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Košice Old Town

Košice Staré Mesto
Borough
Central area of Košice Old Town (Staré Mesto)
Central area of Košice Old Town (Staré Mesto)
Flag of Košice Old Town
Flag
Coat of arms of Košice Old Town
Coat of arms
Location within Košice
Location within Košice
Košice Old Town is located in Slovakia
Košice Old Town
Košice Old Town
Location of Košice Staré Mesto in Slovakia
Coordinates: 48°43′23″N 21°15′25″E / 48.723°N 21.257°E / 48.723; 21.257Coordinates: 48°43′23″N 21°15′25″E / 48.723°N 21.257°E / 48.723; 21.257
CountrySlovakia
RegionKošice
DistrictKošice I
Town13th century
BoroughOldest borough (13th/14th century)
Area
 • Total4.34 km2 (1.68 sq mi)
Elevation
208 m (682 ft)
Population
 (31 December 2017)
 • Total20,751
 • Density4,800/km2 (12,000/sq mi)
Postal code
04001
Area code(s)+421-55
Car plateKE
Websitewww.kosice-city.sk
Source [1]

Košice Staré Mesto (literally: "Košice Old Town", Hungarian: Kassa-Óváros) is a borough (city ward) of Košice, Slovakia. It encompasses the historical centre of the city, consisting of the medieval and early modern core of Košice, with many preserved historical buildings of several architectural styles, and a small number of more modern architecture. The borough also includes the immediate environs of the historical centre (e.g. Mestský park ("City Park"), Staničné námestie ("Station Square") with the main train station, etc.).

Statistics[edit]

  • Area: 4.34 square kilometres (1.68 sq mi)
  • Population: 20,751 (31 December 2017)
  • Population density: 4,800/km² (31 December 2017)
  • District: Košice I
  • Mayor: Ing. Igor Petrovčik (as of 2018 elections)

Historical landmarks[edit]

Churches and synagogues

Old housing and public buildings [2]

Memorials and monuments

Fortifications [3][4] [5]

  • Lower Gate (Dolná brána) fortification complex (Main Street, exhibition)
  • Executioner's Bastion (Stará baštová Street, exhibition)
  • Ruins of city walls (Hrnčiarska Street, Mlynská Street, Hradbová Street, Čajkovskéko Street, et al.)
  • Ruins of the Košice citadel fortress (Liberators' Square, publicly displayed)
  • Ruins of the stone bridge on Elisabeth Street (publicly displayed)

Industrial heritage

  • Late-medieval horse mill and early modern gunpowder storeroom (Zbrojničná Street) [6]
  • Stará sladovňa, 19th century Old Town brewery (Štúr Street)
  • Old tobacco factory Tabačka (Gorkého Street, converted into Tabačka Kulturfabrik art centre)

Museums and art galleries[edit]

  • East Slovak Museum (Marathon Runners' Square)
    • Medieval Fortifications of the City of Košice (branch exhibition, Executioner's Bastion, Stará Baštová Street) [7]
    • City history exhibition (branch exhibition, Mikluš Prison, Pri Miklušovej väznici Street) [8]
    • The House of Crafts (branch exhibition, Hrnčiarska Street) [9]
    • Historical art exhibition (branch exhibition, Hviezdoslavova Street) [10]
    • Natural history exhibition (branch exhibition, Hviezdoslavova Street) [11]
  • Slovak Technical Museum (Main Street)
  • East Slovak Gallery (Main Street)
  • Lower Gate (Dolná brána) Archaeological Exhibition (Main Street)
  • Kunsthalle Košice - Art and exhibition centre.

Infrastructure[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Main Street (Hlavná ulica) [12]

Other Old Town streets and squares [13]

Religious buildings and cemeteries

Museums and art galleries

Historical fortifications [14][15]

Newer buildings

Train station

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mestská a obecná štatistika SR". 2017-12-31. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  2. ^ "City palaces in Košice (Old Town)". www.slovenskehrady.sk. Slovenskehrady.sk. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  3. ^ "City walls in Košice (Old Town)". www.slovenskehrady.sk. Slovenskehrady.sk. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Košice citadel fortress (Old Town)". www.slovenskehrady.sk. Slovenskehrady.sk. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Old citadel and Aupark to coexist in Košice". www.spectator.sme.sk. The Slovak Spectator. 22 February 2010. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Old citadel and Aupark to coexist in Košice". keturist.sk. KEturist.sk. 22 February 2010. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  7. ^ "Medieval Fortifications of the City of Košice - Casemate (permanent exhibition)". vsmuzeum.sk. East Slovak Museum Košice (Old Town). Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  8. ^ "The Košice Centuries (medieval and early modern city history permanent exhibition)". vsmuzeum.sk. East Slovak Museum Košice (Old Town). Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  9. ^ "The House of Crafts (exhibitions of historical crafts and industries in the city)". vsmuzeum.sk. East Slovak Museum Košice (Old Town). Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  10. ^ "Centuries of Art (art history permanent exhibition)". vsmuzeum.sk. East Slovak Museum Košice (Old Town). Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  11. ^ "The Nature of the Carpathians (natural history permanent exhibition)". vsmuzeum.sk. East Slovak Museum Košice (Old Town). Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  12. ^ "City palaces in Košice (Old Town)". www.slovenskehrady.sk. Slovenskehrady.sk. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  13. ^ "City palaces in Košice (Old Town)". www.slovenskehrady.sk. Slovenskehrady.sk. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  14. ^ "City walls in Košice (Old Town)". www.slovenskehrady.sk. Slovenskehrady.sk. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  15. ^ "Košice citadel fortress (Old Town)". www.slovenskehrady.sk. Slovenskehrady.sk. Retrieved 6 January 2019.

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