The last stop on my little itinerary through Eastern Europe that started in Prague (Soviet Style Architecture in Prague), then went to Brno (Brno Architecture) , Ostrava (Socialist Realism in Ostrava), Krakow (Brutalist architecture and soc realism in Krakow) and Zakopane (Zakopane Style Architecture) was Presov, an interesting town in Eastern Slovakia.
The city is a showcase of Baroque, Rococo and Gothic architecture. In the historical center, the main street is lined with churches and other buildings built in various historical styles.
|Historical buildings in Presov old town|
A pretty good example of Soviet-style architecture in the center of Presov is the impressive government building with its monumental park.
|The fountain has seen better times but the viewer can immagine what a spectacle it might have been.|
The fountain offers interesting views from different angels
|The park side facade is composed following the typical features of Socialist Classicism|
|The Street side facade with access control :-)|
|This fountain in the city center is another tribute to the socialist era|
|Bosakova Bank (picture source)|
Near the historical center there is a stunning Art Nouveau building designed by Engineer V. Glasz around 1923. The name Bosakova Bank was a tribute to Michal Bosak (1869-1937) a Slovak expat that became an important banker in the U.S.
|Renaissance House Sigismund Rákóczi (picture source)|
The The Rákóczi palace is one of the rebuilt houses from the main street in Renaissance style. Today a musesum is lokated inside.
Presov is worth a trip, so here are some useful links:
Pictures on Panoramio