The Nitra Castle

The Cradle of Christianity in Slovakia


am grateful to God that I could come to the ancient Nitra – the Bethlehem of Christianity in Slovakia. Nitra tells us about the first millennium. Here was the first Christian church in the whole Central-Eastern Europe.

St. John Paul II during his visit to Nitra in 1995




Žiadne udalosti

Interesting sites nearby


Thermal Nitrava

Beňadik Monastery

Skalka near Trenčín

Zobor Monastery


Wedding photography at the Nitra Castle

The conclusion of the sacrament of marriage in the Cathedral – Basilica of St. Emmeram is possible after fulfilling usual requirements. Couples, getting married in the Cathedral, have the opportunity to shoot their wedding photos in the Castle grounds free of charge.

For couples, not getting married at our Cathedral but interested in doing their wedding photo session here, from April to October, we charge a one-time fee of 15 €. From November to March, we do not charge any photography fees.

Photography is allowed only in the Castle exteriors, on the stairs to the Cathedral, in the eastern courtyard with the well and in the opened gardens.