Spectator.sme.sk - The Slovak Spectatorhttps://spectator.sme.sk/rssSlovakia's English-language newspaper covering politics, business, culture, sport and opinion -- with real time news updates.rss_contact_emailskNámestie Slobody gets faceliftThe architectural tender will gather ideas for the redesign of the biggest square in BratislavaFri, 22 Sep 2017 17:39:59 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20655544/namestie-slobody-gets-facelift.htmlPot, pipes and cannonballs: archaeologists research in FiľakovoFound objects enrich the exhibition at the Castle Museum in Fiľakovo.Fri, 22 Sep 2017 07:20:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20653874/pot-pipes-and-cannonballs-archaeologists-research-in-filakovo.htmlForeigners: Events around SlovakiaTips for performances and other events in the Slovak regions between September 22 and October 1, including dance, music to suit all tastes, a historic train, one of the oldest marathons in Europe, and lots more.Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:43:16 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20654704/foreigners-events-around-slovakia.htmlBrestovská jaskyňa cave has attracted great interest since the very beginningIn the first year of being opened to public, the cave in Orava attracted thousands of visitors.Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:42:54 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20654388/brestovska-jaskyna-cave-has-attracted-great-interest-since-the-very-beginning.htmlForeigners: Top 10 events in BratislavaTips for the top 10 events in the capital between September 22 and October 1, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:12:37 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20652489/foreigners-top-10-events-in-bratislava.htmlKošice offers games with virtual penguinsThe Botanical Garden in Košice opens new exhibition on Antarctica.Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:03:52 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20653453/kosice-offers-games-with-virtual-penguins.htmlFranciscan garden opens for the publicGarden was closed for years.Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:26:39 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20652671/franciscan-garden-opens-for-the-public.htmlThe double nostalgia of UzhgorodThe castle in the Ukrainian town of Uzhgorod can evoke double nostalgia in Slovakia, as well in Czech landsTue, 19 Sep 2017 12:54:31 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20652517/the-double-nostalgia-of-uzhgorod.htmlFundamental values explored at Divadelná Nitra 2017This time round, the Slovak, European and US ensembles at the theatre festival focus on #fundamentals, i.e. basic values and the essence of all things.Mon, 18 Sep 2017 18:19:46 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20652026/fundamental-values-explored-at-divadelna-nitra-2017.htmlŠaštín: 40,000 attend the national pilgrimage on Our Lady of Seven SorrowsOn the national holiday of the patron saint of Slovakia around 40,000 people attended the national pilgrimage to the basilica dedicated to her.Mon, 18 Sep 2017 15:18:05 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20651815/sastin-40000-attend-the-national-pilgrimage-on-our-lady-of-seven-sorrows.htmlGirl from Orava bears title of World Champion in armwrestlingShe had promised to bring the gold medal home.Sun, 17 Sep 2017 06:20:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20650373/girl-from-orava-bears-title-of-world-champion-in-armwrestling.htmlKonvergencie festival hails life and mourns a musical legendThis year, the festival of chamber music, Konvergencie / Convergences will be laughing with one eye and crying with the other: its leitmotif is anniversaries – and unfortunately also death.Sat, 16 Sep 2017 14:05:02 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20650078/konvergencie-festival-hails-life-and-mourns-a-musical-legend.htmlFamous Rednex has a new singer - from SlovakiaThe singers’ happy fortune happened by accident when she took to the microphone for a sound check.Sat, 16 Sep 2017 07:05:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20649319/famous-rednex-has-a-new-singer-from-slovakia.htmlBlog: Healing waters: Rise and fall of the Korytnica spaThis elegant spa location, healing generations since the 16th century, has been in decay since 2003. But why?Fri, 15 Sep 2017 10:00:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20649568/blog-healing-waters-rise-and-fall-of-the-korytnica-spa.htmlSave the little owlPeople can influence species of animals by how they spend their money.Fri, 15 Sep 2017 07:40:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20649290/save-the-little-owl.htmlSmall-Carpathian express takes tourists around the regionThe bus runs during weekends and holiday days from Bratislava to Budmerice until ChristmasThu, 14 Sep 2017 23:11:34 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20649650/small-carpathian-express-takes-tourists-around-the-region.htmlForeigners: Events around SlovakiaTips for performances and other events in the Slovak regions between September 15 and 24, including opera, contemporary dance, a bonsai exhibition, a language cafe, and a lot of jazz, rock, and classical music.Thu, 14 Sep 2017 17:22:16 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20649633/foreigners-events-around-slovakia.htmlRačkova Dolina valley has got six wooden statues, 4 metres tallNear the municipality of Pribylina, a tourist attraction and art have been combined by local hoteliers and volunteers.Thu, 14 Sep 2017 15:22:45 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20649533/rackova-dolina-valley-has-got-six-wooden-statues-4-metres-tall.htmlToo many emotions or ideas after reading a book? Maybe you should join a book clubBook clubs are becoming more and more popular in Slovakia.Thu, 14 Sep 2017 13:53:29 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20646466/book-clubs-in-Slovakia.htmlForeigners: Top 10 events in BratislavaTips for the top 10 events in the capital between September 15 and September 24, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.Thu, 14 Sep 2017 12:30:16 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20646409/foreigners-top-10-events-in-bratislava.htmlDays of Sophia in BratislavaUnlike some national celebrations hailing cultures of foreign countries, the week in mid-September (plus one exhibition opened earlier) hail just one city, the Bulgarian capital.Wed, 13 Sep 2017 22:25:05 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20648912/days-of-sophia-in-bratislava.htmlGoethe Institute will answer questions about the digital environmentA series of events held between September and November will focus on data, global control and monitoring.Wed, 13 Sep 2017 21:58:30 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20648903/goethe-institute-will-answer-questions-about-the-digital-environment.htmlA historical train may connect Košice and Tokaj in HungaryExperiences show that historical train rides are popular abroad.Wed, 13 Sep 2017 14:18:56 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20648498/a-historical-train-may-connect-kosice-and-tokaj-in-hungary.htmlWooden churches in one placePrešov Region wants to invest more into religious tourism.Tue, 12 Sep 2017 14:22:33 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20647564/wooden-churches-in-one-place.htmlBrazilslava 2017 comes to the capitalSeveral festivals of foreign cultures enhance the Slovak capital. A newcomer in this field is Brazilslava, a word play suggesting Brazilian arts and culture have come to Bratislava.Tue, 12 Sep 2017 06:25:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20646876/brazilslava-2017-comes-to-the-capital.htmlMuseum of vintage mobiles in Dobšiná attracts foreign mediaA young man began collecting old mobile phones two years ago. Today, 1,500 models constitute a true museum of vintage mobile phones.Mon, 11 Sep 2017 14:06:10 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20646443/museum-of-vintage-mobiles-in-dobsina-attracts-foreign-media.htmlSlovak literature in spotlightLiterature in a language used by a relatively small number of people, like the Slovaks, is limited by his very fact. However, translation into a more commonly used language opens the door to the world and this has happened with an anthology of Slovak literature in English, Into the Spotlight.Mon, 11 Sep 2017 11:54:14 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20646368/slovak-literature-in-spotlight.htmlSpectacular Slovakia: Bardejov’s old synagogue on filmThe synagogue is one of only two surviving nine-bay synagogues in Slovakia.Sun, 10 Sep 2017 09:30:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20641609/spectacular-slovakia-bardejovs-old-synagogue-on-film.htmlSlovaks bring medals from The World Police and Fire GamesSlovak brothers represent Slovakia with success.Sat, 09 Sep 2017 09:30:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20641625/slovaks-bring-medals-from-the-world-police-and-fire-games.htmlAlmost nothing recalls legendary Pressburg archivist in BratislavaArchivist and art lover Ján Batka was a friend of Franz Liszt and discovered sculptor Ján FadruszFri, 08 Sep 2017 15:52:16 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20644723/almost-nothing-recalls-legendary-pressburg-archivist-in-bratislava.htmlThe Guardian used a frozen bubble photo from SlovakiaThe daily published the photo by a Slovak photographer on its title page.Fri, 08 Sep 2017 10:30:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20641638/slovak-catches-attention-abroad-with-frozen-bubble-photo.htmlForeigners: Events around SlovakiaTips for performances and other events in the Slovak regions between September 1 and 10, including a historical market, dance performances, a variety of festivals, musical performances, museum events and much more.Thu, 07 Sep 2017 19:16:20 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20644012/foreigners-events-around-slovakia.htmlLimes Day 2017 revives Roman history in BratislavaThe 20th year of the Roman games, or Limes Day, lures visitors to a borough on the outskirts of Bratislava where antique findings prove the existence of an ancient settlement.Thu, 07 Sep 2017 16:22:39 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20643918/limes-day-2017-revives-roman-history-in-bratislava.htmlLos Angeles Times: Zuzana Mauréry played the Teacher brilliantlyThe Slovak-Czech co-production film The Teacher is an exceptional lesson on corruption in the communist society, with brilliant actress Zuzana Mauréry in the main role, the Los Angeles Times wrote.Wed, 06 Sep 2017 23:55:08 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20643280/los-angeles-times-zuzana-maurery-played-the-teacher-brilliantly.htmlStará Ľubovňa Castle reveals new secretsResearch continues at the site of the former military barracks.Wed, 06 Sep 2017 14:30:32 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20642884/new-discoveries-uncovered-at-stara-lubovna-castle.htmlForeigners: Top 10 events in BratislavaTips for the top 10 events in the capital between September 8 and September 17, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.Wed, 06 Sep 2017 11:25:55 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20642472/foreigners-top-10-events-in-bratislava.htmlNew extreme sports hall opens in BratislavaA new multifunctional hall is meant to improve sporting opportunities in the capital and its surroundings.Tue, 05 Sep 2017 14:56:36 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20642036/new-extreme-sports-hall-opens-in-bratislava.htmlKomárno disastersIf we could somehow be transported to a Slovak town in, let us say, the 15th century, it is quite probable we would not be able to identify it. Towns were often plagued by disasters that completely changed their image.Tue, 05 Sep 2017 06:45:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20641094/komarno-disasters.htmlSpa town has new attraction: a tree-houseA romantic tree-house with an area of 33 square metres lies close to Spa Park on a hiking route.Mon, 04 Sep 2017 14:11:22 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20641021/spa-town-has-new-attraction-a-tree-house.htmlSlovak Theatre in London to tour SlovakiaAn expat theatre ensemble performing both in Slovak and in English will return to their homeland in September with their new play.Mon, 04 Sep 2017 07:30:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20636784/slovak-theatre-in-london-to-tour-slovakia.html