What to do and see in Kosice, Slovakia: The Best Places and Tips

November 27, 2017 Roseanne Arnett

Discover the best top things to do in Kosice, Slovakia including Cathedral of St. Elizabeth (Dom svatej Alzbety), Kosice Historical Centre, Singing fountain, Zoo Kosice, Immaculata, Miklus Prison, State Theatre Kosice, Tabacka Kulturfabrik, Kaplnka svateho Michala, Jakabov Palac.
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1. Cathedral of St. Elizabeth (Dom svatej Alzbety)

Hlavna ul., Kosice, Slovakia +421 907 524 094
Excellent
77%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 521 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. Kosice Historical Centre

Hviezdoslavova 7, Kosice 04001, Slovakia +421 55/622 20 26
Excellent
71%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
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0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 92 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

3. Singing Fountain

Hlavna ulica, Kosice, Slovakia
Excellent
52%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

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

4. Zoo Kosice

Siroka 31, Kosice 040 06, Slovakia +421 55/796 80 22
Excellent
53%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

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%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

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.

6. Miklus Prison

Pri Miklushovej vaeznici 10, Kosice 040 01, Slovakia
Excellent
55%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

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.

7. State Theatre Kosice

Hlavna ulica 58, Kosice, Slovakia +421 55/245 22 69
Excellent
63%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

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!

8. Tabacka Kulturfabrik

Gorkeho 2, Kosice 040 01, Slovakia
Excellent
59%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 40 reviews

Tabacka Kulturfabrik

Reviewed By aoimacollamain - Budapest, Hungary

We visited this place twice in the few days we were in Kosice. A nice venue, very popular with locals. We were hoping for some live music but there wasn't any at the times we visited. Good food, good service, good prices and a nice atmosphere.

9. Kaplnka svateho Michala

Hlavne Namestie, Kosice 040 01, Slovakia +421 918 690 546
Excellent
52%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 33 reviews

Kaplnka svateho Michala

Reviewed By TravelingCat22 - Tucson, Arizona

Since this chapel is just next to the massive Cathedral it would be easy to miss it coming from the north of the city. To avoid this and if you do your tour in the morning, starting by the Lower Gate will also ensure perfect sun on the very original roof of this cute chapel.

10. Jakabov Palac

Mlynska, Kosice 040 01, Slovakia
Excellent
42%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 51 reviews

Jakabov Palac

Reviewed By Eva J - Kiev, Ukraine

This 'palace' is one of the first things you'll see when entering the city center coming from the train/bus station. It definitely makes an impression. As others have said, it isn't actually a sight, it isn't open. Too bad.

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