dolna brana

Lower Gate

The unique archaeological complex of the city fortification from 13th century.

From the Košice Visitor Centre you make your way firstly to the entrails of the city. The Dolná brána is so named for the underground museum complex with original gateway to the city and parts of the original town fortifications, which were established in the 2nd half of the 13th century. They were uncovered when the main street Hlavná street was being reconstructed in 1996. Today, thanks to its unique atmosphere the complex is now a place of exhibitions and the traditional Košice Wine Festival in September.