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

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See the former coronation church of Hungarian kings 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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  • While not a huge cathedral by any means, St Martin’s is notable for once being the coronation church for the kings of Hungary. Most memorable in the interior were some ornate wood carvings that...  more »
  • Located just a block or so walking distance from the Old Town square, this is one of the more famous/central churches in the city to see. Worth a quick look and a few pics.  more »
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  • Cathedral "St. Martin "is one of the emblems of the city, built in the 13th century in Gothic style, it is the oldest, most exquisite and largest cathedral in Bratislava. It has crowned a total of 19 Hungarian kings and queens. It is located on the western border of the old city of Bratislava. The shape of the cathedral symbolizes the crucifixion. The church tower is 85 meters high and is part of the medieval fortress walls. At the top of the tower is a gilded duplicate of the Hungarian crown, weighing about 150 kg. The cathedral is built on a graveyard and large catacombs are preserved, some of which are at a depth of 6 m. In three paths, separated by voluminous Gothic columns and leading to an ensemble of statues depicting St. Michael as a Hungarian Hussar.
  • It's nice to wonder around the cathedral in the night. It's well lit up, but almost no people around. The busy all around the clock center of Bratislava's downtown is just a few steps away. Police patrol is on duty, feels quite safe despite of "medieval dreadful scenery":)

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