12 Sights in Košice, Slovakia (with Map and Images)

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Here you can find interesting sights in Košice, Slovakia. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 12 sights are available in Košice, Slovakia.

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1. Dolná brána

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Dolná brána Of / Public domain

Košice city fortifications is a fortress system of gradually built walls, water ditches, parks, rondels, barbacans, bastions, ravelins and glacis, defending the city of Košice. The emergence of urban walls is dated to 1260 - 1290. In the 15th century the fortification was supplemented in connection with the development of military equipment - firearms and artillery. In the 16th century with increased Turkish danger, the walls were rebuilt from the rondel system to bastion. Kosice has become one of the most important Habsburg forts. Often, however, they got into the rebel hands, which was not due to the fragility of the fortifications, but the political will of Košice burghers. In the 17th century, the improving of the bastion system continued, and the advanced separate citadel was also added to the recurring uprisings. At the beginning of the 18th century, the construction of Ravelin and Glacis reached the development of the Košice city fortifications. Due to the transfer of the center of gravity of the Habsburg combat operations outside the Košice region, the importance of the fortifications passed. In the years 1783 - 1840 it was gradually demolished. To this day, there are some parts or whole fortification objects that test the importance and maturity of this developed defense system in a pan -European context.

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2. Spievajúca fontána

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Spievajúca fontána Maros M r a z (Maros) / CC BY 2.5

The singing fountain is a fountain on the main street in Košice. It is located between Košice State Theater and the Cathedral of Sts. Elizabeth. When playing music, water spraying and color lighting is regulated by music tones playing music. Its uniqueness also consists of being the oldest singing fountain in Czechoslovakia. It was built in 1986 and twenty years later they reconstructed into the current form based on the design of the architect Juraj Kobán. During the summer days it responds not only to his own music, but every hour sounds to the rhythm of the chimes. In the repertoire it has almost a hundred songs that make the city and tourists more enjoyable in the metropolis of the East. The chimes consists of 22 bells, symbols of the same number of city districts, which together weigh nearly 1.5 tons and are arranged in the shape of a tassel.

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3. János Esterházy

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János Esterházy The original uploader was Blofeld of SPECTRE at English Wikipedia. / Public domain

Count János Eszterházy was a prominent ethnic Hungarian politician in inter-war Czechoslovakia and later in the First Slovak Republic. He was a member of the Czechoslovak Parliament and of the Slovak Assembly. After the Second World War, he was illegally deported to the Soviet Union, sentenced on trumped-up charges at a show trial, and imprisoned. In the meantime he was sentenced, in absentia, to death by the National Court in Bratislava on the charges of High Treason to the State, collaboration with enemy, the breaking-up of Czechoslovakia, and his participation in an anti-democratic regime as a deputy of the Slovak Assembly. The sentence was not executed as a consequence of a Presidential pardon, following his return to Czechoslovakia from the Soviet Union. He died in prison in 1957.

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4. Michail Illarionovič Kutuzov

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Michail Illarionovič Kutuzov
R.M. Volkov (1776-1831)
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Prince Mikhail Illarionovich Golenishchev-Kutuzov was a Field Marshal of the Russian Empire. He served as a military officer and a diplomat under the reign of three Romanov monarchs: Empress Catherine II, and Emperors Paul I and Alexander I. Kutuzov was shot in the head twice while fighting the Turks and survived the serious injuries seemingly against all odds. He defeated Napoleon as commander-in-chief using attrition warfare in the Patriotic war of 1812. Alexander I wrote that Europe will remember him as one of the famous commanders and that Russia will never forget his worthiness.

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5. Karol Kuzmány

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Karol Kuzmány Josef Kriehuber / Public domain

Karol Kuzmány was a prominent Slovak Lutheran pastor, writer, and theologian in the Kingdom of Hungary, with a focus on philosophy and aesthetics. He studied at the University of Jena in Germany between 1928 and 1929. He returned to Slovakia after his education and became a chaplain in Banská Bystrica in 1830, later serving as a pastor there and in Zvolen. In 1849 he became professor of practical theology at the University of Vienna and began to publish works on theology. In 1860 he was elected superintendent, serving the Bratislava superintendency.

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6. Košická gréckokatolícka eparchia

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The vassal of ancient Greek Catholicism or Capricorn was set as the vassal of apostles 21. Hyperthermia was performed in the summer of 1997 by Pope John Paul II. By allocating territory from the Greek Catholic diocese of Priscilla. On the 30th. In January 2008, it was promoted to a vassal by the Pope, and was administered by the newly established Priselia Greek Catholic Archive Office. The area of asparagus is about the same as that of Kosh County.

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7. Ladislav Novomeský

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Ladislav Novomeský Slovenské kníhkupectvo, Praha / Public domain

Laco Novomeský was a Slovak poet, writer, publicist and communist politician. Novomeský was a member of the DAV group; after The Second World War he was commissioner of education and culture of Socialist Czechoslovakia. A prominent Czechoslovak politician, he was persecuted in the 1950s and later rehabilitated in the 1960s.

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8. Erb mesta Košice

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Erb mesta Košice / Public domain

Košice was the first town in Europe to be granted its own coat of arms. It was granted by King Louis I the Great at the Castle of Diósgyőr near present-day Miskolc in 1369. By the year 1502 it had obtained altogether four heraldic warrants from four monarchs. The coat of arms used today is virtually unchanged since 1502.

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9. Na pamiatku obetiam bombardovania Košíc

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Na pamiatku obetiam bombardovania Košíc Unknown authorUnknown author / Public domain

The bombing of Kassa took place on 26 June 1941, when still unidentified aircraft conducted an airstrike on the city of Kassa, then part of Hungary, today Košice in Slovakia. This attack became the pretext for the government of Hungary to declare war on the Soviet Union the next day, 27 June.

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10. Palác hornouhorského generálneho kapitanátu

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Palác hornouhorského generálneho kapitanátu Maros M r a z (Maros) / CC-BY-SA-3.0

The Palace of the Upper General Capitanate is a historic building on Hlavná Street in Košice. As the name implies, in the past it was the seat of the Upper Capitanate. Today there is a Slovak Technical Museum. The palace was built between 1876 and 1899 in Art Nouveau style.

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11. Regionálny informačný bod

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Regionálny informačný bod Košice Region Turizmus / Public domain

Košice Region Tourism is an organization dealing with destination management for the Košice region. The organization focuses on marketing and the development of the destination, but also on the creation of tourism products.

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12. Katova Bašta

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Katova Bašta Vlastné dielo, photo by Szilas in Kassa / Public domain

Kate's Fortress is the largest and most well-preserved architectural monument in Slovakia's medieval urban fortifications. It is located in Kosic, and its origin can be traced back to the 15th century.

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