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/20628724/mondays-are-not-blue-in-museums.htmlMondays are not blue in museums2017-08-19T02:10:00ZMost Slovak museums and galleries are closed on Mondays, but the Slovak National Museum – SNM – decided to present some of its branches.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20629052/bratislava-marks-birthday-of-its-unique-character.htmlBratislava marks birthday of its unique character2017-08-18T15:22:33ZSchӧner Náci has a life-size statue in the city centre.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20628888/push-your-limits-and-grow.htmlPush your limits and grow2017-08-18T12:30:00ZThe Duke of Edinburgh Award helps young Slovaks achieve their goals and develop.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20626947/blog-5-things-you-should-do-on-your-visit-to-the-north-of-slovakia.htmlBlog: 5 things you should do on your visit to the north of Slovakia2017-08-18T10:00:00ZHere is a list of tips by an experienced tour guide - including things you have probably not tried before.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20628379/unique-discovery-proves-contact-between-great-moravia-and-orient.htmlUnique discovery proves contact between Great Moravia and Orient2017-08-18T07:05:00ZArabic coin was found at the hillfort of Neštich.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20628621/marian-varga-was-unique-as-musician-and-personality.htmlMarián Varga was unique, as musician and personality2017-08-18T06:10:00ZThe man who was behind several of Slovak firsts – like the first art-rock band in then-communist Czechoslovakia, or the first original Slovak modern musical – died at the beginning of August. His friends and colleagues reminisce.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20628676/foreigners-events-around-slovakia.htmlForeigners: Events around Slovakia2017-08-17T13:41:37ZTips for performances and other events in Slovak regions between August 18 and 27, including an air show, a multi-genre urban festival, a clown show, a festival of teamsters, a golf tournament, and a lot of music.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20628610/sumiac-breaks-sweat-record-first-sauna-to-be-revived.htmlŠumiac breaks sweat record: first sauna to be revived2017-08-17T12:56:31ZThe sauna built in Šumiac by miller Michal Demo after returning from Russian captivity was the first one not just in Slovakia but in the entire former Czechoslovakia. Now it can be saved and re-used.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20627569/have-you-ever-climbed-a-via-ferrata.htmlHave you ever climbed a via ferrata?2017-08-16T18:00:00ZIn central Slovakia, there is one also suitable for beginners. Here are some of the views it offers.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20625807/foreigners-top-10-events-in-bratislava.htmlForeigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava2017-08-16T15:43:52ZTips for the top 10 events in the capital between August 18 and August 27, as well as regular services in different languages, training for foreigners in English and highlights of the year.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20627261/bratislava-gets-three-more-smart-benches.htmlBratislava gets three more smart benches2017-08-15T19:20:14ZThe solar-powered benches can charge mobiles and offer free wi-fi.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20627280/national-gallery-confronts-visitors-with-rough-school.htmlNational gallery confronts visitors with Rough School2017-08-15T18:28:06ZAn exhibition, subtitled Contemporary Graphic Art Confronting History, shows the less-known, less decorative and less usual works of graphic artists of one generation.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20059736/best-hiking-trails-in-Slovakia-top.htmlBest hiking trails in Slovakia (Spectacular Slovakia - travel guide)2017-08-15T15:00:00ZThis regularly updated feature on hiking in Slovakia provides tips on "hidden" routes and top hiking trips.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20626421/exhibition-on-slovak-state-now-online-and-in-english.htmlExhibition on Slovak State now online and in English2017-08-15T06:06:52ZThose, who missed the Dream vs. Reality exhibition can view it online.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20626435/uhrovec-castle-opens-its-doors-during-night-of-castle-ruins.htmlUhrovec castle opens its doors during Night of Castle Ruins2017-08-15T05:55:07ZVolunteers will prepare a multimedia installation for visitors.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20626318/the-longest-dry-toboggan-in-slovakia-is-being-built-in-the-bachledova-dolina-valley.htmlThe longest dry toboggan in Slovakia is being built in the Bachledová Dolina Valley2017-08-14T16:48:19ZIn the Spišská Magura mountain rage, two new features for tourists will be added.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20626291/not-even-the-storm-disrupted-the-first-day-of-the-grape-festival.htmlNot even the storm disrupted the first day of the Grape Festival2017-08-14T16:41:15ZCheck out the gallery.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20626259/slovak-philharmonic-choir-performed-at-bbc-proms-festival.htmlSlovak Philharmonic Choir performed at BBC PROMS festival2017-08-14T16:01:53ZAfter 13 years, the choir of the Slovak Philharmonic sang, together with another choir, at the oldest and biggest classical music festival.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20623049/slovak-won-prestigious-photographic-contest-for-the-first-time.htmlSlovak won prestigious photographic contest for the first time2017-08-12T06:35:00ZThe photographer learnt how to take photos on her own.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20624131/bathing-in-danube-has-its-charm-as-well-its-downside.htmlBathing in Danube has its charm as well its downside2017-08-11T12:07:25ZBratislavans used to bathe at the legendary Lido but also in unique floating poolshttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20623030/young-man-finds-4000-year-old-dagger-by-accident.htmlYoung man finds 4,000-year-old dagger by accident2017-08-11T06:05:00ZOnly four daggers this old were found in Slovakia until now.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20623783/foreigners-events-around-slovakia.htmlForeigners: Events around Slovakia2017-08-10T18:57:48ZTips for performances and other events in the Slovak regions between August 11 and 20, including a hovercraft championship, a guided visit to the game-park, a cross-culture multi-genre festival, several historical re-enactments and open-air concerts, as well as a lot of classical, jazz and rock music.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20623471/stone-spheres-in-kysuce-attracting-tourists.htmlStone spheres in Kysuce attracting tourists2017-08-10T14:05:27ZOne of the curiosities of the Kysuce region is mysterious stone spheres; the area around Čadca is the biggest discovery site in all Europe.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20621356/foreigners-top-10-events-in-bratislava.htmlForeigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava2017-08-10T13:04:42ZTips for the top 10 events in the capital between August 11 and August 20, as well as regular services in different languages, training for foreigners in English and highlights of the year.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20623107/chocolate-maker-in-slovakia-invests-in-communities.htmlChocolate maker in Slovakia invests in communities2017-08-10T07:07:31ZForget sheep cheese and liquor. Slovaks can also earn recognition in the chocolate industry.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20623080/music-legend-marian-varga-dies-at-70.htmlMusic legend Marián Varga dies at 702017-08-10T06:12:06ZThe famous Slovak composer and musician passed away on August 9.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20622240/belianska-cave-charms-visitors-for-135-years.htmlBelianska Cave charms visitors for 135 years2017-08-09T09:27:14ZIt was one of the first caves with electricity in the world, and the only one opened to the public in the High Tatras.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20621143/lumiere-cinema-has-record-visitor-rate-in-first-half-of-2017.htmlLumiére cinema has record visitor rate in first half of 20172017-08-08T07:00:00ZThe Bratislava-based Lumiére cinema had a record number of visitors in the first half of this year, with Slovak movies also being popular with audiences.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20621384/wooden-rafts-on-dunajec-becoming-more-popular.htmlWooden rafts on Dunajec becoming more popular2017-08-08T05:56:30ZPeople sometimes have to wait three hours for the ride.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20621309/visitors-centre-and-parking-to-be-added-for-the-andrassy-mausoleum.htmlVisitors’ centre and parking to be added for the Andrássy Mausoleum2017-08-07T17:10:35ZThe fire at Krásna Hôrka Castle cut down the number of visitors, and thus, the nearby mausoleum is striving to win them back by adding new services.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20621291/lucnica-enchanted-audiences-within-a-unique-experience.htmlLúčnica enchanted audiences within a unique experience2017-08-07T16:51:14ZAfter decades, the famous folklore ensemble performed under the ski jumps at the Štrbské Pleso resort in the High Tatras.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20621136/the-married-priest-at-devin.htmlThe married priest at Devín2017-08-07T14:51:37ZThe Council of Trent that took place in 1545 – 1563 imposed on bishops the obligation to regularly visit parishes in their diocese.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20618084/new-cafe-in-bratislava-offers-playground-for-dogs.htmlNew café in Bratislava offers playground for dogs2017-08-06T06:35:00ZSpace where dogs can take their owners.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20618660/animeshow-offered-korean-singing-competition.htmlAnimeShow offered Korean singing competition2017-08-05T09:30:00ZOne of the new elements was the international dancing and singing competition K-Pop World Festival.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20618618/slovak-christmas-tree-in-brussels.htmlSlovak Christmas tree in Brussels2017-08-05T09:30:00ZThe ceremony was organised by Brussels Mayor Yvan Mayeur, who thanked Slovakia for the “beautiful tree”.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20618010/spectacular-slovakia-nitra-castle-on-film.htmlSpectacular Slovakia: Nitra castle on film2017-08-05T06:45:00ZA reconstruction in 2013 uncovered a unique fresco of high artistic value and technical quality from around 1400 AD.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20618568/sister-cities-cooperate-more-like-family.htmlSister cities cooperate more like family2017-08-04T12:30:00ZTwinning agreements between Slovak and Belgian cities enable residents to keep in touch with the culture and life in both countries.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20618816/danube-embankment-in-bratislava-turning-into-camping-site.htmlDanube embankment in Bratislava turning into camping site2017-08-04T06:56:05ZThe Bratislava City Council does not see any problem with using this place for parking.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20618066/archaeologists-uncover-remains-of-infirmary-in-trnava.htmlArchaeologists uncover remains of infirmary in Trnava2017-08-04T06:20:00ZThe oldest dwellers of Trnava still remember what infirmary and chapel looked like.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20618844/foreigners-events-around-slovakia.htmlForeigners: Events around Slovakia2017-08-04T01:53:51ZTips for performances and other events in the Slovak regions between August 4 and 13, including special mediaeval castle events, a Theresian historical festival, a yoga festival, a battle re-enactment, a film seminar, crafts workshop, new circus performance and workshop, a golf charity event, and a lot of music and parties, mostly open-air ones.