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Kosice Travel Guide: 177 reviews and 502 photos


In May 2007 we flew via Prague to Kosice from where we started our trip through the Slovakian part of the High Tatry. Afterwards we spent one night in Kosice and headed off by train to the Ukraine.

With about 250.000 inhabitants it is Slovkia's second biggest city and also among the oldest in the country. Kosice has a long and rich history. The well-preserved historical city centre is dominated by the 14th century Gothic St. Elisabeth Cathedral.

Other sights worth seeing include the Neo-Baroque State Theatre, the Chapel of St. Michael, the Urban's Tower and the Art Nouveau building Slavia just to name a few.

Having a university with more than 15.000 students, Kosice has got many pubs, cafes and a lively nightlife.


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Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Well preserved city centre with many historic sights.
  • Cons:Risk of grey or rainy weather.
  • In a nutshell:Metropolis of Eastern Slovakia.
  • Last visit to Kosice: May 2007
  • Intro Updated Jan 7, 2012
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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Jan 11, 2013 at 12:35 PM

    From your tips and photo's, Kosice looks like an interesting town to pay a visit.

  • GentleSpirit's Profile Photo
    Oct 22, 2012 at 5:19 AM

    I was most impressed by the Elizabeth church, (i'm a bit partial to gothic churches) and Jakobs palace looked interesting. good complete overview, especially the practical information.

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Nov 29, 2010 at 3:35 AM

    Kosice looks beautiful with all the art deco buildings. I really like the State Theatre and Jakob's Palace. Great transportation info. Have enjoyed my virtual tour of Kosice. Thanks Holger & hope to see you in Torremolinos. Ole'

  • picek's Profile Photo
    Aug 1, 2010 at 5:27 AM

    Good page about Kosice. I was consider to visit it before as a friend of mine told me about some nice caves in East SK, so Kosice would be great for a stop over I think.

  • micas_pt's Profile Photo
    Jan 6, 2010 at 4:11 AM

    Beautiful architecture. Interesting, also, to travel to from Budapest.

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Feb 21, 2009 at 2:04 PM

    Impressive architecture, especially the State Theatre, Old Town Hall, Palace..The 2 Italian restaurants certainly were at the opposite spectrum as far as quality; enjoyed the honest critiques. Loved War Memorial, Synagogue, Cathedral & other churches.

  • hdv63's Profile Photo
    Dec 20, 2008 at 2:59 AM

    Thanks for your nice comment. Your weather looks better then mine...... Wish you a good Christmas and happy 2009 !!!!

  • timada's Profile Photo
    Sep 12, 2008 at 4:53 AM

    Congratulations being featured member ! Great page !

  • BillNJ's Profile Photo
    Jul 30, 2008 at 4:12 PM

    Another excellent page, Holger! I see you enjoyed some pizza in Kosice. Someday, you need to visit New Jersey -- home of the best pizza in the world! Cheers, Bill

  • Dabs's Profile Photo
    Jun 25, 2008 at 7:44 PM

    Beautiful architecture, I would love to see more of Slovakia someday :-)

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