St. Martin’s Cathedral

On the coat of arms of the second largest city in Transcarpathia, there is an image of St. Martin, who gives half of his cloak to a poor man. This Catholic saint, the Archbishop of Tours, was born in 316 or 317 in Savaria, which was located in the Roman province of Pannonia (modern Hungary).

Кафедральний собор Святого Мартіна

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A brief overview

🗺 Location N48°26’25″ E22°43’21″
🏛 Completion of construction 1904
🧔 Patron Martin Tursky
🧭 Distance from Mukachevo Near
🚙 Road for Auto and on foot
🏕 Stand with a tent No
🏡 Housing nearby Mukachevo
☕ Cafes and shops Mukachevo

The legend of St. Martin

According to legend, Martin’s father did not want his son to become a Christian monk and insisted on a military career for him. So Martin got to Gaul (modern France), where he served as an officer. One day in winter he saw a poor man freezing. Martin tore his cloak into two equal parts and gave half to a stranger. So it is not for nothing that St. Martin is considered the patron saint of beggars. He is also considered a protector against drunkenness and poverty. He went down in history as the founder of the chaplaincy.

This saint is one of the most popular in medieval Western Europe, thousands of churches are dedicated to him in Sweden, Poland, Austria, Germany, and France. The main Roman Catholic church of Mukachevo also bears his name. In Germany and France, Martin is considered a national patron saint. In Catholic and Protestant churches, St. Martin is honored on November 11, and in Orthodox Christians – on October 12.

Recently, on March 3, 2019, a huge four-meter monument to St. Martin was opened in Mukachevo, the authors of which were sculptors Stepan Fedoryn and Mykola Gurmak. The huge 33-ton monument is located in the central square of Cyril and Methodius and is dedicated to the 1700th anniversary of the birth of St. Martin.

How to get to St. Martin’s Cathedral

 Walking route

🔰 Start From Silpo parking lot (across Cyril and Methodius Square)
🚶 Walking distance 350 m
🕐 Approximate time 4 minutes
⬆ Rise Mostly without ups and downs

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Tours and excursions

Accommodation nearby

Санаторий «Трембита»
Dumyntsi tract, village Velatino
+380 ....

from 395 ₴/day
Санаторій Карпати
Karpaty, 1, Transcarpathian region
+380 ....

from 990₴/day
VIP hostel, Mukachevo
street Peace 66, Mukachevo
+380 ....

from 500 ₴/night
Hotel "Ferdinand", Mukachevo
Mukachevo, University street 58A
+380 ....

from 1250 ₴/night
Star Hotel, Mukachevo
Sq. Cyril and Methodius, 10-12, Mukachevo
+380 ....

from 650 ₴/night

Where to eat deliciously

Ресторан "Козачок"
Chinadievo, str. Dukhnovycha, 106
+380 ....
Restaurant "Decent Gazda"
Mukachevo, street Erdeli, 36A
+380 ....
Bograch Restaurant in Mukachevo
Cyril and Methodius Square 10-12, Mukachevo
+380 ....
Villa Del Re restaurant in Mukachevo
Mukachevo, Pushkin Street, 14
+380 ....

Leisure nearby

Винний погріб «Кельтський двір»
14 Pidlovachna Street, Mukachevo
+380 ....
Аквапарк «Карпатія»
St. Dukhnovycha, 89, Mukachevo
+380 ....
Bicycle rental "Velofan" in Uzhgorod
Uzhhorod, 9B General Svobody Street
+380 ....
Bicycle rental Uzhgorod
Uzhhorod, st. Transcarpathian, 45
+380 ....