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Old February 4th, 2013, 12:52 AM   #1
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KOSICE | European Capital of Culture 2013


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KOSICE (Košice/Slovakia) | European Capital of Culture 2013

Košice is a city in eastern Slovakia. It is situated near the border with Hungary. With a population of approximately 240 000. Košice is the second largest city in Slovakia.



In September 2008, the city of Košice, as the first in Slovakia, was awarded the prestige title of European Capital of Culture with its Interface project.

For more information about history or news of the project: CLICK HERE

Construction of projects:

Kulturpark
Revitalisation of a large area, the establishment of a new creative, educational and relaxing quarter of Košice, close to the historic core of the city.



Kunsthalle Kosice
The building of the indoor pool which is considered to be one of the architecturally most interesting buildings in Košice has not served its purpose for many years.



SPOTs
The transformation of exchanger stations into community centres and cultural points the SPOT s project is considered as progressive in community development



Street of crafts (Hrnčiarska street)




Reconstruction of amphitheater





Island of culture



Revitalisation of CITY park






CNN marked the city of Kosice as third best tourist destination for year 2013.


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Old February 4th, 2013, 07:06 PM   #2
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Good Job Metro.

Let me post some additional Photos from opening ceremony from main stage.













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Old February 5th, 2013, 06:45 PM   #3
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Greeting from ISS

Greeting from international space station ISS for ECOC KOSICE during opening ceremony



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Old February 6th, 2013, 12:39 AM   #4
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Reconstruction of St. Elizabeth Catherdal

One of the easternmost gothic cathedral in EUROPE.























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[B]Easternmost gothic cathedral in EUROPE.
Could you evaluate on that?
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Old February 6th, 2013, 10:38 PM   #6
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Could you evaluate on that?
St. Elizabeth Cathedral is in Kosice and this city is near ukrainian and hungarian borders.
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Reconstruction of St. Elizabeth Catherdal
What was reconstructed? The right tower?
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Old February 7th, 2013, 01:29 AM   #8
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What was reconstructed? The right tower?
it is tower on the left (Matej´s tower)

btw ... also interior was reconstructing within ECOC 2013.
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St. Elizabeth Cathedral is in Kosice and this city is near ukrainian and hungarian borders. isn´t know any other gothic building... from here to the east.
Than you have to learn a lot.
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Old February 7th, 2013, 09:21 AM   #10
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Hi Dexter,
so what is the most eastern Gothic cathedral in Europe, then?

EDIT:
ah.. i googled a bit and i found http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Elisabeth_Cathedral

there is just "The St. Elisabeth Cathedral (Slovak: Dóm svätej Alžbety, Hungarian: Szent Erzsébet-székesegyház, German: Dom der Heiligen Elisbeth) is a Gothic cathedral in Košice."

but in Slovak version, there is
"Dóm svätej Alžbety je najväčší kostol na Slovensku s plochou 1 200 m˛ a kapacitou vyše 5 000 ľudí, a zároveň najvýchodnejšia gotická katedrála v Európe [1]."


basically its the same what is in the English version, but with note.. note is:
"Označovanie Dómu svätej Alžbety za najvýchodnejšie položenú katedrálu v Európe je bežné najmä v sprievodcovskej literatúre. Odborná literatúra tento primát vynecháva. Geograficky sú východnejšie (ale i omnoho južnejšie) položené gotické chrámy v Sedmohradsku, ktoré si však tento titul nenárokujú. Pre udržanie titulu na Slovensku sa zvyknú pridávať ťažko verifikovateľné dodatky ako: „najvýchodnejšie ležiaca katedrála západného typu“ In: Dóm sv. Alžbety – Košice"

in very free translation it means:
"Its common to say, that St. Elisabeth Cathedral is most eastern Gothic cathedral in Europe, especially in tourists guide literature. But specialized literature never told this. Geographically there are lot of Gothic cathedrals more to the east and also to the south, but they wouldn't claim this (easternmost) title."

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Than you have to learn a lot.
Dexter2 please write us some examples.
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For example: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latin_Cathedral,_Lviv

First thing: do not alwasy believe wikipedia
second thing: read with understanding - 'one of the' doeas not mean 'the most'.


Oh, and this: 'Geographically there are lot of Gothic cathedrals more to the east and also to the south, but they wouldn't claim this (easternmost) title.'
Is one huge bull**t
"My penis is the biggest", just because other people don't claim that... But is it really?

This is pretty pathetic.
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Ok, my interpretation was wrong ...

one of the Easternmost gothic cathedrals in EUROPE
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Old February 8th, 2013, 12:02 AM   #14
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Nuit Blanche (october) 2012

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Urbans Tower next to St. Elizabeth Cathedral.

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Old February 9th, 2013, 01:14 PM   #15
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Kunsthalle Košice (reconstruction of older building - city swimming pool)













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SPOTs

The transformation of exchanger stations into community centres and cultural points the SPOT s project is considered as progressive in community development.

Spot on Brigadnicka street.

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Europe’s unknown Capital of Culture

http://www.bbc.com/travel/feature/20...tal-of-culture

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Most foreigners have not heard of it. Many Slovaks would not think of traipsing across the country to check it out. But Košice, Slovakia’s second city and one of 2013’s European Capitals of Culture, is set to surprise everyone.

One of the least-known cities to ever get the accolade (previous winners include Athens, Madrid and Liverpool), this city, located 400km east of Bratislava and 250km northeast of Budapest, is a Renaissance-Baroque architectural jewel. It has a fantastic glut of historical buildings around its central namestie (square), including a treasure chest of palatial mansions in the Old Town and the country’s most impressive cathedral, St Elizabeth’s. Underneath this veneer a cultural energy pulsates. Košice is home to the Slovak State Philharmonic as well as a fantastic contemporary art scene with a heavyweight pedigree, including Slovakia’s famous son, Andy Warhol.

With an understated quality that is typical of the nation in which in sits, Košice is quietly capitalising on its extensive artistic and architectural legacy for 2013. In a Glasgow-style revamp of existing buildings, visitors will see the city enlivened by exciting citywide renovations hosting a variety of innovative performances and exhibitions.

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Not content with just one major arts hub, Košice is preparing three. The biggest project, to the tune of around 30 million euros, is the reconstruction of the abandoned 19th-century military base south of the Old Town into a 21st-century cultural platform. The Kulturpark, whose high walls protect a vast tranquil tract of green in the heart of the city, will be an oasis of budding creativity, with workshops for artisans and interchanging exhibitions when it opens in June. A permanent onsite interactive exhibition, Steel My Heart, will celebrate the historic link between the city and its main employer, US Steel Košice, transporting visitors into a factory world where they can operate an electromagnetic crane or help manufacture cars on a production line.

The Kunsthalle, opening on 3 July, will rise from the ruins of the city’s famed Art Nouveau swimming pool in Metský Park, the city’s main green space, which was abandoned after the Hornád River was diverted from the city centre during the Communist 1970s for appearing too bourgeois. This new international exhibition and performance venue will have a water and light theme running throughout to maintain links to the days when people flocked here to take the waters.

The opening exhibition will feature the work of Guyula Kosice, a Košice-born artist living in Argentina who has become one of Latin America’s chief exponents of artes plasticos (modern art) and one of the world pioneers of hydrokinetic art (art using moving water). The exhibition, The Hydrospatial City, follows a month of citywide exhibits around the theme of “returning water to the city”, and, while the real River Hornád is unlikely ever to return, its essence is brought to life through a series of innovative installations.

The third arts hub is the Ampitheatre. Built in 1954 and once the largest open-air cinema in then Czechoslovakia, its reconstruction will pave the way for hosting such festivals as Cassovia, an annual international folkloric extravaganza running from 26 to 30 June 2013, which offers visitors the opportunity to learn traditional folk dancing, make typical Slovakian handicrafts and participate in a torchlight parade.
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Old February 18th, 2013, 11:07 AM   #18
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Great PR for Kosice...however Im affraid not gonna help incrase amount of visitors any significant way, as there are only full fare flights via PRG and WIE currently available
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Thanks for the updates.
When would be a good time to travel to Kosice this year?

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