It is fair to say that the cathedral itself as a smaller brother of similar gothic cathedrals across Europe is interesting in itself but is equally important to describe the town of Kosice to potential visitors, since I believe that it would be a nonsense to travel to Kosice only for the sake of the cathedral.
If you hear that Kosice is the second biggest town in Slovakia you should not be misled into thinking that it is a big city because, except Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, there are no real big cities in Slovakia. On the contrary, it's quite a small town, especially the town centre consisting of the Main Street and a few surrounding small streets with a few monuments scattered in this small area (eg. cathedral, theatre...)
The major problem with Kosice, as with most Slovakian towns, is that the height of their development came during the Communist era and the accompanying industralization of the then agrarian country. The result is that the population of Kosice during the era after the steel factory construction increased five times. To accommodate these people a large number of ghettoish blocks surrounding the historic centre was built so the impression of Kosice is very bleak.
If one adds very poor and often dirty public transport and overall obsolete infrastructure, Kosice can attract only very low-demanding tourists.
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