St Martin's Cathedral

Top choice church in Bratislava

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The crown at the top of St Martin's Cathedral is 300kg of real gold. By comparison, its interior is rather modest, though 19 royal coronations have been held within its 14th-century walls.

St Martin's was built on the site of an earlier Romanesque church as part of the city's fortified walls. The 85m Gothic tower was formerly a look-out point.