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Culture of Kosice. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Travelers are sure to enjoy a walk through the historic center of Kosice, as there is a huge number of interesting attractions. At the heart of the historic region is the Executioner's bastion. It is the high semicircular building with loopholes erected in the early 16th century. The unusual name of bastion derives from the fact that in the Middle Ages it was located next to the executioner’s house. In the first half of the 20th century, the building was repaired; the historical museum that introduces the history of Eastern Slovakia was opened there.
In Kosice, a wide range of entertainment for every taste is available for vacationers with children. The city has many unusual entertainment centers and parks. One of the most original is … Open
The St Urban's Tower is considered to be a true example of the Gothic style. Beautiful building was erected in the 14th century, and, in 1557, a huge bell weighting 7 tons was casted for it. Modern travelers can admire a replica of a huge bell, as the original was severely damaged in a fire in 1966.
The East Slovak Galery is another interesting landmark located in the beautiful palace of the late 18th century. During the history, it has repeatedly changed its purpose and witnessed several important events. In 1973, the beautiful art museum was opened in this palace. Fans of theater would appreciate the State Theater. The building housing the theater is also interesting from an architectural point of view, because it is constructed in the rare neo-baroque style. The stage of the theater is made in shape of a lyre; walls are decorated with beautiful stucco and ceiling is adorned with scenes of Shakespeare's works. This is a real temple of art. Copyright
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Among the most notable religious sites, Dominican Church points out. The exact date of the founding of the church is unknown, according to one of assumptions it had opened in the late 13th century. Over the years the church has significantly changed its appearance; only Romanesque nave of the original building has preserved. The ceiling of the church is decorated with exquisite paintings, which were created in the mid-18th century.
On the highest hill St Elisabeth Minster is situated; it is the biggest cathedral in the country. The building is 60.5 meters long and 39.5 meters width. Highest north tower of the Minster elevates over 58.5 meters. Within the walls of religious place a lot of priceless religious artifacts is kept, which thousands of tourists tend to see. The hill offers a beautiful view of Kosice. Going down to it, you would run out to the central square of the town, around which there are some interesting historical buildings.  Next: Attractions & nightlife
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Cathedrals and basilicas near Kosice
♥   Bazilika Narodenia Panny Márie, Vranov nad Topľou, 37.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Bazilika Zostúpenia Svätého Ducha, Michalovce, 48.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Katedrála sv. Martina z Tours, Spiš, 48.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Keresztelő Szent János Bazilika, Sárospatak, 50.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Bazilika sv. Egidia, Bardejov, 64.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cerkiew św. Jakuba, Powroźnik, 75.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nagyboldogasszony püspöki székesegyház, Miskolc, 75.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Iconic cultural sights of Slovakia

The Slovak Technical Museum in Kosice opened in the late 40's contains more than 15,000 interesting collections and invites visitors to get acquainted with Metallurgical, Mining Artistic Crafts expositions, as well as expositions focusing on chemistry, physics, and electrical engineering. Visitors will see telegraphs and typewriters, first cameras and thermometers, steam-powered devices and much more. In the Museum you can trace the development of technology in Slovakia. For those interested in astronomy, there is a planetarium. … Open
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Culture guide to Kosice. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Kosice: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Kosice. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info! - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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