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Wednesday 15th May 2002


Miklus Torture Prison on the right...
(pronounced 'Koh-Shhit-Say') is an upbeat & modern town in SLOVAKIA & it is also the administrative capital of East Slovakia, also the 2nd biggest capital after Bratislava.
Kosice is on the main train & bus lines, connecting various places in Poland & Hungary.
There are so much in the old town to invite travellers, with churches & museums; PLUS a Torture Prison !
Me & Marek didn't stay the night in Trencin (our previous destination)

[Click on 'Trencin'].
Instead we took the night train to Kosice. We slept on the train, by just sitting on the seat in the compartment (a bit awkward for me !) & arrived in Kosice in the morning with a teeth-clattering cold !; For me at least, not sure about Marek.
We stayed in Kosice till about 12 PM & continued our destination to Poprad.

[Click on 'Poprad'].
We spent the night in Poprad...

The City Park on the left photo...

I arrived in Kosice on Wednesday 15th May, 2002, by train from Trencin.
The train from Trencin was at about 12.15 AM, & arriving in Kosice at about 4.30 AM; Me, with teeth-clattering cold !
I guess I was so uncomfortable sleeping on the train.
Me & Marek had a good time exploring Kosice ( you can see from the photos that I took) considering we were there for a few hours only, before taking our train to our next destination, Poprad our overnight stay, in a hotel room this time !
Enter Poland, from a point called Lysa Polana.
In Slovakia, I was in Bratislava, Cachtice, Kosice & Poprad; Previously I was in Austria, with a few places like Vienna, Durnstein & Salzburg.
Please have a visit to all my Travel Pages in Slovakia & Austriawith lots of photos & places for you to discover !

Thank You.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:The Most Beautiful Old Town Square in Slovakia !
  • Cons:The Underground Tunnels Are Always Closed !
  • In a nutshell:A Transport Hub : Stop By Either On You Way To/From Poland or Hungary
  • Last visit to Kosice: May 2002
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Mar 16, 2008 at 11:50 AM

    Arnaud, fabulous page with interesting info. Brings back memories of my time in this amazing city.

  • May 26, 2004 at 8:28 PM

    I grew up in Kosice (Cassovia) and you showed me the places which I know so well. Thank you for taking interest in my town! It's a great city. Few know it, though.

  • Ben-UK's Profile Photo
    Apr 24, 2004 at 4:09 AM

    Excellent photos - I'm visiting tomorrow for the first time - nice to see what it will be like - thanks.

  • BrendaLehr's Profile Photo
    Dec 25, 2003 at 2:58 AM

    Thank You so much. My Grandfather came from this area in 1904, we have letters from his mother that are postmarked Kosice. You have no idea how nice it was to see where he originated. I never met my grandfather but I'm sure he walked those same streets.

  • renuschka's Profile Photo
    Oct 24, 2003 at 11:43 PM

    all your pages are very well done

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Oct 12, 2003 at 4:44 PM

    I was there when I was 8yo. I see I must revisit Kosice now.

  • marekg's Profile Photo
    Oct 6, 2003 at 7:41 AM

    good page, anuar; btw I was shaving myself on the station wc, that took me so long :-)))

  • keeweechic's Profile Photo
    Oct 2, 2003 at 7:28 PM

    Thats a beautiful main square and obviously the cathedral is impressive. The prison is quite horrific with its treatment back then. You did well in a short time with your visit.

  • Geisha_Girl's Profile Photo
    Oct 2, 2003 at 6:10 PM

    What a beautiful gothic town! Funny you should mention torture chambers. I recently visited one in London. I broke out in a delightful cold sweat at first glance! The things those crazy kooks of the 16th Century did for FUN! ;-)

  • vesna04's Profile Photo
    Oct 2, 2003 at 9:11 AM

    another excellent page, but to be honest I rushed over the tips about torture prison...brrr..horrible...


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