Via Cirrilo-Methodiana - Itinerario culturale del Consiglio d'Europa

Basilica of St. Nicholas Trnava

Guarda il video

Basilica of St. Nicholas

Since the beginning of Trnava, the parish church of St. Nicholas has been the main church of the town. The significance of this church is symbolically reflected by its dominant position on the highest point of the historic core of the town. During the construction of the Gothic triple nave, begun sometime after 1325, the older Romanesque predecessor, to which the earliest surviving written reference to Trnava is linked, was removed. The construction of the largest sacral building in Trnava and its surroundings was completed after nearly a hundred years of continuous work, sometime in the first third of the 15th century.

Even today we can still admire frescoes from this period in the church’s vestibule, Gothic portals or tracery windows, leaf bolts of the vaults hiding human faces, a small stone baptismal font or the bell of St. Stephen in one of the towers. The prestige of the parish church was later multiplied during the period of Turkish expansion into Hungary, when for a relatively long period (1543-1820) it also became the main cathedral church of the temporary Archbishops of Esztergom, who are commemorated by beautiful stone epitaphs. In 2008, the parish church of St. Nicholas was granted the honorary title of Basilica Minor and became a Marian pilgrimage site of the Trnava Archdiocese.

Cosa si può visitare qui?

È stato girato sulla basilica

Basilica of St. Nicholas

Ascolta la registrazione audio

Basilica of St. Nicholas

Guarda il video

Medieval Trnava

Guarda il video

Informazioni dalla storia

history of Trnava

Trnava's visible urbanistic flowering took place in the 14th century. Several sacral buildings were built, among which the colossal St. Nicholas Cathedral, located in the eastern part of the city centre, on the site of the oldest suburban settlement and the crossroads of important trade routes, stood out.

Dove trovare informazioni turistiche?


There is one tourist information centre in Trnava, where it is possible to get information about sights in the whole city and region. For more information about the Basilica of St. Nicholas we add the contact details of the parish.

Tourist Information Centre - Region TRNAVA (TIC)

Trinity Square 1, 917 01 Trnava
tel. +421/ (0)33/ 3236 440

Parish Trnava-town - St. Nicholas

Mikulas Schneider of Trnava 3 917 01 Trnava
tel. +421 033/593 10 81

How to get to the Basilica?

The D1 motorway runs close to the town, the R1 expressway is in the town. The railway line Bratislava – Žilina passes through Trnava. There is a bus station. Public transport runs in the town. There are several paid parking lots in Trnava, where you can park and further enjoy the beauty of the city on foot. Parking lots are divided into 3 zones: zone A, zone B, zone C. Zone A is located in the historic centre. You can buy tickets from the parking machines that are located around the city. If you pay by text message, the price will be increased. Zone B is further away from the centre. This includes the car parks on Kollárová Street (opposite the steam baths), Hospodárská Street and Rybníková Street (near the Slávia sports hall). Zone C is the parking space on Starohájská Street near the Municipal Polyclinic, the building of the Office of the Trnava Self-Governing Region and the building of the Tax Office.

Consigli per l'alloggio?

Trnava offers a large number of accommodation capacities from hotels to cheap accommodation. Therefore, we refer you to the website, which is dedicated to the possibilities of accommodation in Trnava and its surroundings.