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"Kosice around" Kosice Tourist Trap Tip by marakuba

Kosice Tourist Traps: 3 reviews and 11 photos

  Ruzin
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  • Slovakia Karst - Kosice
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  • Spis castle - Kosice
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To The Slovak Paradise National Park you have to get train to town Spisšká Nova Ves and next door of Train station is there Bus station. By bus have to go to ……. There are starting food path to National park. The best is “Prielom Hornadu”. (approx. 4 – 5 h. return). Is a protected natural area which extends over 140 sq. km. It has an infinite variety of natural riches: a network of underground galleries, caves and animal and botanical reserves. Among the natural reserves which make up this group are the White Valley (Biela dolina) which has, notably a huge waterfall, the Lost Valley and its ice cave (one of the most precious elements of the Slovak Paradise), the Dobsinka Ice Cave (120,000 m3 of permanent ice), Kocurova, Sucha bela, the valley decorated with remarkable geo-morphological shapes, the small and large "Kysel", the large ravine with waterfalls and caves (bear caves).
The Herlany is famous geyser just 25 min. by bus from Central bus station. You have get bus to village Herlany. Avaballity the geyser, please check on “City information centre”
The Slovak Karst – National park is situated on the Slovak - Hungarian border, surrounded by South-Slovak Lowland, Ro?ňavská and Košická Basin and Volovské Hills. It is the largest karst area in Slovakia. From 3610 km2 of its area 3490 km2 are protected. It is divided into 7 plains: Koniarska Plain, Plešivská Plain, Silická Plain, Horný Vrch (Upper Hill), Zádielska Plain, Jasovská Plain and Dolný vrch (Lower Hill). Jepšavský Karst is situated on the western end of the Slovak Karst.
The Slovak Karst consists of dolomites and limestone, in the south almost 400-500 m thick, full of deep canyons created by the rivers Slaná and Štítnik as well as by the Zádielsky and Hájsky Creek. The plains are full of numerous caves and abysses. You can even find here thermophilic flora with endemic features, which is more typical for heath and forest-heath regions.

Unique Suggestions: The Jasov cave – just 30 min by bus from Central bus station you have to get bus to town Jasov. Cave is open since april till october
The Spiš castle – is 50 km on North – West from Košice. You can get bus to Spišské podhradie from Košice – Central bus station. On a dolomite rock 200 m above the surrounding land, at the elevation of 634 m, there is one of the most precious cultural monuments in the Spiš region
Levoča – You have toSt. Jacob’s Church in the town of Levoča belongs to the biggest gothic temples in Slovakia. It is a living temple and as Presbyterian temple of the former free royal town of Levoča , it has served its believers for daily worshipping for more than 700 years.
Betliar - You have to ride by car or travel by bus from Central bus station to town Ro?ňava. There you have to get bus to village Betliar (approx. 2 h.by bus and by car 1.h.). Nowadays, in the manor house there is a museum of historical flat culture, furniture from the 15-17-th century, classicistic and empire equipment. You can find there collections of paintings, portraits, a book-case with more than 20 000 books, gun collections and hunter`s trophies, exotic souvenirs from all around the world esp. from Asia and Africa.
Bardejov – You have get bus from Central bus station to city Bardejov (approx. 1,5 h.by bus and by car 1.h.). There is historical centrum which is writing on list of Unesco. Also you can find very nice church.
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Fun Alternatives: Stay in:

Hostel Kosmalt - Tourist hostel in a wider center of a city.the price is about 16 for single room and about 18 for double room. You can book on travelogy@gmail.com
Hotel – The price is for single room 50 € and for double room 60€. Hotel situated in the center of a town. 3 single rooms, 14 double rooms, 2 student´s apartments with 2 double rooms, 3 apartments with air-condition, double room and living room and option of 1 extra bed. All the rooms with own sanitary facility (shower, WC), fridge with mini-bar, el. kettle, access to internet and TV/SAT.
You can book:
travelogy@gmail.com

Be carful:
On gipsis people, they can relleve you of your money in park around train station.

Interesting links:

www.kosice.sk
www.kosiceonline.sk
www.cassovia.sk
www.slovakia.org
www.kosice.info

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 9, 2006
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