Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

HISTORY TALKS...

Košice

THIS postcard shows what the centre of Košice looked like in the 1920s. The town has long been the metropolis of eastern Slovakia and German settlers later joined the original Slovak inhabitants.

Click to enlarge.

THIS postcard shows what the centre of Košice looked like in the 1920s. The town has long been the metropolis of eastern Slovakia and German settlers later joined the original Slovak inhabitants.

During the war against Turkish invaders, Košice became a fortification that served as refuge to Hungarian nobility from all around the river Tisa.

The state theatre, built in a classical style at the end of the 19th century, dominates the shot. The two-tower university church on the right side, in existence since 1671, was originally a bit higher, but was shortened after a storm destroyed it in 1875.

Of all Slovak towns, Košice has the largest number of preserved sights, and is definitely worth a visit.


Prepared by Branislav Chovan

Top stories

Press freedom is bleeding across our borders

Critical media are always the first targets of populists and press freedom enemies.

I have met dozens of people possessed by Satan, exorcist claims

An exorcist can help a believer to escape their problems but not to solve them, psychiatrist Hunčík says.

Priest and exorcist Ľuboš Václavek consecrates the office of Erika Jurinová (OĽaNO).

End of investigative show a cause for concern

Media freedom watchdogs believe the scrapping of the only investigative show on public-service television is a threat to its independence.

Jaroslav Rezník

Slovakia is 26th on the Employment Flexibility Index

Higher work surcharges will push Slovakia down.