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Slovak authors of Winton projects received Raoul Wallenberg Medal

The two film-makers who focused on a less-known saviour of World War II, the recently deceased Nicholas Winton and made films about him, received the award commemorating another war-time hero, Swede Raoul… Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská ,28. Mar 2017, at 11:15

L-R: Direcotr of the project's films Matej Mináč, producer Patrik Pašš and Dagmar Krepopová of the Trigon Production company.

Slovak castle of Bojnice among the most beautiful castles in EuropePhoto

Its owner was inspired by the castles of the Loire Valley when giving the castle its current look. Compiled by Spectator staff ,27. Mar 2017, at 22:34

Romantic Bojnice Castle is one of Slovakia’s favourite tourist destinations.
UPDATED: March 27, 20:30

Jan Masaryk comes triumphant from Berlin and PraguePhoto

The film Masaryk that tells the story of Czech diplomat Jan Masaryk, rather than that of his more famous father-president, comes to Slovak cinemas after festive premiere at Berlinale film festival and after having… Zuzana Vilikovská ,27. Mar 2017, at 19:07

Karel Roden as Jan Masaryk

Breath-taking photographs of Slovak mountainsPhoto

Young photographer Šimon Trnka is proving the beauty of (not only) Slovak mountains in his photographs. Compiled by Spectator staff ,26. Mar 2017, at 6:45

Slovak bell heads to Vatican

The consecrated bell will travel to Vatican as a gift for Pope Francis. Compiled by Spectator staff ,25. Mar 2017, at 6:40

Two components widen Slovak list of cultural heritagePhoto

Two new elements were added to The Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Slovakia. Compiled by Spectator staff ,24. Mar 2017, at 11:00

Portrait of Maria Theresa goes to Vienna

The painting of the ruler hangs in the Primate’s Palace. Compiled by Spectator staff ,24. Mar 2017, at 9:03

Maria Theresa

Marking Maria TheresaPhoto

Exhibitions, conferences, coronation festivities and more. Jana Liptáková ,24. Mar 2017, at 9:00

Schloss Hof holds the Alliances and Enmities exhibition.

Foreigners: Events around SlovakiaPhoto

Tips for performances and other events in the Slovak regions between March 24 and April 2, including spring festivals of classical music, jazz concerts, a classical ballet performance, a historical train ride to… Zuzana Vilikovská ,23. Mar 2017, at 18:49

Lotz Trio will perform in the Trnava theatre of J. Palárik.

Writer Patrick Ness visits Bratislava

Acclaimed author and screenwriter of the recently adapted novel A Monster Calls arrives in Bratislava to introduce his book More than this. Compiled by Spectator staff ,23. Mar 2017, at 9:16

Patrick Ness

Martinus’ customer service among the best

The bookstore is awarded third place for its customer-friendly email responses. Compiled by Spectator staff ,22. Mar 2017, at 22:49

Martinus bookstore

Foreigners: Events in Bratislava

Tips for performances and other events in the capital between March 24 and Apr 2, including concerts, ballet, dance, comedy show, meeting, courses, festivals, exhibitions and more. Adriana Petková ,22. Mar 2017, at 11:50

Šafárikovo Square will be changed into city meadowPhoto

The popular square in downtown Bratislava will be turned into a park, including a terrace offering a view of the Danube river, a pavilion for cultural events, an open area for walking dogs and a playground. Compiled by Spectator staff ,21. Mar 2017, at 21:16

New relaxation zone in downtown Bratislava

A newspaper story’s journey into block-busterPhoto

A Slovak movie that enchanted the children’s jury at Berlinale, garnering the Crystal Bear, now makes it into domestic cinemas after the premiere at Febiofest, with some screenings slated with English subtitles. Zuzana Vilikovská ,21. Mar 2017, at 15:52

The Little Harbour

A memory of woods

Some time at the end of the 1920s, Czech painter Václav Malý climbed the steep slope of Čebrať Hill, and from there he painted a panoramic picture of the town Ružomberok.By Branislav Chovan20. Mar 2017, at 15:41

V. Malý: Ružomberok

Almost 800 long-eared owls overwintered in SlovakiaPhoto

Last season a smaller number of locations of overwintering owls was counted. Compiled by Spectator staff ,19. Mar 2017, at 6:20

Almost 129,000 hikers visited Slovenský Raj last yearPhoto

In 2016, Slovenský Raj noted an increase of visitors from Israel, Spain and Belgium. Compiled by Spectator staff ,18. Mar 2017, at 6:20

Prielom Hornádu Valley

Febiofest brings festival movies, premieres of Slovak films and special guestsPhoto

Film festivals are meant to celebrate films for curious and eager souls who cannot wait to see films before they go to through common distribution and are screened everywhere or televised. Some of them, however, are… Zuzana Vilikovská ,17. Mar 2017, at 19:15

Ice Mother is a Czehco-Slovak film about ice swimmers.

Tracing the brooks and springs of BratislavaPhoto

There are three Vydricas, so-called water dráhy and springs with legends surrounding them. Jana Liptáková ,17. Mar 2017, at 14:59

A bridge over the Vydrica brook in the Bratislava city forest.

Over 100 stray cats sterilised in Bratislava

Roaming cats are very useful, because they act as the most efficient form of rodent control. Compiled by Spectator staff ,16. Mar 2017, at 23:39

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