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St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina)

Rudnayovo nam 1, Bratislava 811 01, Slovakia (Staré Mesto)
02 544 313 59
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Ranked #13 of 93 attractions in Bratislava
Type: Religious Sites
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Moneta, Virginia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We attended mass here during our visit to Bratislava. It happened to be a "High Mass" and televised, so somewhere our family is front and center on some Slovak Catholic video. It's a lovely church and the site of coronations in centuries past. There is no entrance fee to attend services, although the 2 Euro charge at other times seems... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

As with most cathedrals, this one is tall and ornate, and worth a look, especially if you're heading to Bratislava Castle anyway.

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London
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131 reviews 131 reviews
18 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This is a normal cathedral with nothing special to see inside. It is not worth the €2 per person. Read the history on the internet and get inside the main door. It is enough to see it inside

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Naples, Florida
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102 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This is a beautiful old cathedral with a history going back a thousand years. The exterior lends itself to the atmosphere of the city, and abuts the ancient city walls. The interior is gothic elegance adding to the much older bones of the buliding. Bones in the literal sense as well, as a plastic window covers a hole in the... More

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Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

A bit tricky to find the entry door, but so much history (at least 11 coronations) in a compact space. The crypt will unnerve you if claustrophobic, but well lit and ventilated. The clear floor panel reveal of the 11th century cemetery under the main floor can startle, but think of it as a memento mori.

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Lewisville, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Although it might be considered small by some standards,St.Martin's is a beautiful cathedral. The painted ceilings, carvings, gilded decorations, and stain glass windows were impressive. Take the time to see the treasury items in the tower, some of which date back to the 1400s. While the crypt below the church was interesting, reading about a ghost who "haunted" a wealthy... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Lovely cathedral that was my highlight of a trip to Bratislava. It is a small cathedral but fitting for the size of the city. At only 2 euro it is cheap to enter and the inside is wonderful with decorately painted ceilings, a crypt and treasury with important historic items.

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Seattle, Washington
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

This is a small cathedral, but entry is very cheap and it is worth going into. The interior is very beautifully painted and decorated, somewhat gothic style. The stained glass windows aren't as pretty, but still nice. It has several rooms displaying treasury items (which are quite good). What's cool is the actual entry into crypt. It is small and... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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131 reviews 131 reviews
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

This is a very typical cathedral but nice with the beautiful stained glass windows etc. The church seems to be open only before and after mass so check the times if you want to go inside.

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Zemun, Serbia
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117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

This is the church where kings and queens were crowned. After the coronation they were going to the Franciscan church. The road they fallowed is marked with the golden crowns. Church has a crown on the roof instead of the cross. There were crowned among others Maria Theresa.

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