Presov Travel Guide

  • Presov's main street
    Presov's main street
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  • Grey building is Bishop's Palace
    Grey building is Bishop's Palace
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  • Neptune's fountain
    Neptune's fountain
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Presov Things to Do


    Presov, instead of removing any memorials to do with Russia, decided to keep theirs as the 40 years of communism was part of their history. The Red Army Memorial, which lists Russian soldiers was an impressive memorial made more attractive by the red Tulip flowers surrounding the Memorial. The liberation of Prešov by the Soviet Red Army took place...


    Another beautifully decorated building sitting opposite the Neptune Fountain, is the historic Presov Town Hall. During medieval times, the Town Hall was located in the area of the towns park. Due to fire in the 17th century it was damaged badly, so a new one, that once was an opulent Burghers house, eventually became the new Town Hall. I say...


    It was in the 14th century when walls, trapdoors, water moats and bridges were built around Presov, some of them are still standing today.Florian´s gate on the street of the same name, was the historical entrance of the town. If you passed through here on you way into the centre of town, then a toll had to be paid. On Kováèska street is one of the...


    On the corner of one of the buildings in the main street, is a rather evil looking Executioner standing with General Carafa.I had to find out the story to this statue!Back in the 17th century, Presov endured many religious conflicts. In 1687, General Carafa was sent on a mission to Presov by the Austrian emperor. He arrived and imprisoned a group...


    In 1995, the Church of St. Nicholas was visited by Pope John Paul II.Located on the paving midway between the Roman Catholic Saint Nicholas Church and the Evangelical Holy Trinity Church, is a bronze statue depicting Pope John Paul II. The 2.5-metre sculpture was created by sculptor Peter Beno from Kosice and is a rather good one!


    If you walk the main street of Presov, then you will have to walk past this Church.The Church is the oldest and the only Gothic religious building preserved in the town. This historic landmark is the main Roman-Catholic church. Built in the mid-14th century, it has a tall gothic tower. A lot has been destroyed by fire, even so, some Gothic elements...


    Rákóczi palace, which was the founded in the beginning of the 17th century, became about by combining or rebuilding a number of medieval town houses in Renaissance style. This is where the Museum is located. I didn't go inside, but I did enjoy seeing the sgraffito decorated building.Significant historical events in the history of the palace, took...


    Bosakova Bank is situated on the corner of Main and Levoèska street. The building attracted my attention straight away because of its huge dome and four ladies, two either side of the entrance door. It was built between 1923-1924 as an exhibition Art Nouveau building.The sculptured ladies I saw on the front façade are called Peace and Love,...


    The Immaculata sculpture is another beautiful statue I found in the square. This sandstone statue was erected in the northern part of the small park in 1751. The base originally had four Saints, however, only Saint John Nepomuk and Saint Nicholas remain. At the very top is the gilded statue of Madonna and Child with crown and sceptre.


    Neptune's fountain is located in a lovely small park opposite the city hall . It started out as one of ten cisterns which supplied utility water to the citizens of Prešov until late 19th century. Now there is a story to tell.In the past, [from 1530] Jewish people were not very welcome in Prešov. Then, in the 18th century, businessman & Jew "Mark...


    My walk along the main street of Presov, brought me to the Bishop's Palace, a part of the complex of the Greek-Catholic [uniate] church and other buildings.Jozef Gaganec, the second bishop of Prešov, in 1848 was able to have built the current two-storey palace with its Classicist façade and large cupola built.The Bishop's Palace and the temple were...

  • Look around

    For sure you have to visit the tower of St. Nicolaus church. You will see the panorama of city which is really nice(with Slanske mountains). The gotic church itself is worth to see. Other churches to see-greek catholic church, ortodox church. And don't miss the synagogue. It's beatiful with museum inside. To mention is also old building of Zaborsky...


Presov Hotels

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  • Hotel Enchante

    Skultetyho 15, Presov, 080 01, Slovakia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Saris Park

    Zeleznicna 1900, Velky Saris, Presov, 082 21, Slovakia

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

Presov Restaurants

  • Oh God! This pizza tastes so good!!!

    I discovered this restaurant years ago and I still cant get enough.if you want nice and friendly atmosphere, tasty food and good drinks, this must be your first choice! a number of pizzas on the menu list, also some pasta and a quite good beer - try KOZEL 10my favorite: "sampinonova" pizza with a beer - Kozel

  • Restaurant PLATAN - European...

    Restaurant PLATAN - European high quality menu, Slovakian traditional food and the speciallities of Saris area.

  • Platan Restaurant

    The Platan was a converted home. It had a nice outdoor covered patio. We ate there three times and found the food to be very good. I am a chef, the Patel met my standards for a good restaurant with it homey decor, modern menu and prices. An all inclusive meal rarely ran over $5 a person. My favorite dish was a 'Pork Cordon Bleu'. A thin pork steak...

  • la cucaracha

    i know i know, globalisation stinks! but if you want pizza or any mexican food, this is the spot to go. it's on the main street! and it has quite stylish decoration! and all the people i know would bet they have tbe best pizza around, very varied choice pizza!

  • mandarin

    chinese restaurant! globalization again :( but! we have a chinese restaurant. never been there, never tasted, i dont know, but maybe you will give it a try ;) right on the high street (where else) :))))quite affordable prices, i think

  • 'hokejka'

    one of the favourite student spots, surprisingly good kitchen, quite cheap. during the evening tends to be crammed, we like it so much! people have their favourite seats there, everybody knows 'teta ludka' one of the waitresses. actually it is the hockey club's restaurant with a vip room where i never was. so that's why they have such a good...


Presov Nightlife

  • Nightlife sucks a little bit

    In general nightlife sucks a little bit. There are not so many nightclubs in Presov. And those which exist are quite boring. They are crowded and with fringe DJ's. But I recommend you night panorama of Presov. Go to hill Kalvaria(Calvary) and you will see what you really want to see. You can take blanket and sit down for a while or take your...

  • Pivaren Viktoria. right in the...

    Pivaren Viktoria. right in the centre of the town, get a beer in this lovely place. its a cozy place with big tables but also small ones, with 2 chess tables. you wont get bored, the furniture is varied. all the presidents of the slovak territory are hanged on the wall ( as paintings of course) friendly service anything

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    2 Hotels in Presov

Presov Transportation


    Car parks in Presov are quite close to the main street so you won't have far to walk if you can find a park.The closest streets to the center where you can park are Slovenská and Jarková streets - both1 € per one hourOkružná street 0,35 € per one hourBaštová street 0,7 € per one hourKonštantínová street 0,7 € per one hour These prices are for...

  • Flying is fast

    You can fly to Kosice airport which is about 50km from Presov. There is bus going from airport to Presov bus station. It's cheap and very fast(about 30min.). To Kosice fly some airlines like CSA, Slovakair, but the cheapest is Skyeurope.

  • Train is train

    To get to Presov by train is the best. Take InterCity train from Bratislava, you have to change to local train in Kysak. The whole journey takes about 5hours 15min. Disadvantage is that you have to change the train. But I don't recommend you to take a bus from Bratislava cause it takes too long(8-9 hours). There are many connections from and to...


Presov Local Customs

  • This is the art (only one...

    This is the art (only one part) of Mr Poncak in the Zaborski theatre-hall. You must know each tile is 70cm, this complete figure is 5 meters (5.5 yards) high. The work of art is on marble-tiles and the figures are grinded/polised/cut in this hard material. There are many of this figures in the big entrancehall.

  • The Zaborski Theatre is a...

    The Zaborski Theatre is a beautiful building with great art of Mr Poncak, and this theatre has many great productions to offer.This picture is the end-scene of 'Dracula'.

  • If you like art, than you like...

    If you like art, than you like Presov-Slovakia.I've met Mr. Poncak (picture) and I admire his work in the 'Zaborski' theatre-hall.


Presov Warnings and Dangers

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    by balhannah Written Feb 2, 2014

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    We unexpectectly decided to have a look at Prešov, the question in this busy city was, where were the car parks.
    We drove the main street and couldn't find any parks, so my husband dropped me off and arranged to pick me up later.

    When I was at the information centre, they told me YOUR NOT ALLOWED TO DRIVE IN THE MAIN STREET, IF CAUGHT, YOU WILL BE FINED!

    We must have had luck on our side!
    It is only public transport and cars with permission that can drive along Hlavná ulica.
    Evidently, we weren't the first nor will be the last as the info centre told me many visitors fail to notice the NO ENTRY traffic sign at the beginning of the city center. We didn't notice it, I guess because we were both looking for car parks. Now I know why this street was very quiet!

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Presov Off The Beaten Path

  • Forgotten mine

    Near to Presov in locality of Dubnik is forgotten mine. It's one of two places where opal(hyalite) was found. The other one is in Australia. You can find the biggest opal of the world in Naturhistorisches Museum in Vienna. It was found in Dubnik. There are guided tours, DON'T MISS IT. From 1st of April till 30th of September(09:00 to 17:00)....

  • there are mineral springs...

    there are mineral springs around presov. you can take a nice walk through the woods to cemjata or borkut, refresh yourself at the spring and even bring home some water if you take a bottle with you. i like these walks during spring. the pathes are well marked

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Presov Favorites


    The main street of Presov is one of the most interesting I have wandered around in a historic city centre.First, was the architecture of the buildings, a real mix of different styles, yet they all blended together quite nicely! There was plenty of stucco work and decorations of religious figures, Eagles and even modern bronze statues sitting on...


    Remember to look upwards as you walk the main street of Presov, because it was here, I found many example of sgraffito decoration peculiar to eastern Slovakia. One such building had half bodies of people, were they famous people, I should think so but haven't been able to find out any more. More sgraffito is scattered through-out the city.

  • richmors's General Tip

    You know now, that Becherovka is a liquor-speciallity, but there are also bonbons filled with Becherovka and sugar, like rum-bonbons.Enlarge this picture to see the bonbons.


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