To some, it is a shadow of its former glories. To others, us included, it remains the most graceful building in Košice and undoubtedly one of its most Instagrammable. The Jakab Palace sits at the edge of the city park and is instantaneously arresting, a striking Neo-Gothic mansion that could house the rich and famous of Košice, except it never really did. It was here that Peter Jakob lived, a local builder responsible for the National Theatre. Okay, ‘local builder’ probably isn’t a glowing enough adjective for Mr. Jakab.