10 Things to Do in Kosice Region That You Shouldn't Miss

August 27, 2017 Jacquiline Delozier

The Košice Region is one of the eight Slovak administrative regions. The region was first established in 1923 and its present borders were established in 1996. It consists of 11 districts and 440 municipalities, 17 of which have a town status.
Restaurants in Kosice Region

1. Cathedral of St. Elizabeth (Dom svatej Alzbety)

Hlavna ul., Kosice, Slovakia +421 907 524 094
Excellent
77%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
3%
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4.5 based on 520 reviews

Cathedral of St. Elizabeth (Dom svatej Alzbety)

Reviewed By Perrygrinate - Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom

Church or mosque, I always think dusk is a really atmospheric time to visit. I was there for the evening service and then again next morning, where I saw the longest queue for Confession I've ever seen anywhere. A plain but attractive interior and great acoustice. In my view, though, the real jewel is the outside of the Cathedral

2. Slovak Paradise National Park

Hrabusice, Spisska Nova Ves, Slovakia +421 53/442 20 10
Excellent
83%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
3%
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5 based on 177 reviews

Slovak Paradise National Park

Reviewed By Fcelka4444 - Poprad, Slovakia

It is just paradice as it is in it's name. Beautifull nature, I recommend to start early in the morning, around 7:00, to enjoy the nature without many people.
I am returning there for 15 years, and it is definitelly worth it :).

3. Spissky Castle

Namestie Majstra Pavla c.40, Zehra 053 04, Slovakia +421 53/454 13 36
Excellent
68%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
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4.5 based on 445 reviews

Spissky Castle

This imposing 12th-century fortress was one of the few Castles that resisted the Mongol attacks of 1241, gradually enlarged over the centuries and destroyed by fire in 1780.

Reviewed By Danny S - Ramat Gan, Israel

This castle seems to be worth a drive (and small climb) to see it. Also the view from the top of the castle is very nice. A place to enjoy a few hours. It may be a bit difficult to climb inside the castle- so take this into consideration.

4. Kosice Historical Centre

Hviezdoslavova 7, Kosice 04001, Slovakia +421 55/622 20 26
Excellent
70%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
6%
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4.5 based on 91 reviews

Kosice Historical Centre

The historical centre of Košice, whose medieval city walls were removed in the 18th century, is today formed by a nearly one kilometer long Promenade lined with exquisite historical buildings, once inhabited by medieval kings and nobility. Together with craftsmen's houses, churches, squares and narrow streets, they create an atmosphere full of legends and stories. You can uncover these and more!

Reviewed By NYCPQ - Montreal, Canada

We stopped to eat there in our road trip. After eating we took a very nice walk in the city. The city center is truly authentic and there is plenty to see like the signing Fountain

5. Singing Fountain

Hlavna ulica, Kosice, Slovakia
Excellent
52%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
1%
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4.5 based on 299 reviews

Singing Fountain

Reviewed By Andrea H - Kosice, Slovakia

Fountain with carillion known as "singing fountain" is located in the core centre on the main street /Hlavna ulica/. It has great atmosphere and it is lovely just to sit there on the bech and have ice cream in the summer or admire the ice-sculptures in the winter. You can hear it carillion with 10 bells "singing" at each hour /so 01.00pm, 02.pm etc/. The Fountain is active only in the summer months and in the eveningy it is very beautiful to watch the light of the Fountain.
Enjoy

6. Zoo Kosice

Siroka 31, Kosice 040 06, Slovakia +421 55/796 80 22
Excellent
53%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
18%
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4.5 based on 155 reviews

Zoo Kosice

Reviewed By William S - Oxford, United Kingdom

Excellent value Zoo, with acres of land and lots of animals for the children to see. Some of the enclosures are dated and feel like they need modernizing or enhancing. Where as others meet the natural requirements for the animals habitats and make the enclosure feel natural. Through out the park there are lots of small parks for the children to play in and restaurants and coffee shops. Our children loved this Zoo and we look forward to coming back again soon.

Hlavna 79, Kosice 040 01, Slovakia
Excellent
39%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
15%
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4 based on 78 reviews

Immaculata

Reviewed By toveyc1 - Bristol, United Kingdom

Past St Elizabeth Cathedral, past the singing Fountain in Kosice and you come upon this statue. At the time I saw it, a beautiful bride was having her pictures taken by a photographer next to it. The architecture in this area is lovely and this statue is another example of that beauty.

8. Dobsinska Ice Cave

Dobsina, Slovakia +421 58/788 14 70
Excellent
42%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4 based on 101 reviews

Dobsinska Ice Cave

Reviewed By endrju_74 - Ipswich, United Kingdom

Dobsinska Ice Cave is hidden in the forest on steep slopes just west from the tourist centre called Dedinky, in Slovak Paradise National Park. When you follow national road no 67 you will come across a small setllement called Dobsinska Ladova Jaskyna. This is where you leave your car (pay on entry). This place is also reachable by train. From here there's a 30 minute walk to cave's entrance pavilion, first part easy, but sort of mid way the path becomes very steep and it climbs up by serpentines. The best part of the path is followed by blue long distance trail. At the entry to the cave there's ticket office and some vending machines - quite typical place to all state run caves in Slovakia. Tickets are timed, entry in large groups only, tour guides in different languages by advanced booking only, although some guides speak a bit of English. Very cold in the cave, with plenty of ice throughout the whole year. We went there in August, which is apparently time when previous years ice sculptures loose their shape, and the new ones haven't been carved yet. The tour inside takes about 45 minutes. Cave is inscribed onto UNESCO World Heritage List. After visiting the cave the same path takes you back to the car park.

9. Miklus Prison

Pri Miklushovej vaeznici 10, Kosice 040 01, Slovakia
Excellent
55%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
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4.5 based on 56 reviews

Miklus Prison

Reviewed By Elizabeth P - St Helens, United Kingdom

This prison is steeped in history. Great views of weaponry displayed, also an interesting film to watch but so chilling! It enables you to be able to visit original cells and you can almost feel the horrors of past times as you look around.
It is a brilliant way to learn of the varied and fascinating history of Slovakia. Also fantastic value for money and provides portable English translation.

10. State Theatre Kosice

Hlavna ulica 58, Kosice, Slovakia +421 55/245 22 69
Excellent
63%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
10%
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4.5 based on 37 reviews

State Theatre Kosice

Reviewed By Taanialiik - Fiorenzuola d'Arda, Italy

We entered in the theater an hour before the premiére of The Traviata - badly dressed as two twenty-something, shoestring travellers in a -5°C December evening may be, asking when it would have been possible to visit the inside of the building.
They immediately accompanied us in a personal mini-tour, with two nice girls that spoke good English and gave us some historical informations, while the musicians were doing the reharsals. The interior is astonishing, something unexpected even for us Italian - quite accostumed to Theaters - as it was better than a lot of famous structures in big Italian cities (did somebody say Milan?). It came out as our biggest regret in our Slovak travel: with a little more planning we would have seen some play here, it must be great! Do it!

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