Prešov, Slovakia

Prešov is a city in eastern Slovakia. It is the seat of the administrative Provo Region. With a population of approximately 91,000, it is the third-largest city in the country.

High Tatras Mountains

High Tatras Mountains

This is mostly a high mountainous region with the High Tatras Mountain range whose Gerlach Peak towers at 2655 meters.

Gerlach Peak

Gerlach Peak

To the north is Poland and to the east is the Ukraine. To the south are the Low Tatras and the Slovak Paradise National Park.

Slovak Paradise National Park

Slovak Paradise National Park

The city is a showcase of Baroque, Rococo and Gothic architecture. In the historical center, the main street is lined with churches and other buildings built in these styles.

Prešov Town Map

Prešov Town Map

Presov Information

Presov Information

Farsky kostol sv. Mikulasa (Parish Church St. Nicholas); St. Nicholas Concathedral is the main Roman Catholic Church of the city of Presov. The church is 55m long, 34.5m wide and 71m high (the tower).

St. Nicholas Church, Presov

St. Nicholas Church, Presov

The concathedral is built in Gothic style. A parish church until 2008, it was elevated
to cathedral in that year.

Main Alter of the St. Nicholas Church

Main Alter of the St. Nicholas Church

Evanjelicky kostol sv. Trojice (The Protestant church St. Trinity)

Evangelische Kirche

The Protestant church St. Trinity

Main Alter of the Evangelical Church

Main Alter of the Evangelical Church

Evangelische Kirche (Evangelical Church); The first Protestant church was built in 1647. The Protestant Church of the Holy Trinity is one of the unique Renaissance churches in Slovakia.

Evanjelicke Kollegium (Lutheran College)

Evangelisches Kollegium

Evanjelicke Kollegium (Lutheran College)

In 1667 the important Evangelic Lutheran College of Eperjes was established by Lutherans in the town.

Ortodoxna Synagoga (Orthodox Synagogue)

Ortodoxna Synagoga (Orthodox Synagogue)

Exterior of Presov orthodox synagogue.

Before World War II, Presov had a large Jewish population of 4,300. During 1939 and
1941 the Jewish community absorbed a flow of Jewish refugees from Nazi-occupied
Poland and Bratislava. In 1942 a series of deportations of Provo’s Jews to the Nazi death camps in Poland began, 6,400 Jews were deported from the town.

Sanctuary of Orthodox Synagogue

Sanctuary of Orthodox Synagogue

Only 716 Jewish survivors were found in the city when it was liberated by the Soviet Red Army in January 1945.

Radnica (The Town Hall)

Radnica (The Town Hall)

Radnica (The Town Hall)

Strongly recommend a unique Wine Museum Presov in the basement of Town Hall.

Entrance to the wine museum

Entrance to the wine museum

Its exposition will lead you deep underground. The exhibition of Wine Museum Presov includes more than 1500 types of wines from all over the world.

Wine cellar in the museum

Wine cellar in the museum

Numerous collection of bottle of wine

Numerous collection of bottle of wine

The exhibition of Wine Museum Presov includes more than 1500 types of wines from all Slovakian and Moravian regions and from other parts of the world completed with 3D wine production technology and grape vine growing.

Wines from all over the world

Wines from all over the world

In the largest vaulted room, visitors can sit at oak tables and enjoy good wine, good food and merry music.

Tasting possible

Tasting possible

In the largest vaulted room, visitors can sit at oak tables and enjoy good wine, good food and merry music.

Rakociho palac (Regional Museum)

Rakoczi-Haus (Museum)

Rakoczi-Haus (Museum)

Rakoczi-Haus is one of the most attractive palaces in Renaissance style of the town. Today it is the seat of the Regional museum.

Fratiskansky Kostol (Franciscan monastery and Church)

Franziskanerkloster (Franciscan monastery)

Franciscan monastery and Church

The former Paulin’s Monastery was built in the 17th century at the place of the
original Franciscan Monastery.

Interior of the Franciscan church

Interior of the Franciscan church

As in the case of the church, large building reconstruction was made after the fire in 1718 and the building has received the Baroque portal.

Palac Klobušických (Palace Klobusickych)

Palac Klobušických (Palace Klobusickych)

Palac Klobušických (Palace Klobusickych)

The Baron Franz Klobusicky’s Palace was built in the middle of 18 century. Beautiful reliefs of Baron Klobušických’s Palac is worth taking a close look at.

Krstiteľany chrám sv. Jána Baptist (Cathedral Church St. John Baptist)

 Griech kath Kirche (Greek catholic church)

Griech kath Kirche (Greek catholic church)

Cathedral of St. John the Baptist is a Greek Catholic cathedral, the seat of Archbishop of Prešov and the metropolitan church of Slovak Greek Catholic Province.

Interior Catholic Church of St. John the Baptist in Presov

Interior Catholic Church of St. John the Baptist in Presov

Former eparchy bishops and martyrs Pavol Gojdič and Vasiľ Hopko are buried here. In temple also is the copy of Shroud of Turin.

Statue der Unbefleckten Empfängnis (Statue of the Immaculate Conception)

Statue der Unbefleckten Empfängnis

Statue der Unbefleckten Empfängnis

St. Rochus Statue

St. Rochus Statue

St. Rochus Statue

St. Rochus (Rock in English) is the saint of the Catholic Church and the patron saint for (Black Death) plague. In his portrait there is a dog holding a bread on the side. The dog gave him the bread, and cured to lick his wounds.

Franziskanerkloster (Franciscan monastery)

Franziskanerkloster (Franciscan monastery)

Franziskanerkloster (Franciscan monastery and church)

The former Paulin’s Monastery was built in the 17th century at the place of the
original Franciscan Monastery.

Interior of the Franciscan church

Interior of the Franciscan church

As in the case of the church, large building reconstruction was made after the fire in 1718 and the building has received the Baroque portal.

Franziskanerbastei (Franciscan Bastion)

Franziskanerbastei (Franciscan Bastion)

Prešov: Significant industries in the city include mechanical and electrical engineering companies and the clothing industry. Solivary, the only salt mining and processing company in Slovakia, also operates in the city. The city is a seat of a Greek Catholic metropolitan bishop.

Prešov lies іn the north temperate zone аnd has а continental climate wіth four distinct seasons. Іt іs characterized by а significant variation between hot summers аnd cold, snowy winters.

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