Culture & lifestyle, page 2

Fall of the Iron Curtain opened new corridors for alien plants to Slovakia

No invasive plant has been eradicated from Slovakia so far.Jana Liptáková, 11. Jul 2020, at 8:31

Giant goldenrod and New York aster invading alluvial forest.

Archaeological finding in house garden reveals unique mining engine

May be accessible to the public in future.Compiled by Spectator staff, 9. Jul 2020, at 12:39


Pohoda in the Air festival starting

The popular summer festival moves online this year.Compiled by Spectator staff, 9. Jul 2020, at 12:31

Pohoda festival

Once a hub, now forgotten: Liptovský Mikuláš

The new exhibition in a Liptovský Mikuláš gallery tells the story of the Liptov region and its famous natives, including S. Fischer.Monika Moravčíková8. Jul 2020, at 23:35

The exhibition, Mikuláš nejestwuje, curated by Slovak writer Michal Hvorecký recounts stories of the northern Slovakian town of Liptovský Mikuláš.

New attraction in Bratislava divides opinion

The Bratislava Zhora wheel offers a bird’s eye view of the city.Compiled by Spectator staff, 7. Jul 2020, at 19:20

The observation wheel Bratislava Zhora

Outdoor Mičurin pool in Bratislava opens

Open for bathers all week long, from 9:00 to 19:00.Compiled by Spectator staff, 7. Jul 2020, at 17:28

The outdoor Mičurin pool opens its door in Bratislava July 7, 2020

People were living near Piešťany in the Neolithic age

Among the newest findings is a circular burial, where the individual was interred in a crouched position.Compiled by Spectator staff, 5. Jul 2020, at 9:30


Foreigners can have their say in the future look of Bratislava's iconic old bathhouse

Almost 80 architectural studious from 17 countries enrolled in the competition for refurbishment of the Grössling bathhouse.Compiled by Spectator staff, 2. Jul 2020, at 11:51

Grössling opened to the public in late 2018.

Slovakia's 'rare' fascist monuments escape wave of statue removals

As the world takes disputed statues down, locals in Rajec and Čakajovce are not bothered by 'rare' fascist statues.Jana Alexová2. Jul 2020, at 11:37

A street in the village of Varín in the north of central Slovakia bears the name of Jozef Tiso, the controversial President of the Slovak State during the Second World War
Bringing World to the Classroom

Glossary: Multicultural society and Slovakia

Spectator College provides readers who are trying to improve their English with glossaries of useful and frequently used words and expressions from stories published as part of the Spectator College.Compiled by Spectator staff, 2. Jul 2020, at 8:03

July 2020's Spectator College focuses on multicultural society.

Alien black pines give way to original nature at Bratislava’s Devínska Kobyla

Planting trees is not always a good idea, say nature conservationists.Jana Liptáková, 1. Jul 2020, at 17:17

The slope of Devínska Kobyla with removed black pines.

Top 10 July events in Slovakia

With events springing up across Slovakia, people should not forget about public health measures over the summer.Compiled by Spectator staff, 1. Jul 2020, at 7:00

The Modra Wine Cellars Day event will take place on July 25, 2020.

The famous history of Coburg Ironworks to be dusted off

Horehronie villages were booming in the 19th century thanks to the Coburgs.Peter Dlhopolec, 30. Jun 2020, at 7:00

The Coburg Ironworks in Pohorelá

Folklore is commonly exploited by politics in Slovakia, ethnomusicologist says

Folklore says a lot about us in many regards, Jana Ambrózová has learned as both a folklore enthusiast and researcher of Slovak folk traditions and music.Nina Hrabovská Francelová, 27. Jun 2020, at 12:00

Jana Ambŕozová

Findings in Bratislava surprised archeologists: Vydrica disclosed remains of Arsenal

The developer of the new city district is seeking ways to incorporate the basement of the historical structure into their project.Jana Liptáková, 27. Jun 2020, at 10:50

The excavated basement of the historical Arsenal.

‘Jurko the Outlaw’: Slovakia’s first animated feature

The 1977 fairy-tale reworking of outlaw legend Jánošík remains a classic.Peter Dlhopolec, 25. Jun 2020, at 20:06

Jurko lifts a boulder after he receives a magic belt from a fairy

Historic walls and well were discovered in Zvolen

They found the bases of the cemetery wall, which disappeared in 1811, near a road that divides the park from the church.Compiled by Spectator staff, 22. Jun 2020, at 13:15


Bratislava more resilient to a pandemic than other capitals

Slovakia's capital, nonetheless, must learn how to work with greenery better.Ela Rybárová18. Jun 2020, at 11:39

Milota Sidorová is an urban planning expert who works at the Metropolitan Institute of Bratislava.

Knights have arrived to Trnava. To compete on horses

The event is also streamed online.Compiled by Spectator staff, 17. Jun 2020, at 13:08

Knight tournament on horses started in Trnava on June 13.

Slovakia joins Ulysses-inspired Bloomsday celebration

The short film, ‘A New Day Will Be’, features Slovak actor Robert Roth.Compiled by Spectator staff, 16. Jun 2020, at 21:15

The straw boater hat is one of the dress items that should be worn on Bloomsday.