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St. Martin of Tours

The memory of St. Martin of Tours has been inscribed in the lands of Europe since the 4th century...

The memory of St. Martin of Tours has been inscribed in the lands of Europe since the 4th century, both tangibly, through its history, archaeology, culture, and arts, and intangibly, in its myths, rites, legends, beliefs and traditions. This itinerary traces a route through the cities in which St. Martin lived and worked: Szombathely (Hungary), Pavia, Milan, Albenga (Italy), Tours, Ligugé, Candes (France), Trier and Worms (Germany), and also visits large cities with major architectural treasures devoted to venerating him: Bratislava (Slovakia), Utrecht (Netherlands), Mainz (Germany) and others. The presence of St. Martin is still felt in parts of Italy, Hungary, Croatia, Slovenia and Germany – there are 14 St. Martin's Cathedrals across Europe. There are also numerous monuments dedicated to St. Martin: 3 700 in France, over 500 in Spain, 700 in Italy and 350 in Hungary. For over a thousand years, St. Martin was the patron saint of the kings of both France and Hungary.

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