Finally completed in 1452 after 141 years on and off, its 279-ft. spire dominating the Slovak capital's historic center, the white Gothic Katedrála Svatého Martina was from 1563 to 1830 the coronation church of the kingdom of Hungary and later Austria-Hungarian Empire (of which Slovakia was part until World War I). For a Roman Catholic cathedral it's surprisingly austere both inside and out, but does have a certain rustic charm.


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