CITY WALKS IN KOŠICE PRESENTING FOREIGN INFLUENCE IN THE PAST AND LIVING TCN COMMUNITIES NOWADAYS
Potulka - city walks in Košice organized by ETP Slovakia in partnership with the City Information Centre and hosted by famous local guides Milan Kolcun and Zoltán Balassa presented what traces have various foreigners left in Košice in the past and how they contribute to the development of the city currently.
Fifteen tours were held on 6th, 7th and 8th of December 2019. More than 450 people took part in the walks and got acquainted with people who left their home countries and influenced the city of Kosice and its locals by their business, artwork or thoughts. The walks included visiting many places and buildings, which are famous for its residents.
Only few participants knew that 100 years ago Košice had six Turkish cafés and a shop with overseas/colonial goods. First translation of Quran from Latin into Hungarian was made and printed in Košice in 1831. Even nowadays locals can enjoy Japanese art piece in the city park or a renaissance painting by Italian artist on a house facade in the city centre.
The owners of the Café de Paris - French-Slovak couple invited all participants to taste sweet meringue-based confection – colourful macarons. All Potulka participants received another special gift: the illustrated map of restaurants owned by foreigners living in Košice - Bon appetit Neighbor!