Kosice, Slovakia, by Adrienn Takacs

Kosice, Slovakia, by Adrienn Takacs, Kosice, Slovakia (B)

Kosice, Slovakia’s second largest city after its capital, Bratislava, is set on the river Hornád in the Eastern part of the country. It is the economical and cultural center of Slovakia and soon-to-be European Capital of Culture (in 2013 along with Marseille, France). This area is distinguished by the variety of its geographical prospect, interchanging between plains and mountains. Generally known as “the city of peace”, Kosice can impress you in more ways: besides its natural environment; the energetic economic zone, the cultural events and historical remembrances all contribute to making the metropolis an inviting and appealing place to visit.

The town is situated in Eastern Europe, and the Eastern part of Slovakia, close to the Hungarian (20 kms), Ukrainian(80 kms) and Polish (90 kms) borders. The city lies in the Kosice Basin formed by the wide valley of the Hornád river, in the Eastern part of the Slovak Ore Mountains.

The first question you might have in mind is how to get there? You don’t have to worry, because opportunities are vast, so everyone can find the perfect match for themselves, in the issue of transportation at least. Kosice has its own international airport, with arrivals from different part of Europe, so if you’re from the continent you can possibly find a direct flight to the city. If you like long train rides, the railway system is pretty developed and you can get to Kosice from a lot of large European cities, you just have to check the schedule and you can even make reservations in advance. Most European states have direct connection with Slovak destinations, so if you like to journey by bus, you can easily get there. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Kosice, Slovakia, by Adrienn Takacs
Guide Location: Slovakia » Kosice
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Adrienn Takacs
Read it on Author's Website: http://www.cityoftheweek.net/2011/03/07/6-kosiceslovakia/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • East Slovakian Museum
  • Slovak Technical Museum
  • St. Elizabeth Cathedral
  • Hospital Church of the Holy Spirit
  • Synagogue
  • Evangelical Church
  • Calvinist Church
  • State Theate
  • Thália Theater
  • Old Town Theater