Košický kraj – Kosice Region

Košický kraj - Kosice Region

Kosice region is the second largest region in Slovakia. It borders with Hungary and Ukraine. The terrain consists of two main land systems – the Eastern Slovak Lowlands and the Spis and Gemer karst.

The largest river in the region is the Bodrog.

Kosice city is the second largest city in Slovakia. You can find there a lot of interesting places. Some of them are: St. Elizabeth Cathedral, St. Urban Tower, St. Michael Chapel, District House, Jakab’s Palace and Kosice ZOO. The Main Square in Kosice is one of the most beautiful in Slovakia. It is dominated by the St. Elizabeth Cathedral which was constructed in the fourteenth century. It is proclaimed the national cultural heritage.

Slovak Paradise

Slovak Paradise is one of the nine national parks in Slovakia with 300 kilometers of hiking trails. There are two rivers – Hnilec and Hornad.

Domica cave is located in the Slovak Karst National Park and it is one of the UNESCO national nature monuments. The tour can include a boat ride on the Styx River which flows through the cage.

The Tokaji wine is the world-famous delicious, aromatic wine. It was served at the French Royal court at Versailles. You are cordially invited to taste this wine directly in the wine cellar together with home-made specialties of the Zemplin region.

Krasna Horka Castle

(Castle is closed at the moment because it is being reconstructed due to the extensive fire in March 2012)

The castle of Krasna Horka was constructed in the early 13th century, probably to stand guard over nearby mines, and passed through a number of aristocratic Hungarian families. Then from the 16th century onwards it remained in the hands of the influential Andrassy family, which substantially modified it, first as a successful stronghold against Turkish incursions and later as an impressive manor home. Today it houses an extensive restored museum.

The castle is situated near Roznava, an hour’s travel from Kosice or the Slovak Paradise, or two hours from the High Tatras. The best public transport connection is from the town of Roznava (accessible by train from Kosice and the west) by local city bus. Car park directly by castle.

All about Krasna Horka Castle

Swimming pools in the Kosice region

The swimming pools Triton, Ryba Anicka and Trebisov swimming pools are there in Kosice region to sooth your body and mind.

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