Culture & lifestyle

Blog: 5 unique and delicious wines to try in Slovakia

It's difficult for Slovakia to break into international wine distribution, but this small country is producing some truly fantastic wine.Martin Dubovic19. Feb 2019, at 16:55

Red currants are used to make wine in Devín.

Confusion, insecurities, prejudice. Ormandík’s wall is on display in Danubiana

Artist Marek Ormandík celebrates his 50th birthday with an exhibition. His work also reflects on the refugee crisis.Compiled by Spectator staff, 19. Feb 2019, at 1:15

The wall in Danubiana

Owls indicate spring is coming

Male owls lured by bird calls fly in to take a look at the intruder.Jana Liptáková, 17. Feb 2019, at 10:16

Long-eared owl
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Students from Košice win a place in the land rover 4X4 in schools world finals

They have won the competition for the third time in a row.Compiled by Spectator staff, 16. Feb 2019, at 9:30

Blog: A small country like Slovakia can enable big change

Peter Irikovsky, the well-travelled CEO of Exponea, insists Slovakia is a flexible and optimistic nation.Zuzana Palovic15. Feb 2019, at 11:38

Peter Irikovsky

Stravinsky: Listening is an effort, and just hearing is no merit

Winter edition of the prominent chamber music festival Konvergencie focuses on Russian composer Igor Stravinsky.Jana Liptáková, 13. Feb 2019, at 17:14

Igor Stravinsky and Robert Roth

“By a sharp knife” cuts through the heart of injustice in Slovakia

A film inspired by the 2005 murder of student Daniel Tupý will be premiered to the Slovak public on February 21.Anna Fay, 13. Feb 2019, at 11:29

Director Teodor Kuhn behind the scenes of Ostrým Nožom.

Curator’s investigation leads to mystery with a loose end

The stories of artefacts in collections of galleries or museums are sometimes more interesting than the artefacts themselves.Jana Liptáková, 8. Feb 2019, at 8:10

Tiny Okimono depicting a fisherman with a boy

Linden tree from Kopčany could be named European tree of the year

The tree and church have protected each other for more than two hundred years.Compiled by Spectator staff, 6. Feb 2019, at 21:28

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American settled down in a village of eastern Slovakia, helps Roma women

Some of the women found a job in Košice factories, where they can use their skills.Compiled by Spectator staff, 5. Feb 2019, at 14:11

Slovak actor to star in HBO Europe's Czech mini-series

Táňa Pauhofová will join the six-part spy drama The Sleepers. Its premiere is set for the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution.Marek Majzon4. Feb 2019, at 17:29

Slovak actor Táňa Pauhofová

Hviezdoslavovo Square has a peculiar history

It was not only a promenade and a place of entertainment, but people could shop, send mail or visit their tailor.Jana Liptáková, 1. Feb 2019, at 16:09

Hviezdoslavovo Square on a historical postcard
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Blog: If there is joy in what you do, there will always be magic

Well-travelled siblings Jana and Samo Stefanec formed an electronic music duo to share their joy for music with others.Zuzana Palovic1. Feb 2019, at 10:00

Jana and Samo Stefanec

Restored Mlynica shortlisted for prominent Mies van der Rohe Award

The Mies van der Rohe Award is considered to be the most prestigious architectural award in Europe.Compiled by Spectator staff, 31. Jan 2019, at 12:59

Mlynica
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Family of collectors donates record number of art works to national gallery

The Slovak National Gallery will exhibit a portion of the works worth €3.5 million within its reconstructed premises.Compiled by Spectator staff, 30. Jan 2019, at 22:01

Idyllic country with a lake, around 1850
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Unique discovery: The longest cave in the Tribeč Mountains

A speleologist started to look for the cave in 2014.Compiled by Spectator staff, 30. Jan 2019, at 13:39

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Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between February 1 and February 10, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.Compiled by Spectator staff, 29. Jan 2019, at 19:25

Bratislava castle

Foreigners: Top 10 February events in Slovakia

It is time to play games, try horn sledging, explore romantic stories at a castle this month, or take part in one of the many happenings in regions around Slovakia.Compiled by Spectator staff, 28. Jan 2019, at 14:20

Radim Vizváry is a successful Czech mime, who performs in Banská Bystrica on February 28,2019
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Banská Štiavnica becomes Slovakia's City of Culture for 2019

Locals have lost their town to tourism. Can the new title help reverse the situation?Jana Alexová28. Jan 2019, at 14:03

Banská Štiavnica