church of Hungarian kings and the largest Gothic minstry in Slovakia at St. Martin's Cathedral, whose tall spire dominates the Old Town. Once a part of the city's fortification walls, the 85 m (279 ft) high tower is topped by the Hungarian crown set on a gilded cushion. The inside of the church features Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque decor, as well as 19th-century Viennese stained-glass windows. A prominent feature of the interior is an equestrian statue of St. Martin dressed like a hussar. The cathedral houses the relics of an early 7th-century saint, John the Merciful. Add St. Martin's Cathedral to your Bratislava travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Bratislava trip itinerary planner.
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Ein "muss" wenn man in Bratislava ist. Krönungskirche, also ein sehr geschichtsträchtiger Ort. Ich hatte sie mir wesentlich prunkvoller vorgestellt.A "must" If you are in Bratislava. Coronation church, so a very historical place. I had imagined much single it.show original
St. Martin’s Cathedral dates from the 14th century. It is the most prominent Gothic structure in Bratislava. Nine Hungarian kings and eight Hungarian Queens were crowned here. It is a interesting cath... read more »
Zapewne nikt w Budapeszcie ani Wiedniu o tym głośno nie wspominał, ale Habsburgowie byli koronowani właśnie w tej katedrze (łącznie z Marią Teresą tak bardzo kojarzoną z Wiedniem). I jest też legenda ... read more »Probably no one in Budapest or Vienna about loud not mentioned, but the Habsburgs were crowned in this Cathedral (including Maria Teresa so very near to Vienna). And there is also the legend of the Crown placed on top of the Tower, but it is the details on the site:Dshow original
Very nice church. One of the top attraction in Bratislava. Btw Maria Terezia was crowned there. Be ready,Jesus is coming back.
Absolutely captivating as 14 kings and queens were coronated there. Love it! Krasny kostol s bohatou historiou, urcite sa to oplati navstivit.
It's very unsual to see such simple building in Europe. Especially in contrast to Wien. Although, it is pretty
nice cathedral, but nothing impressive if you have visited other cathedrals in Vienna, Prague, Budapest..
Great place to take a photo of from Bratislava castle
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