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Cathedral of st. Martin

Local name: Dóm sv. Martina

Saint Martin's Cathedral (Katedralna Svateho Martin) is the most important monument of Bratislava's Old Town. The Gothic temple with the Romanesque chapel of Saint Joseph has a 85-meter-high neo-Gothic tower added. The interior is kept mainly in the neo-Gothic style, although you can also see the Baroque main altar.

The church was built on the site of an earlier Romanesque temple. The oldest part of it comes from it, the 13th century chapel of Saint Józef. The interior has been rebuilt several times and the kings of Hungary were largely the founders of the changes. For about 300 years, Bratislava's cathedral was the coronation church of Hungarian kings. The last coronation took place here in the mid-nineteenth century.

Soon after the lightning struck, the church tower collapsed. The new one was already rebuilt in the neo-Gothic style, adding a 300-kilo Saint Stephen's crown on top. Under the church there are crypts with graves of Hungarian primates and burials of the Palffy family.


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    Rudnayovo námestie 1811 01 Bratislava , Slovakia