Jakab's Palace

Building built in the neo-Gothic style on the corner of Mlynská Street and Štefánikova Street

At the end of Mlynská Street opposite the City Park, the site where the enchanting artificial brook called Mlynský náhon was originally created, is now home to this charming palace. The palace was not the residence of some noble family, however, the private house of well-known Košice builder Peter Jakab, who was also responsible for building the National Theater building and the East Slovak Museum. 

In April 1945 the palace enjoyed its greatest heyday, when it was the residence of the president of the former Czechoslovak Republic, Edvard Beneš.

(Photo © Matúš Braxatoris / www.matusdesign.sk)