Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Culture & lifestyle

The beauty of a Tatra valleyPhoto

The majority of tourists visit the mountain lake and waterfall in the Velická Valley.Compiled by Spectator staff, 17. Aug 2018, at 1:12

Water tow at Oravská dam changes from utopia to reality

Adrenaline lovers have a new attraction.Compiled by Spectator staff, 16. Aug 2018, at 13:59

Illustrative Stock Photo

Gipsy Bashavel makes Bratislava dance againVideo

Visitors can enjoy lively music and dancing, taste traditional Roma delicacies, and watch young talents take to the stage.Compiled by Spectator staff, 15. Aug 2018, at 23:35

Barbora Botošová will perform with students at Gipsy Bashavel

Foreigners: Top 10 events in BratislavaVideo

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between August 17 and August 26, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.Compiled by Spectator staff, 15. Aug 2018, at 20:55

Die Antwoord, Pohoda festival 2015

Tradition of horse wagon carriage has survived half a centuryPhoto

Carriages beautifully decorated this year as well.Compiled by Spectator staff, 15. Aug 2018, at 13:06

50 years since 1968

Some did not hesitate to jump from a plane to leave the country

Crucial events take place amid banalities like fruit preserves and frying crackling, says playwright Viliam Klimáček who wrote a book about Czechoslovak emigrants.Diana Schniererová15. Aug 2018, at 10:00

Viliam Klimáček
Propeler how it looked like in January.

Travelling exhibition of Alexander Dubček’s photos opens on selected trainsPhoto

Unique photographs from TASR archives commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1968 Prague Spring violently interrupted by the “friendly” invasion of Soviet armies – then an ally of Czechoslovakia – and fellow…Compiled by Spectator staff, 14. Aug 2018, at 21:12

The photo exhibition commemprating Alexander Dubček on trains.

Rysy: a peak full of hikers in the High Tatras.Photo

The peak is visited from both the Polish and Slovak sides.Compiled by Spectator staff, 14. Aug 2018, at 13:48

Piešťany's Colonnade Bridge - the perfect wedding venue for mayfliesVideo

The 'wedding swarm' of mating mayflies attracted to the bridge could become a tourist attraction.Compiled by Spectator staff, 13. Aug 2018, at 14:28

Top 3 things to see in Špania DolinaPhoto

Špania Dolina is among the most visited places in the region.Compiled by Spectator staff, 11. Aug 2018, at 9:30

The Great Return

Blog: Bistro owner rediscovered his love for Slovakia abroad

Slovak Peter Janicina spent seven years in Scotland. Now, the owner of U Kubistu is using his international experience to promote local change.Zuzana Palovic10. Aug 2018, at 10:00

Peter Janicina

Birthplace of Slovak Robin Hood opens to the publicPhoto

Visitors of Terchová may leave with unique souvenirs.Compiled by Spectator staff, 9. Aug 2018, at 23:18

How did Slovak America taste at the turn of centuries?Photo

“Fresh eggs” ad written in Slovak in the shop window made it plain where the Slovak communities lived in the US.Nina Francelová, 9. Aug 2018, at 16:31

Bratislava looks different from a kayakPhoto

The oldest water sports club in Slovakia organises a kayak school for the public.Jana Liptáková, 9. Aug 2018, at 13:20

The Dunajčík canoe club has been running a kayak school for the third year.

Do you know where to find a natural freezer in Slovakia?Photo

Mercury Lake and Bloody Well are located nearby.Compiled by Spectator staff, 8. Aug 2018, at 13:33

Looking for adventure? Explore the Zejmarská gorgePhoto

Zejmarská gorge is a popular sight in the south part of Slovak paradise.Compiled by Spectator staff, 8. Aug 2018, at 0:24

Foreigners: Top 10 events in BratislavaVideo

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between August 10 and August 19, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.Compiled by Spectator staff, 7. Aug 2018, at 21:10

Are you ready to experience the healing power of bees?

Apihouse in Bratislava’s Kačín offers bee therapy.Compiled by Spectator staff, 7. Aug 2018, at 20:20

The bee therapy house Apidomček
The Great Return

Slovak migrant shares the stories of other migrants to understand her own

Stories of migrants who returned home are all connected through shared experience and their desire to share the knowledge they have gained abroad with the country that gave them life.Anna Fay, 7. Aug 2018, at 15:44

Zuzana Palovic