Saint Martin Pilgrimage Routes in Hungary

All St. Martin walking pigrimage-routes in Hungary are integral part of the European Kultural-route network.

Two of these routes start at Szombathely [Savaria], the birthplace of St. Martin, while another at Southern Hungary in the vicinity of Pécs [Quinque Ecclesiae].

Of the first two, the ‘Southern Route’ ( D-01. - D-05.) starts at Szombathely and leads in the direction of the Slovenian border. From there it progresses through Slovenia and Northern Italy through to Tours in France – following approximately St. Martin’s journey from Pannonia to Gaul.

The ‘Northern Route’ (E-01 - E-11) leads from Szombathely to Bratislava [Pozsony, Pressburg], capital city of Slovakia (here, in the Cathedral of Saint Martin, Hungarian kings were crowned between 1563 and 1830]. This route has also a variant, taking in the Benedictine Abbey of Pannonhalma.   

The ‘Baranya Route’ connects all the places devotional to St Martin in Southern Transdanubia (this Route is currently under expansion).

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The St George Abbey of Ják was founded by Marthinus Magnus de Jaak in cca. 1220, and it was consecrated in 1256. Its magnificent recessed doorway is the finest example of Hungary’s Romanesque architecture. The monastery, built adjacent to the church but destroyed in the late 16th century, was the home of Benedictine monks.   .....



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