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Slovakia is renowned for its rich spiritual heritage. It was the area of present-day Slovakia where the first Slavic missionaries, brothers St. Cyril and St. Methodius, arrived in 863 AD. Only thanks to them the Old Slavonic language became the fourth liturgical language and they also facilitated in the spread of Christianity throughout what is now known as Central Europe. Their mission and activities were of such significance that they were declared patron-saints of Europe.
Since the arrival of St. Cyril and St. Methodius 1 150 years ago, several remarkable religious buildings have been built in the area of present-day Slovakia. They range from small, but picturesque and technically well-built wooden churches which are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, important minor basilicas boasting papal visits, to two unique cathedrals - St. Martin's Cathedral in Bratislava where 18 Hungarian and Austrian kings and queens were crowned including the monarch of European importance - Maria Theresa, and the second St. Elisabeth’s Cathedral in Košice - the largest church in Slovakia as well as the eastern most situated church of Western Christianity.

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