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/20744301/piestany-censored-famous-czech-artist.htmlPiešťany censored famous Czech artist2018-01-23T13:40:29ZThe criticism for moving paintings by Jiří Načeradský came from both Slovak and foreign art experts and collectors.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20744285/cross-country-skiers-have-to-pay-for-the-tracks-near-kremnica.htmlCross-country skiers have to pay for the tracks near Kremnica2018-01-23T13:31:20ZThe money will be used to maintain the tracks belonging among the best in Slovakia.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20743518/national-gallery-celebrates-70th-anniversary.htmlAdmission to the national gallery will be free in 2018. Check what it prepares2018-01-22T13:48:23ZThe Slovak National Gallery in Bratislava celebrates 70th anniversary in 2018.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20743469/pohoda-dominates-european-festival-awards.htmlPohoda named the most environmentally-friendly festival in Europe2018-01-22T13:29:10ZSlovak open-air music festival received a record seven nominations in the Netherlands.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20739270/publication-of-286-hand-painted-maps-belongs-to-slovak-records.htmlPublication of 286 hand-painted maps belongs to Slovak records2018-01-21T07:35:00ZEach map takes months of painstaking detailed work.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20742459/film-featuring-awarded-slovak-actress-screened-with-english-subtitles.htmlFilm featuring awarded Slovak actress screened with English subtitles2018-01-20T17:36:23ZThe movie which brought the European Film Academy Award 2017 for Best Actress to Slovak Alexandra Borbély will be shown with English subtitles in Bratislava.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20739258/the-biggest-antiquarian-bookshop-from-leopoldov-is-stored-in-trnava.htmlThe biggest antiquarian bookshop from Leopoldov is stored in Trnava2018-01-20T07:30:00ZThe new year could bring a new cultural centre in antiquarian bookshop.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20740828/presov-has-a-new-attraction-a-model-of-the-historical-city.htmlPrešov has a new attraction, a model of the historical city2018-01-18T13:56:26ZThe model shows how the eastern Slovak city used to look in 1768.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20740364/us-director-brings-russian-bylina-to-bratislava.htmlUS director brings Russian bylina to Bratislava2018-01-18T09:15:00ZDaniel Kramer, a controversial US theatre director, will soon premiere a co-production with the Flemish Opera in the Slovak National Theatre.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20739956/walking-your-dog-in-bratislava.htmlWalking your dog in Bratislava2018-01-18T04:40:08ZLarge Bratislava boroughs offer dog parks and plan to open more.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20740349/crematorium-in-bratislava-is-architectural-revelation.htmlCrematorium in Bratislava is an architectural revelation2018-01-17T18:26:25ZThose who have experienced farewells in other crematoria know what makes it special. Now the best work by the architect Ferdinand Milučký is getting a monographhttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20737742/foreigners-top-10-events-in-bratislava.htmlForeigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava2018-01-17T15:05:32ZTips for the top 10 events in the capital between January 19 and January 28, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20738216/slovakia-marks-european-cultural-heritage-year.htmlSlovakia marks European Cultural Heritage Year2018-01-17T07:20:00Z2018 as the European Cultural Heritage Year will be marked mostly by educational events stressing the value of cultural heritage and by efforts to manifest to the public that the cultural heritage in Europe is a common asset of all nations of the continent.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20739119/russians-win-the-tatry-ice-master-2018.htmlRussians win the Tatry Ice Master 20182018-01-16T23:42:19ZIce-sculptors worked with a massive 50 tonnes of ice on the weekend of January 12-14; their sculptures remain on display.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20735787/exhibition-shows-old-maps-of-europe-and-slovakia.htmlExhibition shows old maps of Europe and Slovakia2018-01-16T13:00:57ZOne of the oldest maps of the Slovak National Library shows only Europe, part of Asia and the northern coast of Africa.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20738175/historical-theatre-building-needs-urgent-reconstruction.htmlHistorical theatre building needs urgent reconstruction2018-01-16T07:10:00ZThe state of disrepair of the historical building of the Slovak National Theatre has threatened operation.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20738535/reconstructed-klopacka-tower-in-hodrusa-hamre-features-untypical-face.htmlReconstructed klopačka tower in Hodruša-Hámre features unusual face2018-01-15T19:45:53ZThis klopačka tower is one of only five preserved in Slovakia.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20738128/velky-rozsutec-is-open-just-dont-forget-your-climbing-irons.htmlVeľký Rozsutec is open, just don't forget your climbing irons2018-01-15T13:58:52ZOne of the most photogenic mountains in the Malá Fatra range is open in the winter, too.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20738046/opera-ball-opens-2018-season.htmlOpera Ball opens 2018 season2018-01-15T13:24:07ZThe popular Opera Ball continues its mission to help disabled children.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20735776/royal-chocolate-made-by-slovak.htmlRoyal chocolate made by Slovak2018-01-13T06:30:00ZSome of the chocolate art pieces are decorated with gold or silver.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20735909/what-are-the-top-10-places-in-the-bratislava-region.htmlWhat are the top 10 places in the Bratislava Region?2018-01-12T09:07:53ZA documentary series of 10 videos raises questions as to whether we can produce the same good wine as our ancestors, what the life of a foreigner who does not speak Slovak is like and why people move out of Bratislava to the countryside.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20735763/women-show-skills-in-draught-horse-competition.htmlWomen show skills in draught horse competition2018-01-12T07:25:00ZOrganized by a woman, three showed up in the driver’s seat.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20735459/restorers-uncover-underground-secrets-of-plavec-castle.htmlRestorers uncover underground secrets of Plaveč Castle2018-01-11T13:49:24ZThe castle continues its transformation.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20734641/tatra-ski-resorts-satisfied-with-visitors-rate-plan-attraction-for-this-weekend.htmlTatra ski resorts satisfied with visitors’ rate2018-01-10T13:30:38ZThe ski resorts in the High Tatras are happy with the visitors’ rate during the “high season” of the winter holidays; but the programme continues, with an ice-sculpting competition this weekend.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20733768/foreigners-top-10-events-in-bratislava.htmlForeigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava2018-01-09T21:31:32ZTips for the top 10 events in the capital between January 12 and January 21, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20733919/mysterious-filakovo-castle-underground-lured-more-than-a-thousand-visitors.htmlMysterious Fiľakovo Castle underground lured more than thousand visitors2018-01-09T14:14:18ZUnder this historical construction, attractive exhibition site will be created soon. Pod historickou stavbou čoskoro vznikne atraktívne výstavné miesto.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20730986/slovak-astrophysicists-return-from-olympiad-in-thailand-with-medals.htmlSlovak astrophysicists return from Olympiad in Thailand with medals2018-01-09T12:52:05ZEvery year the competition grows, getting tougher for Slovakia to maintain its good standing.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20733535/slovak-drama-offered-to-foreigners.htmlSlovak drama offered to foreigners2018-01-09T07:30:00ZThe Slovak National Theatre continues its tradition of adding English subtitles to select drama pieces of the January programme for non-Slovak speakers.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20733532/warm-weather-wakes-up-spring-flowers-on-sunny-slopes-of-devinska-kobyla-hill.htmlWarm weather wakes up spring flowers on sunny slopes of Devínska Kobyla hill2018-01-08T22:29:20ZApart from snowdrops and pansies, pheasant’s eye is also beginning to blossom.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20733173/nativity-scene-made-of-snow-lured-hundreds-of-people-to-tatras.htmlNativity scene made of snow lured hundreds of people to Tatras2018-01-08T13:52:00ZManager Peter Petras Sr. attracts hundreds of visitors to Rainer chalet with his snowy replica of Bethlehem.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20733101/famous-slovak-film-and-theatre-actor-labuda-dies.htmlFamous Slovak film and theatre actor Labuda dies2018-01-08T13:29:03ZOne of the most prominent actors of his generation, Marián Labuda, who starred in several iconic movies and plays, died at age 73.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20730998/lego-passion-becomes-exhibition.htmlLego passion becomes exhibition2018-01-06T07:20:00ZA family shows their constructions at the exhibition Bricklandia.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20730928/do-you-know-where-to-ice-skate-in-bratislava.htmlDo you know where to ice skate in Bratislava?2018-01-05T10:00:00ZOutside ice rinks are located in the Old Town as well as near shopping centres.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20730977/ancient-board-game-has-no-parallel-in-europe.htmlAncient board game has no parallel in Europe2018-01-05T07:10:00ZThe game was found in the tomb of a Germanic prince in Poprad.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20730905/eastern-slovakia-offers-several-tourist-gems.htmlEastern Slovakia offers several tourist gems2018-01-04T14:10:14ZLook for Spiš Jerusalem, Ruská Bystrá or Slovakia’s Little Croatia.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20729923/spisska-nova-ves-offers-a-tourist-guide-mobile-app.htmlSpišská Nová Ves offers a tourist-guide mobile app2018-01-02T21:46:28ZThe application simplifying navigation in this eastern-Slovak city has been prepared both in Slovak and English.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20727705/foreigners-top-10-events-in-bratislava.htmlForeigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava2017-12-29T12:54:03ZTips for the top 10 events in the capital between December 29 and January 7, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20727778/do-you-know-where-to-enjoy-an-offline-holiday-in-slovakia.htmlDo you know where to enjoy an offline holiday in Slovakia?2017-12-29T07:55:00ZYou don’t need to travel far, Slovakia can also be a destination for an offline holiday or a trip to the middle of nowhere.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20727773/are-the-tatra-mountain-lakes-disappearing.htmlAre the Tatra mountain lakes disappearing?2017-12-28T21:49:25ZTatra nature is slowly changing, both naturally and due to humans.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20727696/bratislava-gearing-up-for-new-years-eve.htmlBratislava gearing up for New Year’s Eve2017-12-28T18:23:45ZThis year the city has prepared a unique audiovisual show and traditional run over the Danube bridges