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Tatras resound with music of children’s violin orchestraPhoto

An international violin orchestra, composed of children from four countries, performed a open-air concert directly under Lomnický Štít. Compiled by Spectator staff , 23. Jul 2016, at 20:12

The third year of the children’s violin orchestra in the High Tatras

New Slovak Record for Flight of the BumblebeePhoto

A new Slovak record was created by playing the famous song on cimbal, a type of hammered dulcimer. Compiled by Spectator staff , 23. Jul 2016, at 13:48

Fery Reiner during the playing the famous song on cimbal by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Blog: Walking across Slovakia: Day 1

No tents, no sleeping rough, two teenagers and two adults, 900km, 4 rucksacks and some maps, a lot of maps: this is going to be fun. 22. Jul 2016, at 6:30

Devín Castle

Spa towns offer a healing experiencePlus

Much has been written about the difference between travellers and tourists. 22. Jul 2016, at 6:30

The architecture of the spa in Rajecké Teplice took its inspiration from ancient Greece.

Foreigners: Events around Slovakia

Tips for performances, exhibitions and other events in the Slovak regions between July 22 and 31, including festivals, concerts, gastronomy, exchange and more. Adriana Petková , 21. Jul 2016, at 14:52

Diary of a Barman

World Esperanto Congress Nitra expects 1,400 visitors from 60 countries

The 101st World Esperanto Congress will take place from July 24 in Nitra – for the first time ever in Slovakia. Compiled by Spectator staff , 21. Jul 2016, at 13:32

Folklore ensemble Lúčnica will perform in Svätoplukovo Sqaure in Nitra.

Fourth biggest Roma festival opens in BratislavaVideo

A Night at the Roma Camp, a parade along the Downtown Bratislava, gala-concert in the Main Square and more – this all will bring the 2016 edition of the World Roma Festival – Gypsy Fest. Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská , 20. Jul 2016, at 23:21

Sare Roma 2015

Foreigners: Events in Bratislava

Tips for performances, exhibitions and other events in the capital between July 15 and 24, including classical music, concerts, festival, outdoor, gastronomy, workshop, parties, exhibitions and more. Adriana Petková , 20. Jul 2016, at 21:47

We are scientists

A love of horses (Spectacular Slovakia - travel guide)Plus

One of the most demanding races in the world, the 240-kilometre-long East European Endurance Ride, has its finish line in Šamorín, a town located less than 30 kilometres from Bratislava. Radka Minarechová , 20. Jul 2016, at 15:00

At Muránska Planina horses are bred half-wild.

Artists try to revive 100-year-old Tatra sketchesPhoto

A Great-Hungarian army officer Gyula Hembach sketched the views from his hotel room in Tatranská Lomnica in the High Tatras, and the surrounding vistas. Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská , 20. Jul 2016, at 13:18

Juraj Gábor and his page from the sketch-book

A sentence for forgery?

In this very old postcard from 1902, the vista of the Upper Liptov-region town of Hybe can be seen. Both signs that are visible – Kriván and Hibbe – reveal something about history. Branislav Chovan 19. Jul 2016, at 11:28

Hybe

Bear watching and birdwatching in Slovakia (Spectacular Slovakia - travel guide)Plus

It is five o’clock in the morning and a group of people who want to see Slovakia’s biggest predator in its natural environment have just headed out into the nature of Tichá dolina valley in the High Tatras. 18. Jul 2016, at 12:30

Slovakia is an ideal place for birdwatching.

Gracefulness of mortuaries restored and shownPhoto

Mortuaries, or relics connected with the deceased, need not be necessarily morbid or dark – they can be very decorative and bear a lot of information, as an exhibition of SNM shows. Zuzana Vilikovská , 18. Jul 2016, at 11:28

Mortuaries appeal to both experts and lay public.

Tatra village named after the river that never freezesPhoto

The village Spišská Teplica is named after a river that never freezes and has been referenced since the thirteenth century. Compiled by Spectator staff , 18. Jul 2016, at 10:06

The river that never freezes in Spišská Teplica

Upside-down house

Near the Aqua Park close to the Liptovský Mikuláš was opened an original attraction. Its owner wants to show to tourists how it works in Slovakia. Compiled by Spectator staff , 16. Jul 2016, at 21:18

Upside-down house close to the Liptovský Mikuláš

Blog: Walking across Slovakia

No tents, no sleeping rough, two teenagers and two adults, 900km, 4 rucksacks and some maps, a lot of maps: this is going to be fun. 16. Jul 2016, at 6:30

Ready to go.

Slovak books in the US market struggle

But there are activities to help them break through. Radka Minarechová , 15. Jul 2016, at 15:00

Illustrative stock photo

A taste of life on the farm (Spectacular Slovakia - travel guide)Plus

Every year, lovers of bryndzové halušky travel to the village of Turecká in Banská Bystrica Region to demonstrate their skills at the World Championships in cooking Slovakia’s national dish. 15. Jul 2016, at 14:30

People tired of speedy and consumer lifestyle can try to work at farms.

Slovak photographer exhibits at UN headquartersPhoto

The first Slovak EU Council Presidency is accompanied by several cultural events around the world. Compiled by Spectator staff , 14. Jul 2016, at 22:03

Exhibition of Filip Kulisev's photos in UN headquarters in New York.

Foreigners: Events around Slovakia

Tips for performances, exhibitions and other events in the Slovak regions between July 15 and 24, including festivals, classical music, concerts, riding, outdoor events, celebration and more. Adriana Petková , 14. Jul 2016, at 17:09

Open Jazz Fest 2016 - Femi Temowo

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