St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), Bratislava

See the former coronation church of Hungarian kings and the largest Gothic minstry in Slovakia at St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), 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. Plan to see St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina) and other attractions that appeal to you using our Bratislava route builder site .
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  • This is a Roman Catholic Cathedral, dating from the 15th Century, and is located on the western edge of the Historic Centre of Bratislava, close to the Castle which towers above it. It's main claim to...  more »
  • on June 13, 1833 the tower at the Cathedral once again struck by lightning. A fire damaged the tower and with a Crown on its cutting edge, destroyed the roof structure under a roof, no Bell or the Clockwork machine hurt. It took 13 years before it finally corrected according to the design Builder Ignatius Feiglera St., from the genus Feiglerovcov, who built the half of the old city. Due to the damage to the Crown prešporskí meďotepci – Carl Mayer (author of the Crown) and Johann Gschnatl (the author of the cushions) – made in November 1846 a whole new pozlátenú simulacrum of the Hungarian Royal Crown by 25. November 1846 after acceptance to the Tower of the Church the church service has been pulled out. A rare pair of coats of arms of the Hungarian King Matthias Corvinus heraldickou monument is fixed with the safety pillar on the South side of the Church. On the North wall of the Church comes from the times of the edits neogotickej painted decorative frame with "drop cap (I), containing the figure of the first Hungarian King Stephen I. Above the upper-left edge of the frame of a pair of angels bearing the Crown of svätoštefanskú. The frame contains a list of eleven Kings and Queens were crowned in the Cathedral of the six, who svätomartinskej in the years 1563-1830. But watch out! The names of two missing Royal wives, Mary Anne and crowned here – the Spanish Up Magdalene Gonzaga (first and third wife of Ferdinand III) – there's one inaccuracy in the name of Ferdinand IV. On the list the year 1646 is incorrect – prešporská Coronation took place a year later. If you are interested in the history of the Cathedral, which has gone through quite a few modifications, or if you want to get to know the reputation of Duchovi Prešporka (because it went to Prešporka people from all over Europe), hire a guide only if it will cost your visit worth it. And don't forget about the heritage, and the crypt.
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  • In this Cathedral was the coronation of the Kingdom of Hungary between 1563 and 1830, reason by which the Tower of the Cathedral, located at 85 meters put on a Crown of St. Stephen. It is a simple and picturesque construction. His visit I don't think mandatory. It is part of the old town and has no notable tourist attractions for those who are not religious practitioners. The cure is very friendly and invited them to spend.
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  • Donr forget to walk into the crypts wich are sometimes open on the left side (inside of the building). There are buried famous people from Bratislava history, and its an amazing place to see.
  • The most famous church in city. Entrance without fees. Sometimes there are organ concerts for public.
  • A prominent landmark of Bratislava, together with the castle. You can get best views from the castle.
  • A wonderful cathedral. It was the coronation church of the Kingdom of Hungary centuries ago. I wish to come back and see the interior as well once.
  • One of the best places when you visit Prague

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Save money on a trip to the pricey town of Bratislava by booking a private room or by staying in one of the many hostels. While there are hotels here, frequent business travelers have driven prices up. Find accommodation in Stary Mesto--the city's Old Town--and experience the medieval charm of the area, such as winding streets, old churches, and a hill-top castle. Consider staying on the Danube for riverside views. Be sure to check the reviews of your lodging ahead of time; the quality of accommodations can vary.
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