Kosice, the second largest city in Slovakia, stands near the border of Hungary, where you'll find many holiday homes in Western Transadanubia and Central Transdanubia, on the river Hornád. Kosice is the cultural and economic center of eastern Slovakia with many museums, theatres, galleries, three universities, the Slovak Constitutional Court, and various dioceses. The city is also home to Renaissance, Art Nouveau, Baroque and Gothic style architecture with the Saint Elizabeth Cathedral being its centrepiece. The city is famous for the first European settlement to be granted its own coat-of-arms. It is not only awash with cafes, boutiques and restaurants, but also many Kosice accommodation options. Having a continental climate, Kosice is relatively hot and humid during the summer and cold during its winter months. Summer temperatures often rise above 30 degrees Celsius and include bouts of rain sometimes lasting as long as a week. Kosice's winter is usually freezing and punctuated with significant snowfall.
Favourite Destinations (Kosice Region)
Don't miss to explore medieval Kosice
First built in 1380 but remodelled many times thereafter, the brooding Cathedral of Saint Elizabeth is a must-see on anyone's itinerary. Stone sculptures by the local 15th century sculptor, Master Stefan, and frescoes adorn the cathedral's interior. For great views of the city, climb the cathedral's tower. In and round the cathedral, Kosice apartments are plentiful and suit every budget and taste. Part of Kosice's ancient fortifications, the 15th century Executioner's bastion includes the Hungarian hero Ferenc Rákóczi's house and personal effects. At the Medieval Kosice archaeological excavations you will have the opportunity to explore the buried remains of medieval Kosice. The maze-like passages were unearthed during a 1996 road works and include fortifications, waterways, defences chambers and cathedral foundations.
Miklus prison - A worth-seeing stop while holidaying in Kosice
Kosice accommodation in the area includes various holiday homes, hotels and Kosice apartments. Serving once as a prison and torture chamber, Miklus prison is a connected pair of 16th century houses. This attraction is an interesting stopover on your tour of Kosice. In its past, Kosice was well known for its tinker tradesmen. The Slovak Technical Museum showcases examples of Kosice's wrought-iron ornamental work and intricate old machinery. The Kosice Visitor Centre within the inner part of the city is close to Kosice apartments and holiday homes and provides useful information about tourism packages of the city and its outlying regions as holiday destinations. Kosice accommodation can easily be tracked down through the very helpful staff at the center. Tours in German, Hungarian, English, Spanish, Russian, French, and Italian are also available. You haven't ever been to that part of Eastern Europe. Be careful and don't mix up Slovenia and Slovakia - both countries are lovely, but the regions in Slovenia rather sound like in Austria or Italy: