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Teplan with record carp

Slovak fisher Teplan caught a record carp, of 30 kilograms

IVAN Teplan of Považská Bystrica caught the biggest carp in Slovakia in last 57 years. On a lake of the area of 100 hectares, in southern Slovakia, he fished out a carp weighing 30.02 kilogram – for the first time…

Compiled by Spectator staff, 3. Jul 2015, at 7:34

Slovakia in for tropical days, temperatures may reach 38 degrees

PEOPLE in Slovakia will have to prepare for some very hot weather in the days ahead, with the temperature possibly rising to 36 degrees Celsius in southern regions this weekend and to 38 degrees next week, Jozef…

Compiled by Spectator staff, 3. Jul 2015, at 6:40
Spiš Castle is impressive from the air as well as from the ground.

Spiš Castle among the most searched destinations in Slovakia

GOOGLE has published the list of the Slovak destinations which users search the most via its Google Maps website. 

Compiled by Spectator staff, 2. Jul 2015, at 12:54
Jan Berger: Evening Talk

Countrywide events

Tips for events in Slovakia between July 3 and 12, including lots of classical music, folklore and choir festivals, historical fencing, an adrenaline weekend, mediaeval festivals, a parkour race, concert by Philip…

Zuzana Vilikovská, 1. Jul 2015, at 13:26
World Wide Knit in Public Day, Žilina

Slovakia joins in the World Wide Knit in Public Day

THE WORLD Wide Knit in Public Day has been celebrated in more than 50 countries in 2015, including Slovakia. On Saturday, June 13, hundreds of “public knitting” events took place, including in Žilina, Piešťany a…

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská, 1. Jul 2015, at 7:39
Wall was the leitmotif and the visual symbol of Eurokontext 2015 festival.

Eurokontext dramas examine past horrors and hot topics

WHILE LAST year, the festival offered drama, ballet and opera spread over almost one month, its June 2015 round comprised 13 performances – of drama only – within one week in the premises of the…

Zuzana Vilikovská, 30. Jun 2015, at 7:29
Ladislav Chudík (2009)

Legendary actor Ladislav Chudík dies at 91

LADISLAV Chudík, 91, actor and longtime member of the Slovak National Theatre died in Bratislava on June 29.

Compiled by Spectator staff, 30. Jun 2015, at 6:34

Charles VI crowned in Bratislava, again

CITIZENS and visitors of Bratislava became witnesses of a historical event – coronation of Charles VI on June 27 as part of the 13th annual Coronation Ceremonies between June 26 and 28. 

Compiled by Spectator staff, 29. Jun 2015, at 13:54
Head of the "Museum of the Year 2014", J. Keppert

Slovak Museum and Gallery of the Year awarded

CULTURE ministry of Slovakia announced the Museum and the Gallery of Year annually, awarding the special successes, good results in professional and expert activities, keeping with their profile and specialisation,…

Compiled by Spectator staff, 29. Jun 2015, at 6:01
 Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum

Slovak art dabbles in diversity

ADMIRERS of Andy Warhol might have already marked Slovakia on their map since the king of pop art was of Ruthenian origin and his mother Júlia Warholová was born in the village of Miková, eight kilometres from…

Zuzana Vilikovská, 29. Jun 2015, at 5:30
Czech Ensemble Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Baroque still attracts audiences

THE DAYS of Early Music dedicated its 20th year to “Baroque Europe” and this year’s festival offered five concerts presenting this period and its musical style to audiences in Bratislava between June 2 and 8.

Zuzana Vilikovská, 28. Jun 2015, at 6:55
Naples, scene of the "crime of passion"

SND revives the opera Jewels of Madonna by a lesser-known composer

AFTER several premieres by famous or locally popular composers, the Slovak National Theatre (SND) is introducing, for the first time in Slovakia, the opera Jewels of Madonna (I Gioielli di Madonna) by the…

Zuzana Vilikovská, 26. Jun 2015, at 7:15
The Tatra chamois

Number of Slovak chamois falls slightly

A TOTAL of 1,107 Tatras chamois (a goat-like antelope) were counted by conservationists and foresters during last week’s survey of the Tatra National Park (TANAP), the Environment Ministry press department told the…

Compiled by Spectator staff, 25. Jun 2015, at 23:35
A scene from previous coronation ceremony re-enactment.

Reenactment of Charles VI coronation set for Bratislava

BRATISLAVA will hold its 13th annual Coronation Ceremonies between June 26 and 28, with this year Charles VI – the last of the House of Habsburg on the Spanish throne and the first Spanish king on the Hungarian…

Compiled by Spectator staff, 25. Jun 2015, at 13:04
Alexander rahbari with Slovak Philharmonic

Music Festival tickets now on sale

TICKETS for the Bratislava Music Festival (BHS) 2015 are already on sale. In past years some of the most sought-after musicians, orchestras or conductors were sold out quickly so it is advisable to check the…

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská, 25. Jun 2015, at 7:30
King Theodore in Venice

Countrywide events

Tips for events taking place in Slovakia between June 26 and July 5, including classical music, "chain" exhibition openings on two days, open.air performance of opera, a huge hip-hop festival, jazz onboard…

Zuzana Vilikovská, 24. Jun 2015, at 11:58

Strong women in Boca

WHEN young painter Janko Alexy wandered around Slovakia at the beginning of the 20th century, he still images that reflected the previous century. Alexy was fascinated mainly by villages located outside urban…

23. Jun 2015, at 6:49
Male strippers' world championship, Bratislava June 2015

Men’s striptease world championships held in Slovakia

THE CRÈME de la crème of world male striptease artists came to Košice, Žilina, Bratislava between June 18 and 20 to compete in several categories.

Compiled by Spectator staff, 22. Jun 2015, at 13:30
Pilgrimages in Levoča draw thousands of visitors annually.

Exploring the spiritual Slovakia

El Camino de Santiago, the famous pilgrimage route, offers a transforming experience and not only for believers. 

22. Jun 2015, at 6:49

Capitals connect for music festival

MUSIC festival Waves, which was a twin event as Waves Bratislava and Waves Vienna last year, will this time merge under the brand Waves Central Europe.

Compiled by Spectator staff, 22. Jun 2015, at 6:31

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