Culture & lifestyle

Slovak National Theatre tickets had been sold out. Now it is losing €100,000 a week

Despite this, the SND wants to see the state help others in need.Jana Alexová2. Apr 2020, at 11:12

The Slovak National Theatre interim head Peter Kováč.

Former military premises in Bratislava forests open to public

Parallel road brings Bratislavans to recreation area more safely.Jana Liptáková, 1. Apr 2020, at 16:41

The parallel road with Pekná Cesta Road.

Online notes to hearten people’s pandemic-restricted lives

The Love Bank’s free service hopes to bring people closer.Compiled by Spectator staff, 31. Mar 2020, at 14:08

The first edition of Marína was published in 1846.

Unused silo block will turn into a landmark

Developer searching for building’s new function.Jana Liptáková, 29. Mar 2020, at 18:37

The silo block in the former Palma's premises.

Slavín WWII memorial will get a facelift

The plan to build the WWII museum here has not materialised yet.Compiled by Spectator staff, 28. Mar 2020, at 20:51

Commemoration festivities of the end of WWII are traditionally held at Slavín.
Bringing World to the Classroom

How popular is Yogi in Yellowstone National Park?

Go on an adventure promising wild moments, including a selfie with bison.Peter Dlhopolec, 27. Mar 2020, at 8:49

A hot spring in the Yellowstone National Park.
Bringing World to the Classroom

Lana Del Rey and Friends. America makes students’ wishes come true

Mária and Patrícia embraced American culture in summer 2019.Peter Dlhopolec, 27. Mar 2020, at 8:43

Two women sit on a bench opposite an ice-cream parlour in Carolina Beach, North Carolina, USA.

Slovak film distributor: The Japanese learned from the past. We too must change

Firms and people able to adapt to new circumstances will keep going.Kristína Kúdelová26. Mar 2020, at 11:40

Ivan Hronec, who owns the company Film Europe, says in an interview that what we are experiencing now resembles the Earth being hit by an asteroid.

Staying at home? Here are some movies and series to pass the time

All cinemas are closed, so we have to rely on streaming services for entertainment.Angel O. Madrid24. Mar 2020, at 21:02

Formula 1: Drive to Survive

Archaeologists unearth treasure in Obišovce

It was probably hidden by a priest who told no one it was there.Compiled by Spectator staff, 22. Mar 2020, at 9:00


Cars will be cast away from the Tyršovo embankment

Part of the wild car park is already fenced.Jana Liptáková, 19. Mar 2020, at 7:28

The fenced part of the wild parking lot on Tyršovo Nábrežie

Radio_Head Awards 2019: No music, no audience and a masked host

Fans witnessed the most bizarre music awards in its entire history.Compiled by Spectator staff, 18. Mar 2020, at 22:54

Rádio_FM presenter Martin Staňo hosts Radio_Head Awards 2019 in an empty concert hall of the Slovak Radio building in Bratislava on March 18, 2020.

Trnava archaeologists made a 6,000-year-old discovery

Ceramic fragments found under the fortification wall prove the skilfulness of the Lengyel culture.Compiled by Spectator staff, 18. Mar 2020, at 21:39


Snowflake blossoms in Vihorlatské mountains

It grows in ten localities in eastern Slovakia.Compiled by Spectator staff, 17. Mar 2020, at 21:53


An ancient symbol of globalisation in central Bratislava

The Old Town Hall tells tales of famous royals and precious improvisations.Anna Fay, 10. Mar 2020, at 14:03

Foreigners and Slovaks in Bratislava pose in the beautiful interior of the Old Town Hall.

Could Witcher be shot in Slovakia? Filmmakers tend to look at incentives

Slovakia lags behind its neighbours. The recently introduced incentive policy can help.Soňa Otajovićová10. Mar 2020, at 10:26

Illustrative stock phote.

Slovak palaeontologists described the oldest cave animal

They are transparent, with extremely long limb and feelers, special sense organs, partly reduced eyes and wings that do not work.Compiled by Spectator staff, 7. Mar 2020, at 6:05

Following the traces of wolves

Volunteers from around the globe come to Slovakia every year to help map the population of wolves.Jana Liptáková, 4. Mar 2020, at 18:56

Traces of the seven-member wolf pack.

Štefánikova Street has maintained its elegance

Originally the field road became more important after the railway was built.Jana Liptáková, 4. Mar 2020, at 16:53

The historical look of Štefánikova Street.

Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between March 6 and March 15, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.Compiled by Spectator staff, 3. Mar 2020, at 18:15

Lola Marsh at Pohoda 2019