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A rarity: waterfall in the middle of a villagePhoto

The waterfall in Lúčky belongs among the five most beautiful in Slovakia. Compiled by Spectator staff ,21. Aug 2017, at 14:07

Lúčanský vodopád

Cinemas draw more visitors than in 2016; Slovak films are biggest blockbusters

One third more people visited Slovak cinemas in the first half of 2017 than in the same period last year. Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská ,21. Aug 2017, at 6:20

A wedding scene from Čiara - The Line

The right of the strong

By Branislav Chovan21. Aug 2017, at 6:10

Jablonka in Upper Orava

“Natural police” to protect nature and animals

Those who commit crimes against the environment should watch out. Compiled by Spectator staff ,20. Aug 2017, at 7:35

Illustrative stock photo

Mondays are not blue in museums

Most Slovak museums and galleries are closed on Mondays, but the Slovak National Museum – SNM – decided to present some of its branches. Compiled by Spectator staff ,19. Aug 2017, at 2:10

Opening of the 2017 season at the Spiš Castle

Bratislava marks birthday of its unique character

Schӧner Náci has a life-size statue in the city centre. Compiled by Spectator staff ,18. Aug 2017, at 15:22

The sculpture of Schӧner Náci

Push your limits and grow

The Duke of Edinburgh Award helps young Slovaks achieve their goals and develop. Radka Minarechová ,18. Aug 2017, at 12:30

Blog: 5 things you should do on your visit to the north of SlovakiaPhoto

Here is a list of tips by an experienced tour guide - including things you have probably not tried before.Erik Ševčík18. Aug 2017, at 10:00

Unique discovery proves contact between Great Moravia and OrientPhoto

Arabic coin was found at the hillfort of Neštich. Compiled by Spectator staff ,18. Aug 2017, at 7:05

Marián Varga was unique, as musician and personality

The man who was behind several of Slovak firsts – like the first art-rock band in then-communist Czechoslovakia, or the first original Slovak modern musical – died at the beginning of August. His friends and… Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská ,18. Aug 2017, at 6:10

L-R: M.Varga, F. Frešo, P. Hammel and R. Griglák at the legendary "Zleená pošta" concert of Konvergencie festival

Foreigners: Events around SlovakiaPhoto

Tips for performances and other events in Slovak regions between August 18 and 27, including an air show, a multi-genre urban festival, a clown show, a festival of teamsters, a golf tournament, and a lot of music. Zuzana Vilikovská ,17. Aug 2017, at 13:41

Slávncia Airshow 2012

Šumiac breaks sweat record: first sauna to be revived

The sauna built in Šumiac by miller Michal Demo after returning from Russian captivity was the first one not just in Slovakia but in the entire former Czechoslovakia. Now it can be saved and re-used.By Kveta Fajčíková17. Aug 2017, at 12:56

The construction of first Slovak sauna in Šumiac

Have you ever climbed a via ferrata?Photo

In central Slovakia, there is one also suitable for beginners. Here are some of the views it offers. Nina Francelová ,16. Aug 2017, at 18:00

Foreigners: Top 10 events in BratislavaVideo

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between August 18 and August 27, as well as regular services in different languages, training for foreigners in English and highlights of the year. Compiled by Spectator staff ,16. Aug 2017, at 15:43

Pivobrana - Beer Festival

Bratislava gets three more smart benches

The solar-powered benches can charge mobiles and offer free wi-fi. Compiled by Spectator staff ,15. Aug 2017, at 19:20

One of four smart benches now available in Bratislava.

National gallery confronts visitors with Rough SchoolPhoto

An exhibition, subtitled Contemporary Graphic Art Confronting History, shows the less-known, less decorative and less usual works of graphic artists of one generation. Zuzana Vilikovská ,15. Aug 2017, at 18:28

Erik Binder - The Darkside (Us3)

Best hiking trails in Slovakia (Spectacular Slovakia - travel guide)Plus

This regularly updated feature on hiking in Slovakia provides tips on "hidden" routes and top hiking trips.Jitka Parobeková15. Aug 2017, at 15:00

A view from Sitno peak, Štiavnické vrchy

Exhibition on Slovak State now online and in English

Those, who missed the Dream vs. Reality exhibition can view it online. Compiled by Spectator staff ,15. Aug 2017, at 6:06

Uhrovec castle opens its doors during Night of Castle Ruins

Volunteers will prepare a multimedia installation for visitors. Compiled by Spectator staff ,15. Aug 2017, at 5:55

Uhrovec was one of the castles involved in a castle-renovation employment project.

The longest dry toboggan in Slovakia is being built in the Bachledová Dolina ValleyVideo

In the Spišská Magura mountain rage, two new features for tourists will be added. Compiled by Spectator staff ,14. Aug 2017, at 16:48

Bikepark Bachledova

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