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Prešov Travel Guide

City Introduction

Prešov is a city in eastern Slovakia, which was established by German settlers in the years after the Mongol invasion of the region in 1241. In the following centuries, Prešov became an important city for trade, often located on the borderlands between the changing kingdoms of the time, and it developed the city. Later, salt was mined, which strengthened the city’s economy. As a historical curiosity, it was in Prešov that the short-lived Slovak Soviet Republic was proclaimed in 1919.

Today, Prešov is the third largest city in Slovakia, and it has a beautiful old town with cozy streets and nice squares. Along the central street, Hlavná, you can see the church of Konkatedrála svätého Mikuláša, which was constructed in the middle of the 14th century and later rebuilt. There is a square around the church where you can see a beautiful urban space with many fine houses, and this streetscape continues in the side streets in this part of the city.

On Hlavná you can visit the Prešov Regional Museum, housed in the Rákoczi family’s elegant Renaissance mansion from the 16th century, which is a sight worth seeing for its architecture and collections. At the museum you can explore the history of Prešov and learn more about this region of Slovakia as well. In the center you can also see the monument to the Soviet liberation of the city, the city gate Floriánova brána, the baroque churches of St. Joseph and St. John and a memorial to the Slovak Soviet Republic at the modern square, Námestie mieru.

Just south of Prešov you find the town of Solivar, which was the center of the area’s economically important salt production for centuries. Today, you can take a closer look at this history at the salt museum, located in the 17th century salt production buildings. The museum is one of Slovakia’s most important technical monuments from the industrial era, and the facilities are located on quite a large area, which in a fine and interesting way gives an impression of the history of the production.

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Prešov, Slovakia

Prešov, Slovakia

Overview of Prešov

Prešov is a city in eastern Slovakia, which was established by German settlers in the years after the Mongol invasion of the region in 1241. In the following centuries, Prešov became an important city for trade, often located on the borderlands between the changing kingdoms of the time, and it developed the city. Later, salt was mined, which strengthened the city’s economy. As a historical curiosity, it was in Prešov that the short-lived Slovak Soviet Republic was proclaimed in 1919.

Today, Prešov is the third largest city in Slovakia, and it has a beautiful old town with cozy streets and nice squares. Along the central street, Hlavná, you can see the church of Konkatedrála svätého Mikuláša, which was constructed in the middle of the 14th century and later rebuilt. There is a square around the church where you can see a beautiful urban space with many fine houses, and this streetscape continues in the side streets in this part of the city.

On Hlavná you can visit the Prešov Regional Museum, housed in the Rákoczi family’s elegant Renaissance mansion from the 16th century, which is a sight worth seeing for its architecture and collections. At the museum you can explore the history of Prešov and learn more about this region of Slovakia as well. In the center you can also see the monument to the Soviet liberation of the city, the city gate Floriánova brána, the baroque churches of St. Joseph and St. John and a memorial to the Slovak Soviet Republic at the modern square, Námestie mieru.

About the Prešov travel guide

Contents: Tours in the city + tours in the surrounding area
Published: Released soon
Author: Stig Albeck
Publisher: Vamados.com
Language: English

About the travel guide

The Prešov travel guide gives you an overview of the sights and activities of the Slovakian city. Read about top sights and other sights, and get a tour guide with tour suggestions and detailed descriptions of all the city’s most important churches, monuments, mansions, museums, etc.

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Slovakia Travel Guide: https://vamados.com/slovakia
City  tourism: https://visitpre-sov.sk
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