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Foreigners: Top 10 events in BratislavaVideo

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between November 16 and November 25, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.Compiled by Spectator staff, 13. Nov 2018, at 18:20

Nitra has a bench for fleasPhoto

Unique project of funny benches lures both locals and tourists to sit near riverbanks.Compiled by Spectator staff, 13. Nov 2018, at 14:14

Tom Odell surprised Slovak band in BratislavaVideo

The British artist was wearing a T-shirt, presented to him by the Tolstoys, from start to finish at his Bratislava concert.Jana Alexová12. Nov 2018, at 15:18

Tom Odell

Sacred spot from Middle Ages is surrounded by legends even todayPhoto

People believed that water from holes in the rock near Prešov could heal their diseases.Compiled by Spectator staff, 12. Nov 2018, at 14:38

Ján Ducár

Where to find this spectacular waterfall?Photo

Trip suitable also for children and seniors.Compiled by Spectator staff, 10. Nov 2018, at 10:00

Seven new sculptures decorate Slovak astronomical clockPhoto

The first Slovak astronomical clock has undergone renovation.Compiled by Spectator staff, 8. Nov 2018, at 23:07

First English translation of The Bloody Sonnets presented in LondonPhoto

One copy also given to Queen Elizabeth II.Compiled by Spectator staff, 8. Nov 2018, at 14:05

Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav

Foreigners: Top 10 events around Slovakia in NovemberVideo

The selection of events not to miss in various regions around Slovakia this month.Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská, 8. Nov 2018, at 11:54

Day of wine cellars 2013 in Trnava

His first fins were made of gym shoes. He nearly drownedPhoto

Peter Áč is passionate about the Danube and the fish in it. He regularly goes fishing - with a camera.Boris Vanya8. Nov 2018, at 9:35

Peter Áč

Seven must-see exhibitions from the Month of PhotographyPhoto

Bratislava hosts the 28th year of the photography festival.Jana Liptáková, 8. Nov 2018, at 5:33

Former teahouse next to the old, Soviet-era Afghan Exhibition of Economic &Social Achievements in Kabul, 2001

Spectacular Slovakia #10: Take a hike off the beaten trackAudio

Canadian hiker shares her tips for hikes in Slovakia, including some that you probably have not heard of yet.Michaela TerenzaniNaomi Hužovičová, 7. Nov 2018, at 18:23

Slovak teenager is world champion in chess

One of the biggest successes in Slovak chess history.Compiled by Spectator staff, 7. Nov 2018, at 14:12

Illustrative Stock Photo

Foreigners: Top 10 events in BratislavaVideo

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between November 9 and November 18, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.Compiled by Spectator staff, 6. Nov 2018, at 19:50

Visit a castle in Slovakia you haven’t seen beforePhoto

After decades of falling into disrepair and then reconstruction, the castle opened its gate to the public.Compiled by Spectator staff, 6. Nov 2018, at 13:57

Some meals and drinks have outlived socialism

Cod salad and fried cheese were made out of necessity. Here’s how these iconic socialist dishes became traditional Slovak meals.Ela Rybárová6. Nov 2018, at 10:55

Fried cheese has outlived socialism. Some restaurants serve it as the only vegetari-an meal.

Do you have your map of Czechoslovakia?

Today's big dams are not on the map.Compiled by Spectator staff, 5. Nov 2018, at 15:50

In spite of the warm weather, Bratislava gets its regular Christmas tree

Christmas markets in the Slovak capital will start in mid November.Compiled by Spectator staff, 5. Nov 2018, at 12:53

Christmas tree on Main Square in Bratislava.
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Hotel Flóra is surrounded by lush greenery, which is the inspiration behind the hotel's name.5. Nov 2018, at 6:00

The Great Return

Blog: Slovak artist living abroad learned we're all just humans

Visual artist Luka Brase found success as an artist by washing dishes, sleeping on beaches and embracing his individuality overseas.Zuzana Palovic2. Nov 2018, at 10:00

Luka Brase

Trip tip: Visit the Great Cold valley in the TatrasPhoto

It contains 26 mountain lakes.Compiled by Spectator staff, 2. Nov 2018, at 6:25