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Executioner's Bastion & Rodošto

One of the places where it is now possible to see the medieval fortification of Kosice is the Executioner's Bastion

The most stunning example of medieval Košice bulwark and the largest bastion in Slovakia is the Katova bašta (Executioner’s Bastion), which protected one of the entrance points to the city – Maľovaná brána (Painted Gateway). The grounds of the bastion are home to a copy of the Turkish exile home of the last leader of the anti-Habsburg uprising, Francis II Rákóczi. Named after his place of exile as „Rodosto“, it brings a touch of the orient to Kosice.