From palace to palace (Prešov)

Location: Prešovský kraj, okres Prešov, Prešov

GPS: N48°59'52'' E21°14'23''

The starting and final point: Hlavná ulica street
: Klobušický Palace - St Nicolas church - Rákóczi Palace

The sightseeing of Prešov starts in the southern end of the Hlavná ulica street. The street consists of Late Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque burgher houses with lavish ornamentation. The four-wing Klobušický Palace is a nice example.

If you continue to the middle of the street you will immediately spot the monumental St Nicolas church from the mid-14th century with a tall Gothicized tower. Do not forget to visit the Evangelical church of the Most Holy Trinity and the originally Renaissance building of the Evangelical college, the reason why Prešov was also once referred to as the “Athens above Torysa”.

The most valuable monument of the northern part of the square is the Rákoczi Palace with the fine Renaissance graffiti ornamentation - today the building of the Homeland Studies Museum.

Source: Vydavateľstvo DAJAMA