https://spectator.sme.sk/r/22/culture-and-lifestyle/atomSpectator.sme.sk - The Slovak Spectator4838-05-27T15:27:41ZSlovakia'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/20833304/most-beautiful-slovak-cake-from-smizany.htmlMost beautiful Slovak cake from Smižany2018-05-27T07:05:00ZA foreign baking website also spotted her work.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20834148/polyglots-flock-to-slovakia.htmlPolyglots flock to Slovakia2018-05-26T15:43:19ZMore than 500 polyglots from over the world are expected to come to Slovakia for the Polyglot Gathering. In the autumn, LingvaFest will enhance the list of linguistic events.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20834123/days-of-early-music-presents-unknown-composers-and-instruments.htmlDays of Early Music presents unknown composers and instruments2018-05-26T15:32:02ZThe 23rd edition of the festival offers eight concerts in a variety of period musical styles, while also presenting composers from Bratislava and forgotten instruments, including one replicated from da Vinci’s drawings.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20834226/souvenir-banknote-featuring-a-tank-sold-out-in-record-time.htmlSouvenir banknote featuring a tank sold out in record time2018-05-24T23:46:15ZThe SNP Museum issued a banknote with a zero nominal value on genuine euro-banknote paper with several security elements.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20834146/the-biggest-cycling-event-in-slovakia-invites-visitors.htmlThe biggest cycling event in Slovakia invites visitors2018-05-24T23:40:51ZBikeFest in Kálnica offers various cycling experiences to whole families.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20833608/chassidic-songs-still-connect-jews-and-gentiles-10-years-later.htmlChassidic Songs still connect Jews and gentiles 10 years later2018-05-24T18:15:00ZThe Chassidic Songs project of 10 years ago gets a new upgrade and new album, combining the talents of a Bratislava rabbi and Slovak musicians.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20833280/slam-poetry-honours-for-decent-slovakia-initiative.htmlSlam poetry honours For Decent Slovakia initiative2018-05-23T22:48:22ZThe third edition of the Clash of Languages will combine German, English and Slovak languages in a unique effort to support the civil initiative.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20833273/dubova-prepares-an-air-show-close-to-bratislava.htmlPlanes will steal the sky above Dubová2018-05-23T22:30:13ZVisitors should expect a colourful programme full of acrobatic demonstrations and tourist flights at the airport in Dubová, close to Bratislava.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20831668/foreigners-top-10-events-in-bratislava.htmlForeigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava2018-05-23T21:50:49ZTips for the top 10 events in the capital between May 25 and June 3, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20832800/the-tower-of-st-james-basilica-in-levoca-to-change-into-an-information-centre.htmlLevoča will have a new information centre2018-05-23T14:09:48ZThe highly visited Basilica of St James in Levoča, containing the tallest Gothic wooden altar in the world, will open a tourist information centre at the entrance to the tower.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20832424/slovak-folklore-traditions-captivated-washington.htmlDo you know what “parta” is?2018-05-22T23:21:11ZThe Party in 21st Century introduced Slovak wedding decorations.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20831917/military-historical-museum-in-svidnik-opened-the-main-season-in-may.htmlMilitary historical museum in Svidník opens the main season2018-05-22T13:54:06ZVarious attractions in the open air and on the field have been made accessible.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20831011/pezinok-cellars-again-open-to-wine-lovers-until-october.htmlPezinok cellars again open to wine lovers until October2018-05-21T14:34:41ZThe typical local wine cellars, called “viechas”, will be open for four days each week, from May until October.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20827714/largest-slavic-gate-in-central-europe-soon-accessible-to-visitors.htmlLargest Slavic gate in central Europe soon accessible to visitors2018-05-20T07:50:00ZThe wooden tower will have two floors with an exposition for visitors, as well as a tunnel.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20827711/sousliks-in-slovensky-kras-survive-winter.htmlSousliks in Slovenský kras survive winter2018-05-19T07:45:00ZEuropean ground squirrels are a significant part of raptor food.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20829034/remnants-of-the-barbed-wire-fence-recall-a-totalitarian-past.htmlRemnants of the barbed-wire fence recall a totalitarian past2018-05-18T13:47:48ZThe last fragments and replicas of the physical Iron Curtain are in Devínska Nová Ves and Petržalkahttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20827710/african-sand-zoo-under-tatras.htmlAfrican sand zoo under Tatras2018-05-18T07:35:00ZAdam Bakoš and a team of carvers from the ice dome at Hrebienok made the statues.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20828607/bratislava-book-festival-highlights-foreign-illustrations-writers.htmlBratislava book festival highlights foreign illustrations, writers2018-05-17T20:25:16ZThe fifth year of the book festival in the Slovak capital offers, apart from local authors and illustrators, a host of foreign guests, including exhibitions of two French artists.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20827706/night-at-the-museum-lures-visitors.htmlNight at the museum lures visitors2018-05-17T13:54:51ZOn the third Saturday of May, museums and galleries across Slovakia offer night tours, theatre performances, exhibits and more.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20825462/slovak-jazz-award-esprit-goes-to-songstress-public-choose-jazz-folk-ensemble.htmlSlovak jazz award Esprit goes to songstress, public choose jazz/folk ensemble2018-05-16T07:05:00ZSongstress and composer Sisa Michalidesová won the Esprit award for The Best Slovak Jazz Album 2017. AMC Trio and Ľudová Hudba Stana Baláža (Stano Baláž Folk Music) won the online public vote.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20825917/foreigners-top-10-events-in-bratislava.htmlForeigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava2018-05-15T22:09:54ZTips for the top 10 events in the capital between May 18 and May 27, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20826672/visit-a-unique-island-on-the-orava-dam.htmlVisit a unique island on the Orava Dam2018-05-15T21:45:10ZA popular exhibition of local naïve art from nearby villages is accessible only by boat from the Orava Dam.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20826281/the-band-oasis-to-be-seen-in-a-unique-screening-in-slovakia.htmlThe band Oasis to be seen in a unique screening in Slovakia2018-05-15T13:41:47ZThe BritPop group of the 1990s returns in a documentary called Oasis: Supersonic, to be screened within the Music & Film program in Bratislava.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20825438/lecture-on-jewish-architects-to-mark-end-of-weinwurm-exhibition.htmlLecture on Jewish architects to mark end of Weinwurm exhibition2018-05-15T06:55:00ZThe Slovak National Gallery exhibition of the renowned Slovak architect who designed several outstanding projects in Bratislava and elsewhere will be enhanced with a lecture in English by Vienna-based Elana Shapira.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20825676/3d-hologram-shows-gothic-phase-of-lubovna-castle.html3D hologram shows Gothic phase of Ľubovňa Castle2018-05-15T06:22:35ZNew exhibition at the castle shows how the castle was built.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20825381/bus-trips-enhance-the-offerings-of-the-kosice-region.htmlBus trips will help explore Košice Region2018-05-14T14:45:56ZAdding to the popular train rides exploring UNESCO heritage sites in the Košice Region, the local tourist board is adding one-day bus trips, combined with wine tasting and playful competitions.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20824280/patron-of-modern-drama-festival-is-german-playwright-schimmelpfennig.htmlGerman playwright Schimmelpfennig patrons drama festival2018-05-14T09:53:14ZThe 2018 edition of the New Drama festival will focus also on Croatian theatre.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20822300/archaeologists-find-oldest-greek-relic-in-slovak-area.htmlArchaeologists find oldest Greek relic in Slovak area2018-05-13T07:30:00ZIt was discovered in a Celtic sacrificial place.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20823466/the-ceremonial-hall-on-the-jewish-cemetery-was-already-unique-when-it-was-built.htmlThe ceremonial hall on the Jewish cemetery was already unique when it was built2018-05-11T13:06:48ZThe recent restoration has returned the building its original austere beautyhttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20822287/taiwanese-makes-cover-of-slovak-hockey-anthem.htmlTaiwanese makes cover of Slovak hockey anthem2018-05-11T08:00:00ZHe tried to ice skate, sing and play the guitar all at once.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20822629/special-plane-will-take-pictures-of-slovakia-and-the-czech-republic.htmlSpecial plane expected to take better pictures of Slovakia2018-05-10T13:10:34ZThe increasing number of municipalities in both countries are interested in quality aerial shots.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20821521/bratislava-is-europes-third-most-affordable-town-for-a-summer-city-break.htmlBratislava is Europe’s third most affordable town for a summer city break2018-05-09T17:54:13ZLondon airport took into account six factors when working out the ranking.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20821888/kezmarok-and-spis-castle-have-opened-the-summer-tourist-season.htmlWhat will the summer season offer at Kežmarok and Spiš Castles?2018-05-09T14:11:50ZA festive weekend at the two castles in the eastern Spiš region, with more attractive events promised, has officially launched the high season in this area.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20820765/renovation-of-national-gallery-delayed-other-projects-continue.htmlRenovation of national gallery delayed, other projects continue2018-05-09T06:55:00ZWhile the vast renovation of the head building of the SNG is not expected to be completed before the beginning of 2020, on a positive note the art website Web Umenia is thriving, free admission and accompanying events – including Sunday Rest in English, continue.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20820651/foreigners-top-10-events-in-bratislava.htmlForeigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava2018-05-08T22:25:00ZTips for the top 10 events in the capital between May 11 and May 20, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20820747/foreign-experts-evaluate-slovak-music-katarzia-did-not-impress-pjoni-has-good-prospects.htmlForeign experts evaluate Slovak music: Katarzia did not impress, Pjoni has good prospects2018-05-08T06:35:00ZOrganisers of the Eurosonic festival explain why they are supporting the Slovak music scene.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20820636/shipping-season-on-the-liptov-sea-has-officially-begun.htmlShipping season on the “Liptov sea” has officially begun2018-05-07T13:43:27ZOn May 5, “shipping season” was opened for the first time at the Liptovská Mara dam, which contains the first public lakeside marina in Slovakia.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20818822/bratislava-f-x-messerschmidt-cafe.htmlBratislava F.X. Messerschmidt Café2018-05-07T06:00:00ZF.X. Messerschmidt Café is not a place for hipster products or creative cheesecakes. We focus instead on old-time classics.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20818348/watch-award-winning-slovak-experimental-film.htmlWatch award winning Slovak experimental film2018-05-05T07:10:00ZThe film was shot with special infrared technology.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20818543/what-mysteries-are-concealed-by-the-crown-topping-st-martins-cathedral.htmlWhat mysteries are concealed by the crown topping St Martin’s Cathedral?2018-05-04T13:50:00ZLightning struck the cathedral’s tower several times and the crown has several bulletholes