When it comes to Bratislava, another lovely place that comes to my mind is St. Martin’s Cathedral, one of the main tourist attractions in the city.
St. Martin’s Cathedral is considered an undisputed witness of the coronation of many important kings and queens.
Situated very close to the Old Town, this Roman Catholic edifice is the largest cathedral in Bratislava and also one of the oldest in the city. It was built in a Gothic style and embellished with an 85-meter tall tower, which seems to dominate the skyline of the Old Town. The tower is topped by a gold replica of St. Stephen’s crown, the famous coronation crown used by the Kingdom of Hungary.
Both the exterior and the interior have a simple design, embellished with a few valuable icons and works of art. For example, two exterior walls are decorated with a few colorful paintings, which give a splash of color to the entire edifice.
I must confess it is the first time I have seen such an interesting decoration of the exterior walls of a religious edifice. The best way to admire these colorful paintings is to take a walk in the backyard and patiently study their beauty. The backyard has a special vibration and you will definitely enjoy spending a few moments there.
Another interesting detail about St. Martin’s Cathedral is the fact that the tourists can also visit a crypt and some catacombs.
All things considered, St. Martin’s Cathedral is an interesting edifice and it definitely deserves to be considered one of the main tourist attractions in the city. Make sure you will not miss it in case you plan a trip to Bratislava!