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Bratislava, St. Martin’s Cathedral

St. Martin’s Cathedral

Location Bratislava, Rudnay Square by the New Bridge, close distance from the historic district

St. Martin’s Cathedral is a three-chamber gothic cathedral built in the 14th century on the former site of a Roman church that hosted royal coronations. The cathedral was consecrated in 1452. Between 1563 and 1830, eleven Hungarian kings and queens (Maria Theresa was one of them) were crowned at St. Martin‘s. A 300 kg golden crown stored in the cathedral’s tower represents a symbol of the coronation ceremonies. St. Martin’s Cathedral is also the largest church in Bratislava. Inside you will find the three chapels: St. Ann Chapel, St. John the Almsgiver Chapel (built by the Ostrihom archbishop Eszterhazy), and St. Joseph Chapel. Next to the cathedral you can see the statue of a famous Slovak linguist Anton Bernolak. St. Martin’s statue inside the church is an interesting sight to see. St. Martin is depicted on the horse, sharing his cloak with a beggar. The sculpture was created by an Austrian sculptor Georg Raphael Donner.

Opening Hours
Sezóna : June – October
Monday – Friday : 9 am - 4:15 pm
Saturday : 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday : 1 pm - 4:45 pm
Lunch break : 11.45 am – 1 pm

Sezóna : November - May
Monday – Saturday : 10 am – 4 pm
Sunday : 8 am - 6 pm

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