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

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1. János Esterházy

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Count János Eszterházy was a prominent politician of Hungarian ethnicity 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.

Wikipedia: János Esterházy (EN)

2. Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson

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Bjørnstjerne Martinius Bjørnson was a Norwegian writer who received the 1903 Nobel Prize in Literature "as a tribute to his noble, magnificent and versatile poetry, which has always been distinguished by both the freshness of its inspiration and the rare purity of its spirit". The first Norwegian Nobel laureate, he was a prolific polemicist and extremely influential in Norwegian public life and Scandinavian cultural debate. Bjørnson is considered to be one of the four great Norwegian writers, alongside Ibsen, Lie, and Kielland. He is also celebrated for his lyrics to the Norwegian national anthem, "Ja, vi elsker dette landet". The composer Fredrikke Waaler based a composition for voice and piano (Spinnersken) on a text by Bjørnson, as did Anna Teichmüller.

Wikipedia: Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson (EN)

3. DinoPark

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Dino Park Shirts is an interesting and educational attraction suitable for families with children of all ages and school field trips. Park One is open. June 2013. It is located in the forest valley, with an area of 6ha by the stream. Prehistoric animal models installed in more than 20 scenes can be seen here. They may have inhabited our planet's environment more than 65 million years ago. Models are produced by special patented technology based on current scientific knowledge and fossils found. Next to paleontologically loyal dinosaur models, visitors can learn about individual species, the evolution of life on Earth, the movement of continents and so on.

Wikipedia: DinoPark Košice (SK)

4. Karol Kuzmány

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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.

Wikipedia: Karol Kuzmány (EN)

5. Zoologická záhrada Košice

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The Košice Zoo is a zoo in Košice, Slovakia in the borough of Kavečany. It covers 292 hectares and is the largest zoo in Slovakia and the third largest in Europe. Visitors are allowed in only about one third of the site. Another area outside the visitors area is preserved as the Carpathian Biom, with many wild Slovak species of fauna and flora, including the Imperial Eagle, Black Storc, and Raven. The zoo hosts about 250,000 visitors each year. Inside the zoo is a large Slovak "Jurassic Park" and many educational trails.

Wikipedia: Košice Zoo (EN), Website

6. Ruiny Citadela

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The Košice Citadel was a Baroque citadel located on the territory of Košice from 1671 to 1713. The citadel was one of the gradually built parts of the Košice city fortifications. It was built south of the city walls, and part of it was revealed during archaeological research, which overtook during the construction of the Aupark shopping center on Liberators Square. The remains of the citadel can be found in front of the main entrance to Aupark, as well as in its underground parking lot.

Wikipedia: Košická citadela (SK)

7. Archeologické múzeum

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The Archaeological Museum in Košice is a museum of košice city fortifications, specifically its Lower Gate. The area was uncovered during the reconstruction of the Main Street (1995-1996). The archaeological survey was led by Košice monuments preservationists Marcela Ďurišová and Jozef Duchoň. The museum project is the work of engineer Alexander Lami. The museum under a large concrete slab was opened to the public in 1998.

Wikipedia: Archeologické múzeum (Košice) (SK)

8. Jurij Alexejevič Gagarin

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Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin was a Soviet pilot and cosmonaut who became the first human to journey into outer space. Travelling in the Vostok 1 capsule, Gagarin completed one orbit of Earth on 12 April 1961. By achieving this major milestone in the Space Race he became an international celebrity, and was awarded many medals and titles, including Hero of the Soviet Union, his nation's highest honour.

Wikipedia: Yuri Gagarin (EN)

9. Thália

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The Thália Theatre is a theatre of the Hungarian national minority in the city of Košice. The theater was established in 1969. Under the name Košice Theatre Thália Színház operates in the founding competence of the Košice self-governing region. It is a travelling theatre, most of its performances take place outside Košice, mainly in the south of Slovakia and, of course, in Hungary.

Wikipedia: Divadlo Thália (SK), Website

10. Pamätník neznámeho protifašistického bojovníka

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The Monument to the Unknown Anti-Fascist, a monument to the victims of the anti-fascist resistance, is located in Tahrir Square, Kosic, opposite the Soviet Soldiers Monument. The monument was built on the basis of Ing's design. Charles Milsky and William Columbus. The author of this sculpture is Walter Loeffler, an academic sculptor. The construction work was carried out in 1947.

Wikipedia: Pamätník neznámeho protifašistického bojovníka (SK)

11. Múzeum letectva

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The Museum of Aviation is a transport and military history museum in Košice, Slovakia. It is a branch of the Slovak Technical Museum in Košice and is located near the Košice International Airport, on the outskirts of the city. It opened on August 23, 2002. After a general reconstruction and enlargement period that lasted since 2004, the museum reopened on September 2, 2006.

Wikipedia: Museum of Aviation (Košice) (EN), Website

12. Andrej Hlinka

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Andrej Hlinka was a Slovak Catholic priest, journalist, banker, politician, and one of the most important Slovakian public activists in Czechoslovakia before the Second World War. He was the leader of the Hlinka's Slovak People's Party, papal chamberlain, inducted papal protonotary, member of the National Assembly of Czechoslovakia, and chairman of the St. Vojtech Fellowship.

Wikipedia: Andrej Hlinka (EN)

13. Francisci Rákoczi II.

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Francis II Rákóczi was a Hungarian nobleman and leader of Rákóczi's War of Independence against the Habsburgs in 1703–11 as the prince of the Estates Confederated for Liberty of the Kingdom of Hungary. He was also Prince of Transylvania, an Imperial Prince, and a member of the Order of the Golden Fleece. Today he is considered a national hero in Hungary.

Wikipedia: Francis II Rákóczi (EN)

14. Košická detská historická železnica

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The Košice Children's Heritage Railway is a 4.2 km (2.6 mi) long single-track heritage railway with a track gauge of 1,000 mm. The railway was opened on 20 September 1955 as a pioneer railway near Košice in Slovakia and is still in operation today. It is located in the rural part of the city's Košice-Sever borough.

Wikipedia: Košice Children's Heritage Railway (EN), Website

15. Ladislav Novomeský

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Laco Novomeský was a Slovak poet, writer 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.

Wikipedia: Laco Novomeský (EN)

16. 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 Captain Gentiana is a historic building located on the main street of Kosic. As the title suggests, in the past, Honosku's headquarters was the chief captain. Today, the Slovak Technology Museum is held here. The palace was built in a new artistic style between 1876 and 1899.

Wikipedia: Palác hornouhorského generálneho kapitanátu (SK)

17. Evanjelický kostol

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The Evangelical Church or Protestant Church in Mlynská ulica in Košice, Slovakia is a Neoclassical church building of the Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession in Slovakia, a Lutheran denomination. It has Sunday services at 09:30 and 18:00 in Slovak, and at 08:15 in Hungarian.

Wikipedia: Evangelical Church of Košice (EN)

18. Hradová

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The castle is a mountain peak located in the northern city of Kosic. There is a sightseeing tower on the top of the mountain, from which you can see the excellent scenery of almost all the downtown areas of Koxica.

Wikipedia: Hradová (vrch) (SK)

19. Kráľovnej pokoja

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The Queen of Peace Church is a church located in the southern urban area of Kosic, Dennia Street, Milos. He is a peaceful disciple of the Virgin Queen and has been a national cultural relic of Slovakia since 1963.

Wikipedia: Kostol Kráľovnej pokoja (Košice) (SK)

20. Kostol Božského Srdca Ježišovho

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The Church of the Divine Heart of Jesus is a Jesuit church in the Old Town district of Košice. The church was originally built as a chapel between 1936 and 1937 and was consecrated as a church in 2009.

Wikipedia: Kostol Božského Srdca Ježišovho (Košice) (SK), Url


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