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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.

Top Hotels in Kosice

GOLDEN ROYAL Boutique hotel & Spa
GOLDEN ROYAL Boutique hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
Vodna 8, Kosice
The price is CA $139 per night from Oct 27 to Oct 28

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) ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (58 reviews)

"Nice hotel, central location, clean rooms. Could not use spa facilities, due to corona precautions. Poor WiFi connection at night, but overall nice place to stay in Kosice if you wanna be close to city center. Lots of places to eat and drink nearby. Helpful staff at reception and restaurant. Good ..."…"

Reviewed on Jun. 21, 2020

GOLDEN ROYAL Boutique hotel & Spa
Teledom Hotel & Conference Center
Teledom Hotel & Conference Center
3.5 out of 5
Timonova 27, Kosice, Košice

Located in Košice Old Town, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of St. Elisabeth Cathedral, Hlavna Ulica and Steel Arena. Cathedral of St. Elizabeth (Dom svatej ...

Teledom Hotel & Conference Center
KOŠICE HOTEL
KOŠICE HOTEL
4 out of 5
Moldavská cesta II. 51/2414, Kosice
The price is CA $143 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 3

Located in Západ, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Steel Arena, St. Elisabeth Cathedral and Hlavna Ulica. Cathedral of St. Elizabeth (Dom svatej Alzbety) ...

4.2/5Very Good! (38 reviews)
Short business stay

"Very good breakfast service, lunch menu and dinner."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 7, 2020

KOŠICE HOTEL
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Vacation Rentals in Kosice

City Residence Apartment Hotel
City Residence Apartment Hotel
4 out of 5
Bacikova 18, Kosice
The price is CA $132 per night from Oct 27 to Oct 28

This family-friendly Kosice aparthotel is located in the historical district, within a 5-minute walk of East Slovak Museum and Peace Marathon Square. Cathedral ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (96 reviews)
amazing

"Amazing"…"

Reviewed on Nov. 8, 2019

City Residence Apartment Hotel
M10 ZP Old Town Apartment
M10 ZP Old Town Apartment
Kosice, Košice
The price is CA $76 per night from Oct 26 to Oct 27

Located in Košice Old Town, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Cathedral of St. Elizabeth (Dom svatej Alzbety) and St. Elisabeth Cathedral. ...

M10 ZP Old Town Apartment
Awesome 2BR City Centre Dream Home+free Garage
Awesome 2BR City Centre Dream Home+free Garage
2 Letná, Kosice, Košický kraj
The price is CA $57 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2

Located in Košice Old Town, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of University of Pavol Jozef Safarik, East Slovak Museum and Peace Marathon Square. ...

Awesome 2BR City Centre Dream Home+free Garage
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.

Popular places to visit in Kosice

St. Elisabeth Cathedral
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St. Elisabeth Cathedral

5/5(4 reviews)

Medieval legend says that removing one stone from this 600-year-old cathedral could cause its collapse. Visit Slovakia’s largest church to discover this legend and even more extraordinary facts. 

Hlavna Ulica
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Hlavna Ulica

4.5/5(3 reviews)

Grandiose palaces, medieval towers, museums, restaurants and stunning churches decorate this regal boulevard, which cuts through the heart of Košice.

Top things to do in Kosice

Hiking in Slovakia (small group minimum 2 people)
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Hiking in Slovakia (small group minimum 2 people)

CA $1,234
Per adult
Slovakia Ancestry Private Tour for 2 people minimum
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Slovakia Ancestry Private Tour for 2 people minimum

CA $1,599
Per adult
Beer tasting & Beer Spa (small group minimum 2 people)
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Beer tasting & Beer Spa (small group minimum 2 people)

CA $978
Per adult

Reviews of Kosice

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4/5 - Good

PeterSK

Jun 20, 2019

I do like Kosice as a city and the whole region. However, the traffic is terrible. Mainly I mean the vertical and horizontal markings. Sometimes confusing.

5/5 - Excellent

David

Jan 26, 2019

This is a wonderful place for both Winter and Summer. Amazingly beautiful things to see and a lot to do. Plan several days in this area and if you are planning to go to the surrounding areas on a tour, plan well as they require early registration.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Sep 1, 2018

Loved the city, would go back anytime. In fact, we traveled through three times during our one month holiday. You must visit when the cafes are open on the beautiful promenade, it is amazing.

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