The most decorative church in Košice

The Church of the Holy Trinity is decorated with detail and offers visitors a place for personal worship and reflection.

Church of the Holy TrinityChurch of the Holy Trinity (Source: Ján Pallo)

This article was published in the Košice Region Travel Guide. Discover the region on the border between Western and Eastern European culture with our regionial guide.

The University Church, or the Church of the Holy Trinity, is one of the most decoratively styled churches in the city. Inspired by the baroque Church of the Gesù in Rome and completed in 1681, it was originally built by the Jesuits before being taken over by the Premonstratesians in 1811.​

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They still use the church today. The church owes its name, the University Church, to the first university in Košice which was built next door in the 17th century. ​

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