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Golden Crown from St Martin goes on show

Just-refurbished Golden Crown usually sitting on top of the Saint Martin Cathedral is now on show inside the cathedral. It is a unique opportunity to see this bigger replica of Hungarian Crown as it happens only once a hundred years during the regular renovation. The Crown weights about 150 kg and its height is 165cm. Reported cost of its renovation was about 600.000 EUR.

After the completion of the tower refurbishment, it will be placed again on the top of the cathedral tower for the next hundred years.

Opening hours of the exhibition (Ticket can be bought at the entrance):
Monday: 15.00 – 19.00
Tuesday: 9.00 – 11.30, 13.00 – 19.00
Wednesday: 9.00 – 11.30, 13.00 – 19.00
Thursday: 9.00 – 11.30, 13.00 – 19.00
Friday: 9.00 – 11.30, 13.00 – 19.00
Saturday: 9.00 – 11.30, 17.00-19.00
Sunday: 13.30 – 16.30

You can learn more details about the crown and cathedral exterior in our audio track House At the Good Shepherd and about interior in the audio track Inside Cathedral.

04. Good Shepherd

ShephardHouseGetting there:

From the castle, you will probably use the stairs towards to city center and pass the oldest castle gate- Sigismond Gate in the Gothic style to get to this audio point. It is on the way down next to the nice narrow building currently housing the Museum of Clocks- House at the Good Shepherd.

In this audio track you will learn:

  • where you can find the Good Shepherd on the house,
  • why is Jewish Street without Jews,
  • who was coronated in St. Martin’s Cathedral,
  • why you cannot compare it with Notre Dame in Paris
  • how much gold was used for the crown on tower top
  • and more…