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Presov is the third largest town in Slovakia. It used to be the rival of towns such as Kosice and Bardejov, each of them trying to win dominance over Eastern Slovakia.The monuments of Presov are concentrated in its historical core, which stretches around the Main Street.

Presov - Church of St Nicholas / © Ladislav Struhár │Source: Slovak Tourist BoardPresov / © Ladislav Struhár │Source: Slovak Tourist BoardPresov / © Ladislav Struhár │Source: Slovak Tourist Board
Presov - Church of St Nicholas / © Alexander Vojček │Source: Slovak Tourist BoardPresov / © Ladislav Struhár │Source: Slovak Tourist Board
At the centre is the Parish Church of St Nicholas which dates from the mid-14th century and features a tall tower reconstructed in Gothic style. Fire afflicted the row of houses on the Main Street in 1887 and destroyed a large portion of the town. Originally Late Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque burgher houses were reconstructed in a new style. The four-wing Klobušický Palace in the southern part of the eastern row is a nice example.

The most valuable building of the eastern row of houses is the Rákóczi Palace. Today it houses a museum. Next to the Neptune Fountain, in a small park on the square is the Town Hall, whichis now the private Wine Museum. Sightseeing on the Main Street finishes at its southern end. The most valuable structure here is the Greek-Catholic Cathedral of St John the Baptist from the 18th century, which forms a common structure with the Bishop Palace and the Greek-Catholic Theological Faculty.
 

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Presov : Location

Slovakia GPS latitude/longitude: 48.99576 , 21.24062

 

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