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/20612633/summer-entices-everyone-outdoors-even-statues.htmlSummer entices everyone outdoors – even statues2017-07-26T17:43:17ZThe 22nd edition of the Statue and Object festival presents sculptured artworks from Slovakia and other countries, not just in a dozen galleries but also in the garden of the presidential palace in the capital.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20611995/castle-in-povazska-bystrica-reopened.htmlCastle in Považská Bystrica reopened2017-07-25T23:23:42ZAfter renovation, one of the prominent sites of the town of Považská Bystrica is again accessible to the public.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20611411/camping-in-a-tree-try-it-in-bratislava.htmlCamping in a tree? Try it in Bratislava2017-07-25T11:51:48ZA creaking wooden floor and the wind swaying the branches of trees around you. Have you ever wondered how it would feel to spend a night in a tree house?https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20611030/would-you-like-to-sniff-fresh-tatra-air-in-your-living-room.htmlWould you like to sniff fresh Tatra air in your living-room?2017-07-25T06:34:16ZSlovak canning factory offers a can of Tatra air for €1.50https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20610849/the-neighbours-of-zarnovica.htmlThe neighbours of Žarnovica2017-07-24T19:05:00ZThe history of the central-Slovak town of Žarnovica is closely connected with the nearby environment.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20610499/ponds-in-zelezna-studnicka-area-of-bratislava-are-restored.htmlPonds in Železná Studnička area of Bratislava are restored2017-07-24T14:00:42ZThe revitalisation project lasted from October until April.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20610543/lucnica-leader-stefan-nosal-dies.htmlLúčnica leader Štefan Nosáľ dies2017-07-24T13:24:15ZŠtefan Nosáľ, long-time choreographer and artistic director of the Lúčnica folklore ensemble, died at the age of 90.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20606417/spectacular-slovakia-executioners-bastion-on-film.htmlSpectacular Slovakia: Executioner’s Bastion on film2017-07-23T06:20:00ZThe museum and fortifications also house mediaeval weaponry.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20606395/harvest-may-kill-harriers.htmlHarvest may kill harriers2017-07-22T06:05:00ZWithout the help of humans, baby harriers almost always die during harvest.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20607035/twists-in-development-of-vienna-and-bratislava.htmlTwists in development of Vienna and Bratislava2017-07-21T12:30:00ZAt one point in the history Pressburg, now Bratislava, was bigger and more important town than Vienna.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20607097/students-cooked-monarchy-food.htmlStudents cooked monarchy food2017-07-21T12:25:00ZThe aim of the project is to get students in touch with other cultures, teach them how to cook and serve their traditional dishes.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20606391/ukrainian-caught-beauty-of-nitra-in-video.htmlUkrainian caught beauty of Nitra in video2017-07-21T06:00:00ZThe city under Zobor is beautiful also from a bird’s perspective.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20608304/on-skates-and-in-masks-around-bratislavas-petrzalka.htmlOn skates and in masks around Bratislava’s Petržalka2017-07-20T22:48:07ZIn-line skaters and cyclists can enjoy roads cleared of cars.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20608371/foreigners-events-around-slovakia.htmlForeigners: Events around Slovakia2017-07-20T20:22:02ZTips for performances and other events in the Slovak regions between July 21 and 30, including a castle festival, a parkour meeting, a hip-hop dance and music festival, a festival of minorities, a special run, rowing to harp music, a historical train ride, and a lot of open-air music or concerts at romantic, historical sites.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20608036/lucky-folklorists-will-build-a-raft-this-weekend.htmlLúčky folklorists will build a raft this weekend2017-07-20T14:10:26ZA three-day event beginning on July 21 will demonstrate the practices and skills of the village’s raftsmen - and rafts woman.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20607710/less-distinguished-eastern-slovak-churches-house-works-of-master-pavol-too.html12 places where you can see the works of one of the best medieval wood carvers2017-07-20T12:54:19ZThe works of the renowned Master Paul are not limited just to Levoča.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20607418/lomnicky-stit-observatory-opens-to-public.htmlLomnický Štít Observatory opens to public2017-07-19T21:03:47ZVisitors can see modern solar exploration devices as well as a cosmic ray detector.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20607299/two-travel-bloggers-showcase-slovakia.htmlTwo travel bloggers showcase Slovakia2017-07-19T15:58:53ZYoutubers give their viewers a sample of the mountains and streets of Slovakia.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20607061/historical-train-will-bring-tourists-to-dobsinska-ice-cave.htmlHistorical train will bring tourists to Dobšinská Ice Cave2017-07-19T13:18:07ZThe last Saturday of July will offer a treat for railway enthusiasts in Košice Region.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20605598/foreigners-events-in-bratislava.htmlForeigners: Events in Bratislava2017-07-19T10:11:12ZTips for performances and other events in the capital between July 21 and July 30, including concerts, parties, festivals, classical music, inline skating, exhibitions and more.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20606712/old-tram-turned-into-centre-of-culture.htmlOld tram to be turned into centre of culture2017-07-19T06:51:54ZIt will host concerts, discussions, screenings, the reading of books and more.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20606597/bratislava-castle-exhibition-celts-in-slovak-territory.htmlBratislava Castle exhibition: Celts in Slovak territory2017-07-18T18:16:33ZThe first ethnic group known by name which lived on Slovak territory may have ended differently than previously thought, shows an exhibition presenting many artefacts, interactive features and models.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20606287/concert-in-a-cave.htmlConcert in a cave2017-07-18T14:52:39ZA string quartet performed in Stáržovské vrchy cave earlier this month.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20605581/gothic-masterpiece-altar-of-record-height-in-levoca-marks-500th-anniversary.htmlGothic masterpiece – altar of record height in Levoča – marks 500th anniversary2017-07-17T21:48:18ZThe altar is the most prominent work by wood-carver, Master Paulhttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20605697/slovak-peter-bebjak-receives-award-from-karlovy-vary-film-fest.htmlSlovak Peter Bebjak receives award from Karlovy Vary film fest2017-07-17T17:09:58ZAmong the winners of the 52nd year of the International Film Festival (IFF) Karlovy Vary, there is one Slovak; his film was even praised by the Variety and Hollywood Reporter.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20605355/ostry-grun-team-wins-halusky-eating-competition.htmlOstrý Grúň team wins halušky-eating competition2017-07-17T14:21:10ZThe two-day festival celebrating the Slovak national dish is organised regularly in the central Slovakia village of Turecká.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20605392/bratislavans-can-again-dine-in-the-air.htmlBratislavans can again dine in the air2017-07-17T13:07:43ZThe Dinner in the Sky event returns to the Slovak capital after last year’s premiere.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20602080/falcons-found-home-in-slovakia.htmlFalcons found home in Slovakia2017-07-16T06:45:00ZRecord number of nesting red-footed falcons in last seven years.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20602066/spectacular-slovakia-mansion-of-sered-on-film.htmlSpectacular Slovakia: Mansion of Sereď on film2017-07-15T06:35:00ZLearn about both the history and present day of Sereď mansion from a video.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20603453/sightseeing-at-a-faster-pace.htmlSightseeing at a faster pace2017-07-14T06:21:02ZA guided running tour is an alternative to traditional sightseeing by bus or on foot in Bratislava.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20602054/morning-at-spis-castle.htmlMorning at Spiš castle2017-07-14T06:15:00ZIvan Dovala from Žilina filmed a video of Spiš castle waking up.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20603353/foreigners-events-around-slovakia.htmlForeigners: Events around Slovakia2017-07-13T20:10:22ZTips for performances and other events in the Slovak regions between July 14 and 23, including a box gala, a pole dance international event, a commemorative ride on an aerial lift in the High Tatras, an international folklore festival, a violin cocnert in high mountains, and a host of music festivals and concerts – early music performances at a medieval castle, a guitar festival, a saxophone quartet touring Slovakia, and many others.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20602577/plane-spotters-get-observation-holes-in-the-fence-around-bratislava-airport.htmlPlane spotters get observation holes in the fence around Bratislava airport2017-07-13T14:30:40ZThe holes help photographers to make better images of air craft.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20602924/weekend-rides-on-historical-electric-railway-available-for-the-whole-season.htmlWeekend rides on historical electric railway available for the whole season2017-07-13T13:22:21ZThe summer operation of the Trenčín Electrical Railway (TREŽ) began earlier this year and will continue until September 3.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20601661/the-room-of-maria-theresa-is-one-of-four-in-the-humenne-manor-house.htmlThe room of Maria Theresa is one of four in the Humenné manor-house2017-07-11T23:53:59ZThe four painted rooms in the Drugeth manor-house in Humenné were all ordered by nobleman István XIV. Csáky. The one dedicated to Maria Theresa – whose 300th anniversary is celebrated this year – probably dates back to 1773.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20579117/foreigners-events-in-bratislava.htmlForeigners: Events in Bratislava2017-07-11T20:34:33ZTips for performances and other events in the capital between July 14 and July 23, including concerts, parties, festivals, classical music, inline skating, exhibitions and more.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20579629/prievidza-launched-a-mobile-guide-app.htmlPrievidza launched a mobile guide app2017-07-11T13:20:20ZThe new app offers necessary information about the town and its surrounding in Slovak and English.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20579152/to-hell-for-playing-cards.htmlTo hell for playing cards2017-07-10T18:01:24ZThe goal of the Crusades in the Middle Ages was to regain holy sites for the Christians. It is known, however, that the Crusaders did not achieve great success in Asia, and though the campaigns were carried out in the name of higher ideals, they mostly degraded into low looting.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20578799/reconstructed-17th-century-tower-at-katarinka-is-open-to-the-public.htmlReconstructed 17th century tower at Katarínka is open to the public2017-07-10T15:05:46ZThe Dechtice church tower near the ruins and monastery of St Catherine, often called Katarínka, opened for the public on July 6.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20577929/last-day-of-pohoda-taken-by-alt-j.htmlLast day of Pohoda taken by Alt-J2017-07-09T11:29:24ZPresident Andrej Kiska attended one of the discussions.