SK, Kosice – A Tour of a Museum
The metropolis of the east welcomed us with open hands. We saw its most beautiful thing – the Gold Treasure of Kosice. We inspected it thoroughly and with great deal of enthusiasm. Then we moved on to see other interesting galleries in the museum.
We moved to a gallery where a mineral exhibition was ongoing. We found there the colorful world of inanimate nature, i.e. Slovakia, Czech Republic and other places in the world. Interesting information on mineralogy hang on the walls. Perhaps the most interesting section disseminates the meteor of Kosice it fell on February 28, 2010 in Slovakia. The incident happened in densely populated territory and it created intense heat. The incident was heavily covered by the media. A large searching party was dispatched on the following day and more than 78 pieces of meteorite were found around Vysny Klatov. The largest rock weights 2,37 kilograms. The subsequent analysis estimated the meteor to be 1,2 long and of total weight 3.5 ton. You can see this “alien” until end of March 2016.
Another exhibition we walked through was on 60 years research in natural sciences of East Slovakia Museum , Kosice. Thanks to contemporary documents, photographs, and collections we got better image of the work of natural scientists back then.
There are many more exhibitions at the museum but beyond our capabilities for we intended to see many things on that day. Therefore we left it and hit the streets again. Last note on this institution: its historical building is itself an architectonic marvel. Designed in the Renaissance revival style its exterior and interior are richly decorated. We felt like in a some royal residence.
Once we left the museum we were in the Peace Marathon square. A memorial to the marathon is the foremost sight on this square which has been standing there since 1959. It commemorates one of the most important sport events in the world. The marathon in Kosice is the oldest marathon in Europe and the second oldest in the world right behind the marathon in the city of Boston.
The Art Noveau building of Divize lured us towards it for its yellow façade. Once it was a military headquarters, today the home of the East Slovakia Museum that hosts the exhibition Hundred Years in Art (about art in east Slovakia) and the Nature of the Carpathian Mountains.
We noticed a cozy wooden church built in t the 18Th century while in Main Street. We came closer to it and enjoyed the view of the sight. Right adjacent to it stands belfry transported here from the Zakarpattia Oblast, Ukraine. It came here from Mineralnoe town (formerly Ashvame). Both fascinating sights are open to the public through the courtyard of the museum.
In 14 days we tell you how we liked the historical center for our journey continued in this direction.
GPS: 48°43'17.2"N 21°15'26.7"E
Text and photo: Oskár Mažgút
After a last walk through Košice, today we will visit a popular suburban recreational zone enriched with a unique railway, we will follow in the footsteps of the Gothic style and we will not miss the more demanding cycling tour to Kojšovská hoľa.
Today we will visit a region stretching over the territory of four historical regions, namely Abov, Gemer, Spiš and Zemplín. The Košice region boasts many sights and the frequent adjective "best" not only in Slovakia or Europe, but in some cases even the world.
In case you fancy less known places in nature then today is your day as we take you to the mountain area of Galmus that is situated in the north of the Volovske Hills. The area is about 20 kilometers from Spisska Nova Ves and also near to Krompach.
Close to St. Elizabeth Cathedral, just in the heart of city centre of East Slovakian town of Košice, another jewel of Gothic architecture - St. Michael Chapel - is to be found.
Once we took a look at parks, the singing fountain, or the underground of Main Street we move to city’s most famous sights.
When we left the East Slovakian Museum we set off for a walk along Kosice’s pride – Main Street. In this street, the majority of the most important sights is located.
We haven’t visited Slovakia’s second largest city for quite a long time. We cme upon a decision to change this. We packed our things, start our car and drove to the east.
We travel to eastern Slovakia after a while. There we will see some unique places. The first one is Herlany town, about 28 kilometers from Kosice. The town is in picturesque land at the foothills of the Slanske Hills and the Herlansky creek.
Not only beautiful straights, mountain ridges with beautiful views or colorful flora and fauna can lure people into the nature. Many interesting places are hidden underground. There are many interesting places in nature in the National Park of Slovak Karst. We will visit it today.
Today we move to Slovakia’s third largest city to learn about its beauties, sights and interesting facts. It is situated in the region which gave it its name. The city is also famous for the Shroud of Turin. Last but not least, the city is the place from where you enter diverse region of Saris. Maybe you have guessed what this article is about. Yes, it is Presov.
Today we visit the eastern metropolis – Kosice. We visit one of the oldest and most important Slovakian museums – East Slovakian Museum. We tell you something about its foundation and individual exhibitions.
After a day in Herlany, we drove on the E58 road to Orechova, Sobrance district. We planned some winetasting and a trip to Morske Oko, which we did on the day after. How it all went you can read in this article.
Bukovske hill is slightly low geological formation in Slovakian east partially being on Polish territory in its north and partially the Ukrainian on its east. Much of the territory is protected by the UNESCO and a part of the Poloniny national park which was declared in 1997.
The Vihorlat (or the Vihorlat Hills) is a volcanic mountain range south of the Bukovske Hills. Majority of this mountain range formed in the Neogene. Its geomorphological formation finished about 9 million years ago.
In the 13th century began the history of the national cultural heritage, Krásná Hôrka castle, which is today part of the SNM - Museum Betliar. In 2011 the castle underwent reconstruction of the premises and visitors had the opportunity to see an extremely valuable collection.
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