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Market at Žilinská saved, at least for next four years

The Old Town would like to obtain the plot on which the market stands. Compiled by Spectator staff ,19. Jan 2017, at 22:12

A busy day at the Žilinská market.

Foreigners: Events around Slovakia

Tips for for performances and other events in the Slovak regions between January 20 and January 29, including various concerts, parties, modern dance performances, opera and more. Zuzana Vilikovská ,19. Jan 2017, at 18:32

Funny Fellows will perform in Hlohovec.

Tourists to get information also in English at city transport stops

To help the ever more tourists that come to Bratislava, names of crucial stops – e.g. terminal stops or those in and around city centre – will be announced in two languages. Compiled by Spectator staff ,19. Jan 2017, at 13:37

A new bus stop has also been added in the city centre.

Almost 120,000 kids got a letter from Ježiško this year

The eighteenth year of Christmas mail became the second most successful in the history of Christmas mail. Compiled by Spectator staff ,19. Jan 2017, at 8:30

"Mail for Baby Jesus"

Foreigners: Events in Bratislava

Tips for performances and other events in the capital between January 20 and 29, including party, concert, film festival, bazaar, exhibitions and more. Adriana Petková ,18. Jan 2017, at 13:05

José González

Slovak composer Godár: Grants are killing artist’s self-esteem

It is a mistake if musicians and filmmakers do not make things they believe in, says one of the most significant Slovak composers.By Marek Hudec16. Jan 2017, at 17:11

Slovak composer Vladimír Godár

Time capsule placed in Handlová church

A time capsule was made during reconstruction of the tower of Saint Katarína’s Church, the oldest historical-cultural monument in Handlová, central Slovakia. Compiled by Spectator staff ,15. Jan 2017, at 9:35

Saint Katarína’s Church

Poll: Slovaks‘ New Year Resolutions

Slovaks Want to Be Healthier and Have More Family Time in 2017. Compiled by Spectator staff ,14. Jan 2017, at 9:25

Slovakia is the best country for book lovers

Slovakia has the biggest number of libraries per citizen, according to University of New York research. Compiled by Spectator staff ,12. Jan 2017, at 22:49

Foreigners: Events around Slovakia

Tips for performances and other events in the Slovak regions between January 13 and January 22, including a planetarium visit, an Indian evening, a lot of classical, rock and folk music, exhibitions and more. Zuzana Vilikovská ,12. Jan 2017, at 16:40

DŠT: The Purification

Snow Nativity in High TatrasPhoto

Near Rainer’s Cottage in the High Tatras stands a Nativity scene made from snow. Compiled by Spectator staff ,12. Jan 2017, at 12:20

Navigation on Danube suspended due to ice floes

Navigation halted on the evening of January 11 from Bratislava to the Hungarian border. Compiled by Spectator staff ,11. Jan 2017, at 23:15

Icebreaker Breno in Bratislava

Foreigners: Events in Bratislava

Tips for performances and other events in the capital between January 13 and 22, including concerts, classical music, dance, competition, quiz, exhibition and more. Adriana Petková ,11. Jan 2017, at 15:20

Małgorzata Mirga-Tas

Free Sunday admission to Slovak museums continues in 2017

The big national cultural institutions operated by the Culture Ministry will be open to the public for free every first Sunday in the month. Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská ,10. Jan 2017, at 11:35

The main building of SNM in Bratislava.

OLO takes care of dumped Christmas trees in Bratislava

The waste disposal company will generate electricity from the trees at its incineration plant. Compiled by Spectator staff ,10. Jan 2017, at 1:06

Foreigners: Events around Slovakia

Tips for performances and other events in the Slovak regions between January 6 and January 15, including New Year’s concerts, a disco party, modern dance performance, workshop, exhibitions, and more. Zuzana Vilikovská ,5. Jan 2017, at 15:43

Epiphany Run on January 6, Košice.

Arctic winter will arrive to Slovakia on Epiphany

On the Epiphany – January 6 – the first arctic day of this winter season is expected by meteorologists.5. Jan 2017, at 13:47

Winter in Donovaly

Epiphany, or Three Kings’ Day is one of the oldest Christian holidays

Christians all over the world, have commemorated the holiday of the Apparition of Lord – Three Kings’ Day, since the 3rd century. Thus, it is one of the oldest Christian holidays in Slovakia. Compiled by Spectator staff ,4. Jan 2017, at 22:55

Illustrative stock photo

Foreigners: Events in Bratislava

Tips for performances and other events in the capital between January 6 and 15, including concerts, classical music, ballet, meditation, course of Slovak language and more. Adriana Petková ,4. Jan 2017, at 20:49

Swan Lake

Frozen Bratislava: New Year wraps city in an icy mantlePhoto

Bratislava looked like a kingdom of ice in the first days of 2017, thanks to special weather conditions, freezing fog. Take a look at some well-known tourist spots as well as hidden corners, frosted white. Jan Pallo ,2. Jan 2017, at 22:26

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