Locus: Košice, Slovak Republic

The skyline of Košice – the second biggest city in Slovakia – is dominated by the breathtaking St. Elisabeth Cathedral. Its colourful illumination was one of countless artistic performances that took place when Košice was the European Capital of Culture in 2013 (shared with Marseille). PHOTO: EUROPEAN COMMISSION

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Patricia Horosova

Patricia Horosova, EMBL resource development coordinator, takes us around her home city of Košice.

While visiting the city, you cannot miss Košice State Theatre and its surroundings. With its beautiful exterior and interior, it is an attraction in its own right. The theatre is a great place to see a show – I particularly enjoy seeing the opera. PHOTO: MIROSLAV PETRASKO

“While visiting the city, you cannot miss Košice State Theatre and its surroundings. With its beautiful exterior and interior, it is an attraction in its own right. The theatre is a great place to see a show – I particularly enjoy seeing the opera”. PHOTO: MIROSLAV PETRASK

I am proud of the fact that my hometown was the first city in Europe to gain a royal warrant for a coat of arms, awarded by King Louis I the Great in 1369.  IMAGE: VISIT KOSICE

“I am proud of the fact that my hometown was the first city in Europe to gain a royal warrant for a coat of arms, awarded by King Louis I the Great in 1369.” IMAGE: VISIT KOSICE

“Every October, since 1924, thousands of professional and amateur athletes take to the streets of the city’s historic old town to run the Košice Peace Marathon. Did you know that this is the oldest annual marathon in Europe?” PHOTO: WWW.SLOVAKIA.COM