18 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 18 sights are available in Košice, Slovakia.

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1. Matej Korvín

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Matthias Corvinus, also called Matthias I, was King of Hungary and Croatia from 1458 to 1490. After conducting several military campaigns, he was elected King of Bohemia in 1469 and adopted the title Duke of Austria in 1487. He was the son of John Hunyadi, Regent of Hungary, who died in 1456. In 1457, Matthias was imprisoned along with his older brother, Ladislaus Hunyadi, on the orders of King Ladislaus the Posthumous. Ladislaus Hunyadi was executed, causing a rebellion that forced King Ladislaus to flee Hungary. After the King died unexpectedly, Matthias's uncle Michael Szilágyi persuaded the Estates to unanimously proclaim the 14-year-old Matthias as king on 24 January 1458. He began his rule under his uncle's guardianship, but he took effective control of government within two weeks.

Wikipedia: Matthias Corvinus (EN)

2. János Esterházy

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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.

Wikipedia: János Esterházy (EN)

3. 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)

4. Kasárne Kulturpark

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Barracks Kulturpark is the largest and most extensive investment project within the European Capital of Culture Košice 2013. After the reconstruction of the dilapidated, but historically interesting and spacious buildings of the barracks, one of the largest cultural centers in Slovakia was created. The transformation of the buildings created a comprehensive background for the creation, presentation and promotion of art and contemporary creative, authentic and very experimental culture. The main goal of the cultural center is to provide an exceptional space for the creation and presentation of high-quality multi-genre artistic production.

Wikipedia: Kasárne Kulturpark (SK)

5. 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)

6. Ruiny Citadela

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Basket quotation is a baroque quotation card, which was found in basket territory from 1671 to 1713. The city dike is one of the gradually built parts of the ancient Xicheng fortifications. It was built south of the city wall, part of which was uncovered in archaeological research, and it was surpassed in the construction of the Opak shopping center in Liberator Square. The remains of citadel can be found before entering AuPark mainly, 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. 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)

9. 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)

10. 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)

11. Ladislav Novomeský

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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.

Wikipedia: Laco Novomeský (EN)

12. Coat of arms

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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.

Wikipedia: Coat of arms of Košice (EN)

13. Na pamiatku obetiam bombardovania Košíc

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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.

Wikipedia: Bombing of Kassa (EN)

14. 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)

15. 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)

16. Nová ortodoxná synagóga

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The New Orthodox Synagogue, Košice was built in the years 1926–1927 at Puškinova Street near the historic centre of Košice, Slovakia. It superseded the older Orthodox Synagogue in Zvonárska Street, constructed in 1899 to the design of János Balogh.

Wikipedia: New Orthodox Synagogue (Košice) (EN)

17. Kráľovnej pokoja

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The Church of the Queen of Peace is a church located in the South district of Košice on Mercy Street. It is dedicated to Our Lady Queen of Peace and has been a national cultural monument of the Slovak Republic since 1963.

Wikipedia: Kostol Kráľovnej pokoja (Košice) (SK)

18. Romathan

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The Romathan Theatre is a theatre of the Roma national minority in the city of Košice. It was founded in 1992 and is the only theatre of its kind in Slovakia. He presents his performances in Both Romani and Slovak.

Wikipedia: Divadlo Romathan (SK)

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