Sights > Historic towns > Košice
, 04001 Košice
GPS: 48° 43' 20" N 21° 15' 25" E
Tel.: +421 (0) 55/625 88 88
The second biggest town of Slovakia Košice has been the most important town of the region for centuries and a centre of trade, culture, and education. Historical core of the town it the biggest Town Monument Reserve of Slovakia. It constitues of Hlavné námestie square (considered one of the most beautiful squares in Slovakia) with Gothic Cathedral of St. Elisabeth (the largest church of Slovakia), Urbanova veža tower built in the 14th century, the chapel of St. Michael (former charnel house) and the font with music. The southern part of the Hlavné námestie square provides the opportunity to see the medieval town fortifications of Košice.
The symbol of Košice, statue of the Marathon Runner, reminds that the International Peace Marathon is organised in Košice every year in autumn since 1924. It is one of the oldest marathons in the world.