https://spectator.sme.sk/r/22/culture-and-lifestyle/atomSpectator.sme.sk - The Slovak Spectator1970-01-01T01:00:00ZSlovakia's English-language newspaper covering politics, business, culture, sport and opinion -- with real time news updates.Petit Press, a.s.rss_contact_emailhttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20655544/namestie-slobody-gets-facelift.htmlNámestie Slobody gets facelift2017-09-22T17:39:59ZThe architectural tender will gather ideas for the redesign of the biggest square in Bratislavahttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20653874/pot-pipes-and-cannonballs-archaeologists-research-in-filakovo.htmlPot, pipes and cannonballs: archaeologists research in Fiľakovo2017-09-22T07:20:00ZFound objects enrich the exhibition at the Castle Museum in Fiľakovo.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20654704/foreigners-events-around-slovakia.htmlForeigners: Events around Slovakia2017-09-21T17:43:16ZTips for performances and other events in the Slovak regions between September 22 and October 1, including dance, music to suit all tastes, a historic train, one of the oldest marathons in Europe, and lots more.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20654388/brestovska-jaskyna-cave-has-attracted-great-interest-since-the-very-beginning.htmlBrestovská jaskyňa cave has attracted great interest since the very beginning2017-09-21T15:42:54ZIn the first year of being opened to public, the cave in Orava attracted thousands of visitors.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20652489/foreigners-top-10-events-in-bratislava.htmlForeigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava2017-09-20T18:12:37ZTips for the top 10 events in the capital between September 22 and October 1, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20653453/kosice-offers-games-with-virtual-penguins.htmlKošice offers games with virtual penguins2017-09-20T13:03:52ZThe Botanical Garden in Košice opens new exhibition on Antarctica.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20652671/franciscan-garden-opens-for-the-public.htmlFranciscan garden opens for the public2017-09-19T14:26:39ZGarden was closed for years.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20652517/the-double-nostalgia-of-uzhgorod.htmlThe double nostalgia of Uzhgorod2017-09-19T12:54:31ZThe castle in the Ukrainian town of Uzhgorod can evoke double nostalgia in Slovakia, as well in Czech landshttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20652026/fundamental-values-explored-at-divadelna-nitra-2017.htmlFundamental values explored at Divadelná Nitra 20172017-09-18T18:19:46ZThis time round, the Slovak, European and US ensembles at the theatre festival focus on #fundamentals, i.e. basic values and the essence of all things.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20651815/sastin-40000-attend-the-national-pilgrimage-on-our-lady-of-seven-sorrows.htmlŠaštín: 40,000 attend the national pilgrimage on Our Lady of Seven Sorrows2017-09-18T15:18:05ZOn the national holiday of the patron saint of Slovakia around 40,000 people attended the national pilgrimage to the basilica dedicated to her.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20650373/girl-from-orava-bears-title-of-world-champion-in-armwrestling.htmlGirl from Orava bears title of World Champion in armwrestling2017-09-17T06:20:00ZShe had promised to bring the gold medal home.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20650078/konvergencie-festival-hails-life-and-mourns-a-musical-legend.htmlKonvergencie festival hails life and mourns a musical legend2017-09-16T14:05:02ZThis year, the festival of chamber music, Konvergencie / Convergences will be laughing with one eye and crying with the other: its leitmotif is anniversaries – and unfortunately also death.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20649319/famous-rednex-has-a-new-singer-from-slovakia.htmlFamous Rednex has a new singer - from Slovakia2017-09-16T07:05:00ZThe singers’ happy fortune happened by accident when she took to the microphone for a sound check.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20649568/blog-healing-waters-rise-and-fall-of-the-korytnica-spa.htmlBlog: Healing waters: Rise and fall of the Korytnica spa2017-09-15T10:00:00ZThis elegant spa location, healing generations since the 16th century, has been in decay since 2003. But why?https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20649290/save-the-little-owl.htmlSave the little owl2017-09-15T07:40:00ZPeople can influence species of animals by how they spend their money.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20649650/small-carpathian-express-takes-tourists-around-the-region.htmlSmall-Carpathian express takes tourists around the region2017-09-14T23:11:34ZThe bus runs during weekends and holiday days from Bratislava to Budmerice until Christmashttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20649633/foreigners-events-around-slovakia.htmlForeigners: Events around Slovakia2017-09-14T17:22:16ZTips for performances and other events in the Slovak regions between September 15 and 24, including opera, contemporary dance, a bonsai exhibition, a language cafe, and a lot of jazz, rock, and classical music.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20649533/rackova-dolina-valley-has-got-six-wooden-statues-4-metres-tall.htmlRačkova Dolina valley has got six wooden statues, 4 metres tall2017-09-14T15:22:45ZNear the municipality of Pribylina, a tourist attraction and art have been combined by local hoteliers and volunteers.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20646466/book-clubs-in-Slovakia.htmlToo many emotions or ideas after reading a book? Maybe you should join a book club2017-09-14T13:53:29ZBook clubs are becoming more and more popular in Slovakia.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20646409/foreigners-top-10-events-in-bratislava.htmlForeigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava2017-09-14T12:30:16ZTips for the top 10 events in the capital between September 15 and September 24, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20648912/days-of-sophia-in-bratislava.htmlDays of Sophia in Bratislava2017-09-13T22:25:05ZUnlike some national celebrations hailing cultures of foreign countries, the week in mid-September (plus one exhibition opened earlier) hail just one city, the Bulgarian capital.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20648903/goethe-institute-will-answer-questions-about-the-digital-environment.htmlGoethe Institute will answer questions about the digital environment2017-09-13T21:58:30ZA series of events held between September and November will focus on data, global control and monitoring.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20648498/a-historical-train-may-connect-kosice-and-tokaj-in-hungary.htmlA historical train may connect Košice and Tokaj in Hungary2017-09-13T14:18:56ZExperiences show that historical train rides are popular abroad.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20647564/wooden-churches-in-one-place.htmlWooden churches in one place2017-09-12T14:22:33ZPrešov Region wants to invest more into religious tourism.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20646876/brazilslava-2017-comes-to-the-capital.htmlBrazilslava 2017 comes to the capital2017-09-12T06:25:00ZSeveral festivals of foreign cultures enhance the Slovak capital. A newcomer in this field is Brazilslava, a word play suggesting Brazilian arts and culture have come to Bratislava.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20646443/museum-of-vintage-mobiles-in-dobsina-attracts-foreign-media.htmlMuseum of vintage mobiles in Dobšiná attracts foreign media2017-09-11T14:06:10ZA young man began collecting old mobile phones two years ago. Today, 1,500 models constitute a true museum of vintage mobile phones.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20646368/slovak-literature-in-spotlight.htmlSlovak literature in spotlight2017-09-11T11:54:14ZLiterature in a language used by a relatively small number of people, like the Slovaks, is limited by his very fact. However, translation into a more commonly used language opens the door to the world and this has happened with an anthology of Slovak literature in English, Into the Spotlight.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20641609/spectacular-slovakia-bardejovs-old-synagogue-on-film.htmlSpectacular Slovakia: Bardejov’s old synagogue on film2017-09-10T09:30:00ZThe synagogue is one of only two surviving nine-bay synagogues in Slovakia.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20641625/slovaks-bring-medals-from-the-world-police-and-fire-games.htmlSlovaks bring medals from The World Police and Fire Games2017-09-09T09:30:00ZSlovak brothers represent Slovakia with success.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20644723/almost-nothing-recalls-legendary-pressburg-archivist-in-bratislava.htmlAlmost nothing recalls legendary Pressburg archivist in Bratislava2017-09-08T15:52:16ZArchivist and art lover Ján Batka was a friend of Franz Liszt and discovered sculptor Ján Fadruszhttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20641638/slovak-catches-attention-abroad-with-frozen-bubble-photo.htmlThe Guardian used a frozen bubble photo from Slovakia2017-09-08T10:30:00ZThe daily published the photo by a Slovak photographer on its title page.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20644012/foreigners-events-around-slovakia.htmlForeigners: Events around Slovakia2017-09-07T19:16:20ZTips for performances and other events in the Slovak regions between September 1 and 10, including a historical market, dance performances, a variety of festivals, musical performances, museum events and much more.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20643918/limes-day-2017-revives-roman-history-in-bratislava.htmlLimes Day 2017 revives Roman history in Bratislava2017-09-07T16:22:39ZThe 20th year of the Roman games, or Limes Day, lures visitors to a borough on the outskirts of Bratislava where antique findings prove the existence of an ancient settlement.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20643280/los-angeles-times-zuzana-maurery-played-the-teacher-brilliantly.htmlLos Angeles Times: Zuzana Mauréry played the Teacher brilliantly2017-09-06T23:55:08ZThe Slovak-Czech co-production film The Teacher is an exceptional lesson on corruption in the communist society, with brilliant actress Zuzana Mauréry in the main role, the Los Angeles Times wrote.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20642884/new-discoveries-uncovered-at-stara-lubovna-castle.htmlStará Ľubovňa Castle reveals new secrets2017-09-06T14:30:32ZResearch continues at the site of the former military barracks.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20642472/foreigners-top-10-events-in-bratislava.htmlForeigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava2017-09-06T11:25:55ZTips for the top 10 events in the capital between September 8 and September 17, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20642036/new-extreme-sports-hall-opens-in-bratislava.htmlNew extreme sports hall opens in Bratislava2017-09-05T14:56:36ZA new multifunctional hall is meant to improve sporting opportunities in the capital and its surroundings.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20641094/komarno-disasters.htmlKomárno disasters2017-09-05T06:45:00ZIf we could somehow be transported to a Slovak town in, let us say, the 15th century, it is quite probable we would not be able to identify it. Towns were often plagued by disasters that completely changed their image.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20641021/spa-town-has-new-attraction-a-tree-house.htmlSpa town has new attraction: a tree-house2017-09-04T14:11:22ZA romantic tree-house with an area of 33 square metres lies close to Spa Park on a hiking route.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20636784/slovak-theatre-in-london-to-tour-slovakia.htmlSlovak Theatre in London to tour Slovakia2017-09-04T07:30:00ZAn expat theatre ensemble performing both in Slovak and in English will return to their homeland in September with their new play.