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Sightseeing in Kosice - what to see. Complete travel guide

Kosice Kosice is a city located in the eastern part of Slovakia, at the foot of Black Mountain in the valley of the Hornad River. Kosice is the second largest city of the country and the center of the region with the same name. The population of the city reaches 235 thousand of people.
Kosice is a humble industrial town that can’t boast an abundance of nightlife and trendy shops. However, this picturesque corner of Slovakia has its own charm. Fans of eco-tourism and … Open
The city is an important trading and industrial center of Slovakia. Here is also located the second largest university of the country.

Tourists will find numerous sights in Kosice with various gothic buildings being the most famous ones. The center of the city features a large pedestrians-only walking zone, where you can see a monumental St. Elizabeth Cathedral. Its building lasted for two centuries, starting from 1378 and up to 1508. The complex of cathedrals also includes Urban Tower and St. Michael Tower. There is a passage to the city’s underground behind this church. In the Medieval there were located protective facilities.
Besides visiting these places of interest you may enjoy observing City Theater. In front of its main entrance is located a music fountain. The theatre’s inner decorations are represented by molded ornaments and ceiling paintings made by Gakeb. Behind the theater are located a Town Hall, City Museum, former prison of Kosice and Plague Column. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
There are fashionable restaurants, pizzerias as well as modest and cozy pubs in Kosice; any gourmet would be able to find a place to have dinner. One of the most prestigious places of the … Open
You can also consider visiting Calvinist Church, Dominican Monastery, the Ursulines Kostel, Jesuit Kostel, Luteran Kirche, Franciscan Monastery, synagogues, and much more.

An important attraction of Košice is the Tower of King Sigismund - the northern tower of St. Elizabeth's Cathedral. Its height is 59 meters and to climb to the top of this tower, you must overcome a steep spiral staircase of 160 steps. At the top of the tower is an observation deck, from which a wonderful view of the city streets opens.
One of the most beautiful architectural monuments of the city is the building of the Old Town Hall. It was built in the late 18th century and represents a unique combination of two styles - Baroque and Classicism. Like many years ago, the building amazes with a beautiful finish of its facade; it retains skillful balustrades and columns in antique style.
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 … Open
On the historic street of Hlavná is a symbolic monument – Plague Column. The epidemic of plague hit the city in 1709 and claimed the lives of hundreds of people. In memory of this tragic event it was decided to mount a sculpture on the square, the main element of which is the figure of the Virgin Mary.
One of the most unusual city attractions is the House of the Beggar - a notable building of the 14th century, with which many interesting legends are associated. According to one of them, this house was built by one of the urban beggars. He was so skillfully engaged in begging, that it began to bring him a huge income. According to official data, this house was built for one of the wealthy merchants. Now on the first floor of the historic building, there are several interesting shops.
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The building of the medieval prison Miklušova väznica, which was built in the 15th century, is also preserved in the city. Today it houses an interesting museum. In the prison, there are completely preserved old cells, a torture room, as well as an executioner's room where you can see his clothes and belongings. The executioner lived in the prison with his family.
On the historic street Hrnčiarskej, there is a very interesting place called the Lane of Crafts. In the Middle Ages, there were workshops of the most famous artisans in the city. Several of these workshops are still in operation. Presently in these historical buildings, there are interesting souvenir shops. Here you can look into an old pharmacy and visit several excellent bakeries. It is here that many tourists go in search of original souvenirs and forgery in the national style.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Kosice
♥   Castle 'Füzér Castle' , 24.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Šariš Castle' , 37.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Boldogkuváralja Castle' , 41.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Čičava Castle' , 42 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Spiš Castle' , 47.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Kosice
♥   World Heritage Site 'Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst' , 57.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Magurski Park Narodowy' , 90.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Bükki' , 90.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Pieniński Park Narodowy' , 100.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Landscape Park 'Popradzki Park Krajobrazowy' , 104.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sightseeing in Slovakia: things to see

Travellers should not forget to visit the ancient city of Trencin, which is mostly famous because of the Trencín Castle. The castle was built more than a thousand years ago during the reign of the Roman Empire. There is a small church in the territory of the castle, as well as several observation decks and spacious terraces. … Open
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