Kosice

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Sloping red roofs, Gothic cathedrals and surrounding green hills make Kosice an irresistibly picturesque destination with a classically Slovakian atmosphere.

The city of Kosice is one of the cultural highlights of eastern Slovakia, offering an enchanting town center decorated with medieval monuments. Wander around the old town, down colorful streets of typically Slovakian architecture. An enticing array of museums, galleries and family attractions cements the appeal of this undeniably charming city.

Learn about the history of Kosice and the surrounding region in the Eastern Slovak Museum. In the 12th and 13th centuries, the town boomed as a commercial hub in the Kingdom of Hungary. The museum contains a collection of Kosice’s famous golden treasures and galleries of fine art.

Explore the old town on foot. St. Elizabeth’s Cathedral is the dramatic centerpiece, a 14th-century Gothic beauty and the largest church in the country. Stroll past other stunning buildings, such as the Old Town Hall, built in 1779, and the green-roofed Jakab’s Palace. Crafts Lane is a beautifully preserved medieval street with handicraft shops and bakeries occupying old buildings.

Breathe in the scents of hundreds of plants in the Botanical Gardens. More than 4,000 species of plants grow in glasshouses and across several outdoor gardens.

Bring your family to Kosice and enjoy attractions such as the Children’s Railway, which trundles around a valley on the edge of the town in the Alpinka Recreation Area. Steel Park features dozens of interactive exhibits on metalwork and mining.

Spend an evening in the town center enjoying a performance at the Kosice State Theater, which has been hosting shows since 1899. The Marionette Theater offers entertainment of a more traditional kind.

Kosice is easily accessible from the rest of Europe, as it features a major train station in the city center and an international airport with incoming flights from London, Prague and Vienna. Once here, join one of the city walks, which aim to educate visitors on various elements of Kosice’s fascinating story.

Visit Kosice in August for the warmest days. Christmas time offers festive markets and a cozy ambience in the town center.

Where to stay in Kosice

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Kosice
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Kosice
4 out of 5
Hlavna 1, Kosice
The price is ¥8,879 per night from Sep 24 to Sep 24
Located in Košice Old Town, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Hlavna Ulica and St. Elisabeth Cathedral. Cathedral of St. Elizabeth (Dom svatej Alzbety) ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (297 reviews)
"Nahe Stadtzentrum. Die Parkgarage war überfüllt, zu enge Parkplätze und mit 15 € zu teuer! Keine Lademöglichkeit für E Autos. Expedia gibt die Parkgebühr mit € 10 an."

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2021

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Kosice
Hotel Yasmin
Hotel Yasmin
4 out of 5
Tyršovo nábrežie 1, Kosice
Fully refundable
The price is ¥10,258 per night from Sep 18 to Sep 18
This family-friendly Kosice hotel is located in a shopping district, within a 10-minute walk of Peace Marathon Square and East Slovak Museum. Cathedral of St. ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (180 reviews)
"Meh"

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2021

Hotel Yasmin
GOLDEN ROYAL Boutique hotel & Spa
GOLDEN ROYAL Boutique hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
Vodna 8, Kosice
The price is ¥11,620 per night from Sep 19 to Sep 19
Located in Košice Old Town, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Crafts Lane and Miklus Prison Museum. Cathedral of St. Elizabeth (Dom svatej Alzbety) ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (62 reviews)
Good value....
"Great location,nicely kept building,helpful staff..."

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

GOLDEN ROYAL Boutique hotel & Spa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Authentic & Charming Loft directly in the center
Authentic & Charming Loft directly in the center
Kosice, Košice
The price is ¥6,326 per night from Sep 18 to Sep 18
Located in Košice Old Town, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Cathedral of St. Elizabeth (Dom svatej Alzbety), Peace Marathon Square, and ...
Authentic & Charming Loft directly in the center
Garage, Supermarket, PC Screen, Gym Equipment - Luxury Apartment in City Centre
Garage, Supermarket, PC Screen, Gym Equipment - Luxury Apartment in City Centre
Kosice, Košice
Located in Košice Old Town, this apartment building is steps from East Slovak Museum and Peace Marathon Square. University of Pavol Jozef Safarik and Cathedral ...
Garage, Supermarket, PC Screen, Gym Equipment - Luxury Apartment in City Centre
Hotel & Restaurant Resort Barca
Hotel & Restaurant Resort Barca
2 out of 5
Cervený rak 21, Kosice, Košický kraj
The price is ¥7,042 per night from Sep 18 to Sep 18
Located in Juh, this campground is within 3 mi (5 km) of Steel Arena, Hlavna Ulica, and St. Elisabeth Cathedral. Cathedral of St. Elizabeth (Dom svatej Alzbety) ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (13 reviews)
Very good place to stay.
"Wonderful campsite. Wonderfull staff, good internet connection. They have food inside camp and beer. Clean rooms."

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2019

Hotel & Restaurant Resort Barca
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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