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Kosice Travel Guide: 182 reviews and 508 photos

I live in Kosice - population: 300,000 people

It is the second largest city in Slovakia.

Kosice has the largest preserved urban area in the country.

It also has Slovakia’s most beautiful cathedral in whole Slovakia.
Bratislava has not this type of cathedral.
In Kosice the cathedral of st. Elizabeth is 800 years old building, it was built in old gothic style like Notre Dame in Paris. If you go more to the East, then you will not find more churches of this West - old gothic style !!!

Under the Soviets, Kosice became a steel town. US Steel bought the Kosice plant in 2000 and today is one of Slovakia’s largest employers (16,000 employees).

One wooden church was removed to the centre

The church had been in the small village Kozuchovce, today it stays in Museum´s area in the centre of Kosice.

Slovakia has the highest density of wooden churches anywhere in Europe. In 1681, the Roman Catholic Austro-Hungarian Emperor dictated that only Roman Catholic churches could use hard materials (stone, metal). Protestant and Ruthenian/Rusyn Greek Catholic churches could only be made of wood and were not allowed to use nails in their construction.
. . . being a tourist guide hired by the day in Slovakia? See my above external site: www.cometoslovakia.org
They had to be erected within one year, start to finish, and were not permitted in the center of town.

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  • paul0511's Profile Photo
    Jun 23, 2008 at 4:27 PM

    Nice photos .Kosice looks very nice .I am thinking of visiting first week in January for a few days .Do you think the weather would be very bad ? Thanks Paul

  • sihi's Profile Photo
    Jun 6, 2008 at 3:04 AM

    Town looks beautiful, nic epage and tips. :)

  • BillNJ's Profile Photo
    Mar 22, 2008 at 10:17 PM

    Great tips and photos! I just added Kosice to my list of places that I would like to visit someday. Best regards from the USA, Bill

  • y2ketan2007's Profile Photo
    Nov 27, 2007 at 10:20 AM

    Kosice seems like a very nice place.Thanks for the information.

  • prleprle's Profile Photo
    Nov 20, 2007 at 6:02 AM

    Really fine and interesting page... and we expect more about this beautifull town :-) Well done!

  • easterntrekker's Profile Photo
    Nov 17, 2007 at 12:52 PM

    Nice tips on your hometown . We plan to visit in June so your tips are very helpful .Thanks

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Sep 4, 2007 at 2:31 PM

    Welcome to VT ...fabulous start about your hometown ... I have been to Kosice last May and really enjoyed your city. Keep up the good work. :-)

  • DreamHolidayTravels's Profile Photo
    Sep 3, 2007 at 1:26 AM

    Nice introduction to your city. You live in a pretty city. Kosice seems a good place to visit !

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