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/20874181/how-rock-music-helped-bring-down-the-totalitarian-regime.htmlHow rock music helped bring down the totalitarian regime2018-07-20T06:30:00ZA new film shows that Rock & Roll, forbidden in the Soviet Union, helped to end the Cold War.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20868793/first-phase-of-new-cycling-route-connects-horna-streda-and-nove-mesto-nad-vahom.htmlFirst phase of new cycling route connects Horná Streda and Nové Mesto nad Váhom2018-07-20T06:08:01ZThe cycling route will measure 100 kilometres overall.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20873723/movies-under-an-open-sky-feel-differently-than-in-an-air-conditioned-cinema.htmlMovies under an open sky feel differently than in an air-conditioned cinema2018-07-19T09:10:26ZThe popularity of outdoor cinemas is increasing in Bratislavahttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20871900/foreigners-top-10-events-in-bratislava.htmlForeigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava2018-07-18T20:40:00ZTips for the top 10 events in the capital between July 20 and July 30, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20868867/zemplinska-sirava-lures-visitors-with-sand-kingdom.htmlZemplínska Šírava lures visitors with sand kingdom2018-07-18T14:15:15ZFairy-tale characters attract both children and adults.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20868872/corn-labyrinth-is-for-both-children-and-adults.htmlCorn labyrinth is for both children and adults2018-07-17T14:05:32ZNobody getting lost by now.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20868907/do-you-know-where-the-highest-hotel-in-slovakia-is.htmlDo you know where the highest hotel in Slovakia is?2018-07-16T14:45:58ZPope John Paul II is among its distinguished visitors.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20871561/cnn-recommends-best-tourism-sites-in-slovakia.htmlWhat are the best tourism sites in Slovakia recommended by CNN?2018-07-16T13:43:41ZIn its travel section the article describes the 11 best places to visit, suggested by Pavlo Fedykovych.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20869808/if-slovak-celebrities-raised-their-voices-we-could-help-the-dying-director.htmlIf Slovak celebrities raised their voices, we could help the dying director2018-07-13T17:34:34ZSlovak director Kirchhoff commented on Slovakia’s stance towards a political prisoner in Russia, whose story will be shown on film in Bratislava.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20870162/imi-lichtenfeld-finally-has-a-memorial-plaque-in-bratislava.htmlCreator of the Krav Maga self-defense system was from Bratislava2018-07-13T16:41:34ZThe versatile athlete Imi Lichtenfeld finally has a memorial plaque in the Slovak capital.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20869234/blog-dont-leave-skalica-without-a-bite-of-trdelnik-like-i-did.htmlBlog: Don’t leave Skalica without a bite of trdelník - like I did2018-07-13T13:00:00ZBright flowers, wholesome buildings, and impeccable streets; these are the first things I notice when I wander through the centre.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20869093/the-biggest-esperanto-summer-school-arrives-to-liptovsky-mikulas.htmlThe biggest Esperanto summer school arrives to Liptovský Mikuláš2018-07-12T13:43:40ZThis town will host the biggest summer Esperanto school in the world for the first time.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20863729/tourism-between-the-polish-and-slovak-tatras-will-be-improved-by-new-connections.htmlTourism between the Polish and Slovak Tatras will be improved by new connections2018-07-12T13:36:35ZTrain connection is also on the list in the future.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20868152/zero-euro-banknotes-with-slovak-motifs-generate-unexpected-demand.htmlZero Euro banknotes with Slovak motifs generate unexpected demand2018-07-12T12:49:49ZSouvenir banknotes have become a collectors’ phenomenon in Slovakia.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20868528/cult-bratislava-clubs-who-owns-them-and-how-are-they-doing.htmlCult Bratislava clubs: Who owns them and how are they doing?2018-07-12T08:48:59ZNot all clubs have survived as long as the Subclub or Unique.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20868101/pohoda-was-allforjan.htmlPohoda was #AllforJan2018-07-11T14:57:54ZJán Kuciak’s colleagues said why he was dangerous for organised crime.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20866188/i-will-always-hold-you-tight-martin-has-a-new-mural.htmlI will always hold you tight. Martin has a new mural2018-07-11T14:43:39ZThe historical central-Slovak town received a gift for the Czechoslovak centenary. Take a look at the murals in the streets of Martin, Bratislava, and Košice.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20863717/english-language-tour-in-bojnice-castle-without-previous-booking-it-is-possible-in-summer.htmlEnglish-language tour in Bojnice castle without previous booking? It is possible in summer2018-07-11T13:15:49ZMuseum has guides speaking English, German, Spanish, Polish and Russian language.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20868162/international-childrens-violin-orchestra-to-play-in-the-high-tatras-again.htmlInternational children’s violin orchestra to play in the High Tatras again2018-07-11T13:04:55ZA special concert at Skalnaté Pleso mountain lake will be the culmination of the fifth gathering of young violinists. The open-air event is free for visitors of the High Tatras.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20866494/foreigners-top-10-events-in-bratislava.htmlForeigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava2018-07-10T21:50:00ZTips for the top 10 events in the capital between July 13 and July 22, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20863702/ice-express-to-connect-kosice-and-dobsinska-ice-cave.htmlIce express to connect Košice and Dobšinská Ice Cave2018-07-10T14:13:38ZTourists using the train do not need to change.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20866754/plans-for-the-restoration-of-rusovce-manor-house-draw-criticism.htmlPlans for the restoration of Rusovce manor house draw criticism2018-07-09T16:56:43ZArchitects as well as the general public dislike the proposed interior and nobiliary features.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20863689/the-first-umbrella-street-in-bratislava-attracts-both-tourists-and-locals.htmlThe first Umbrella Street in Bratislava attracts both tourists and locals2018-07-09T13:58:29ZIt is inspired by Slovak motifs.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20866519/half-a-million-people-attended-the-levoca-pilgrimage-at-the-weekend.htmlHalf a million people attended the Levoča pilgrimage at the weekend2018-07-09T13:23:31ZThe traditional event has seen an increased interest not just in mass but also in confession.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20865436/what-is-it-like-completing-slovakias-hardest-trek.htmlWhat is it like completing Slovakia's hardest trek?2018-07-08T23:01:32ZAt the beginning, they were just three strangers enduring pain and harsh weather during the SNP Heroes’ trek.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20865855/president-kiska-at-pohoda-slovakia-is-a-mafia-state.htmlPresident Kiska at Pohoda: Slovakia is a mafia state2018-07-07T23:32:41ZFestival welcomes parents of murdered couple on Saturday.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20865556/jamie-cullum-i-would-come-to-pohoda-myself-just-for-fun.htmlJamie Cullum: I would come to Pohoda myself, just for fun2018-07-07T09:44:45ZThe second day of Pohoda was rainy in the night.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20859371/do-not-miss-a-chance-to-visit-smolenice-castle-this-summer.htmlDo not miss a chance to visit Smolenice castle this summer2018-07-07T09:35:00ZNikita Khrushchev, once the most powerful man in the Soviet Union, spent a couple days in the castle, too.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20859393/minibus-operates-tourist-centres-in-slovensky-raj.htmlMinibus operates tourist centres in Slovenský raj2018-07-06T11:50:00ZHolder of Slovenský raj & Spiš tourist card have summer minibus for free.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20864834/first-day-of-pohoda-festival-is-chemical.htmlFirst day of Pohoda festival was “chemical”2018-07-06T10:28:28ZThe opening concert was dedicated to Ján Kuciak and Martina Kušnírová.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20862017/brothers-who-gave-slovaks-more-than-christianity.htmlBrothers who gave Slovaks more than Christianity2018-07-05T06:30:00ZDespite playing an important role in the history of Slovakia, some historians have suggested very little was preserved from their work on the Slovak territory.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20859386/cycling-race-combined-with-sight-seeing-starts-in-the-east-of-slovakia.htmlCycling race combined with sight-seeing starts in the east of Slovakia2018-07-04T15:03:35ZThree more races will take place during the summer.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20863426/foreigners-top-10-events-around-slovakia-in-july.htmlForeigners: Top 10 events around Slovakia in July2018-07-04T13:44:50ZThe selection of events not to miss in various regions around Slovakia next month, from an epic hike, to bryndzové halušky championship, to summer music festivals and international craft festival, as well as truck races.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20862698/foreigners-top-10-events-in-bratislava.htmlForeigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava2018-07-03T21:18:12ZTips for the top 10 events in the capital between July 6 and July 15, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20859383/enjoy-ride-in-zobor-in-a-carriage-pulled-by-a-team-of-horses.htmlEnjoy a ride in Zobor in a carriage pulled by horses2018-07-03T14:18:57ZThere are two types of rides to experience.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20859398/charm-of-tatra-veterans-look-at-ride-in-rack-railway-at-strbske-pleso.htmlCharm of Tatra veterans. Take a look at the rack railway at Štrbské Pleso2018-07-02T14:52:08ZCurrent carriages are almost 50-year-old.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20853782/former-gamekeepers-cabin-turned-into-tourist-facility.htmlFormer gamekeeper’s cabin turned into tourist facility2018-06-30T09:30:00ZIt is located at a junction of touristic cycling and cross country skiing routes.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20859054/bratislava-in-an-authentic-manner.htmlBratislava in an authentic manner2018-06-29T11:20:00ZTravel agency shows traces of communism as well as how the city is changing now.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20859860/art-or-barbarism-hotel-kyjev-turned-into-street-art.htmlArt or barbarism? Hotel Kyjev turned into street-art2018-06-28T23:29:10ZThe artistic work, which has already prompted various responses, will probably remain on the building until its reconstruction.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20859799/kick-off-your-summer-holiday-with-a-concert-in-a-cave.htmlKick off your summer holiday with a concert in a cave2018-06-28T23:03:21ZFor fans of unique experiences, the Pružinská Dúpna Cave is offering not just a literal Open Day with artificial lighting and a guided tour but also a concert.