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Successful White Night leaves Bratislava for the region

After the capital, three places in the Bratislava Region – Stupava, Senec and Budmerice - will get to see one piece from the festival of modern visual art that attracted hundreds of thousands. Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská ,20. Oct 2017, at 14:42

The artwork of Katarína Hudačinová to be exhibited in Stupava.

First natural cemetery opens in ZvolenPhoto

The aim of the project is to create a place where respect for the deceased and respect for nature interconnect. Compiled by Spectator staff ,20. Oct 2017, at 6:05

Foreigners: Top 10 events in BratislavaVideo

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between October 20 and October 29, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year. Compiled by Spectator staff ,19. Oct 2017, at 20:59

International Halloween Party

Slovak Street will be opened under Stará Ľubovňa CastlePhoto

Part of it will be a traditional granary. Compiled by Spectator staff ,19. Oct 2017, at 14:08

Open-air museum in Stará Ľubovňa

Festival brings operas and concerts to Banská BystricaPhoto

The Operalia Banská Bystrica 2017 festival which has changed its date and also moved indoors will be opened by the local State Opera and its Traviata, conducted by Lorenzo Tazzieri. Compiled by Spectator staff ,18. Oct 2017, at 23:58

G. Bizet's Pearl Fishers in State Opera/Operalia festival

Refurbishment of Trnavské Mýto has started

The facelift of the underpass crossing should be completed by summer. Fate of nearby Istropolis still not known Jana Liptáková ,18. Oct 2017, at 17:51

Reconstruction of Trnavské Mýto underpass started.

7-kilometre tourist route completed in Levice

The town in western Slovakia ended a project connecting two education paths, offering a route full of sites of interest. Compiled by Spectator staff ,18. Oct 2017, at 15:16

New elements have been put on the tourist route in levice.

New Tatra attraction causes traffic collapsePhoto

On weekends, the path in the tree-tops causes kilometre-long traffic jams. Compiled by Spectator staff ,17. Oct 2017, at 15:17

The path in tree-tops and the observation tower in Bachledova Dolina valley.

An outrageous conspiracy

In the Franciscan Square of Bratislava stands a tall Marian column, erected in 1675 at the order of Emperor Leopold I. Marian columns, or plague columns, were built in thanksgiving to the Virgin Mary for averting or…By Branislav Chovan17. Oct 2017, at 12:00

Marian Column in the Franciscan Square in Bratislava

Dozens of kites filled the sky above NitraPhoto

A sunny day lured Nitrans to fly their kites of all colours and shapes Compiled by Spectator staff ,16. Oct 2017, at 23:22

The Fifth Šarkaniáda or Kiteade took place in Nitra.

Castle Winery Pezinok offers wines despite castle reconstruction

Pezinok Castle is being reconstructed, but its winery is still in operation. Compiled by Spectator staff ,16. Oct 2017, at 15:27

Vineyard, illustrative stock photo

Germans in Slovakia preserve their culture

The German minority is aging, and despite efforts, not many young descendants affiliate themselves with their origins.Peter Dlhopolec16. Oct 2017, at 6:30

Hauerlandfest is one of the bigger regional events.

TOP 5 of the Bratislava Jazz Days 2017Photo

The traditional feast of jazz music that has also evolved into the weekend to meet among Bratislava locals and visitors has already announced a full programme for the weekend of October 20-22 in the Bratislava… Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská ,16. Oct 2017, at 6:20

Portico Quartet

Slovakia also has Cities of the Reformation

The idea of the Community of Protestant Churches in Europe to emphasise to the impacts of the Reformation. Compiled by Spectator staff ,15. Oct 2017, at 9:30

A New Testament by Martin Luther on display at the German Historical Museum in Berlin.

Hundreds of coins found near LučivnáPhoto

A jug with coins from the 17th and 18th centuries was buried on a ridge above some caves. Compiled by Spectator staff ,15. Oct 2017, at 6:35

Precious blueprint forms returned to museumPhoto

Every blueprint form is original, making them precious. Compiled by Spectator staff ,14. Oct 2017, at 6:35

Bratislavské Rožky is more than a tasteful pastryPhoto

The civic association named after a local specialty does the utmost for Bratislava citizens to like their city Jana Liptáková ,13. Oct 2017, at 15:01

Ján Vyhnánek, left, with Sándor Papp at the grave of Georg Lauda, one of the most known bakers of Bratislava rolls.

Jára Cimrman at Visegrad Days in KošiceVideo

The festival connecting four Visegrad Countries strives to be a representative anthology of Slovak, Czech, Polish and Hungarian theatre, music and visual art. One of the theatre pieces offered is a performance of… Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská ,13. Oct 2017, at 7:05

Period poster of the Záskok / The Stand-In piece

This is the best Slovak architecturePhoto

2017 awards for architecture given. Compiled by Spectator staff ,13. Oct 2017, at 6:55

Castellum café in Nitra

Smolenice attracts visitors with mead and ghosts

A romantic castle nestles in the peaks above the village on the foothills of Small Carpathians mountains Compiled by Spectator staff ,12. Oct 2017, at 22:09

Smolenice Castle

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