Lying in the valley of the River Hornád in the basin that shares its name, Košice is a regional administrative centre and Eastern Slovakia´s hub of industry, commerce, science and culture. Košice currently has a population of more than 260,000 inhabitants. The region of which it is the administrative seat occupies an area of 6,753 km2 and has 11 districts including 4 within the city itself, and 438 boroughs, of which 17 are the city or urban housing estates.
Košice, the Slovak republic´s second-
St. Elizabeth´s Cathedral
built between 1378 and 1508 and a Gothic masterpiece, is the city´s oldest architecture landmark. Particularly imposing is the winged main altar, with it´s three oversize statues and forty-
St. Michael´s Chapel
located to the south of the Cathedral, is a single-
a detached medieval bell-
this sculptural group is situated on the former scaffold site in the square, it was erected by builder Tornyossy and sculptor Grimming in 1720 – 1723. The monument was restored several times, and several statues were replaced by copies. The square is built up with palaces, burghers´ houses and sacral buildings.
The State Theatre
built in the middle of a square in a park according to hte design in the historicizing style by A.A. Lang and Steinhardt at the end of 19th century.
How To Get There
By air: Regularly scheduled flights come to košice (from Prague, Vienna and sometimes from Brno and Moscow) and Bratislava (from many cities, including Zurich, Prague, Moscow, Tel Aviv and Persian gulf states).
By train: Many of Europe´s busiest train routes pass trough or very near slovakia. It is especially simple to travel from neighbouring counties. The train network in Slovakia is well developed, and trains are the most comfortable way to travel. For a comprehensive train schedule check ot the web site of Slovak Railways: www.zsr.sk.
By bus: Most countries in Europe are connected with Slovak destinations by regular service