St. Emmeram's Cathedral

Nitra, Slovakia

St. Emmeram's Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral located in the Nitra Castle precinct. It was originally built in the Gothic style and is composed of many parts. The upper church dates from 1333-1355. The rotunda dates back to the 11th-12th century and houses a silver reliquary made in 1674. Another reliquary in the cathedral houses some relics of Saint Cyril. The lower church was built between 1621-1642. Later on the entire cathedral complex was remodelled in the Baroque style.

Saint Emmeram of Regensburg, to whom the cathedral is dedicated, was an itinerant bishop who did missionary work from the court of the duke of Bavaria, Theodo I.

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Founded: 12th century
Category: Religious sites in Slovakia

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peter labak (2 years ago)
This oldest bishop site in Slovakia (since 9th century) offers to see a barroque style basilica that has visible roots in much older structures of roman and gotic style. Visit the tower. It offers nice view on city of Nitra.
Tino Sykora (2 years ago)
Very nice Historic place!!!
František Galis (2 years ago)
It's the cradle of church in Slovakia, because inside of the St. Emmeram's Cathedral is the Pribina Chapel, which is the first church in East Europe.
Oliver Taylor (2 years ago)
Amazing cathedral with majestic interior.
Matt G (3 years ago)
Tranquil, beautiful. If the guy is practicing organ... magical.
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