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_emailskDo you know where you can find the highest placed statue in Slovakia?Sculptors have decorated the High Tatras with ice statuesSat, 19 Jan 2019 09:35:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22027888/do-you-know-where-you-can-find-the-highest-placed-statue-in-slovakia.htmlSpectacular Slovakia #18: Be a miner for a dayYou cannot walk more than a few metres without seeing some symbol of Banská Štiavnica’s rich mining history.Thu, 17 Jan 2019 10:35:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22030602/spectacular-slovakia-18-be-a-miner-for-a-day.htmlIn the Tatras they have to clean Nativity scene of snow to be able to see itBesides the Nativity scene, there is an over-sized figure of mountain load bearer.Tue, 15 Jan 2019 13:58:50 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22025816/in-the-tatras-they-have-to-clean-nativity-scene-of-snow-to-be-able-to-see-it.htmlNew tourist attraction: Historical train will connect Brezno and Slovak ParadiseThe train will connect three national parks.Tue, 15 Jan 2019 01:05:37 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22025810/new-tourist-attraction-historical-train-will-connect-brezno-and-slovak-paradise.htmlNew York Times recommends a trip to the Tatra MountainsOther destinations, like Košice or Oravská Lesná are also mentioned.Mon, 14 Jan 2019 13:51:35 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22028255/new-york-times-recommends-a-trip-to-the-tatra-mountains.htmlNew look-out tower rises in northern SlovakiaThe tower overlooks one of the biggest prehistoric settlements in the Slovak area.Fri, 11 Jan 2019 06:27:57 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22020396/new-look-out-tower-rises-in-northern-slovakia.htmlSki resort Bachledka welcomed tourists with new cable car and parking placesAlso a popular spot for hikers.Thu, 10 Jan 2019 13:11:59 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22018461/ski-resort-bachledka-welcomed-tourists-with-new-cable-car-and-parking-places.htmlSpectacular Slovakia #17: A hidden landmark in the far west of BratislavaEveryone has been to Devín at one time or another.Wed, 09 Jan 2019 17:12:50 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22024963/spectacular-slovakia-17-in-devin-you-can-sip-on-history-together-with-currant-wine.htmlWhen crooked Kriváň is not crookedA Slovak symbol can also be straight. It depends on the point of view.Wed, 09 Jan 2019 12:55:14 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22020402/when-crooked-krivan-is-not-crooked.htmlThe story of Bratislava's Town Hall is now accessible to foreignersVisitors can learn about this architectonic gem via an interactive game.Mon, 07 Jan 2019 14:40:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22020381/the-story-of-bratislavas-town-hall-is-now-accessible-to-foreigners.htmlWant to do cross-country skiing? Visit SkalkaMore than 60 kilometres of routes.Thu, 03 Jan 2019 14:16:11 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22018469/want-to-do-cross-country-skiing-visit-skalka.htmlWinter beauty of Tatras, when waterfalls turn to icefallThis one is located in Mlynická Valley.Wed, 02 Jan 2019 14:10:06 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22018450/winter-beauty-of-tatras-when-waterfalls-turn-to-icefall.htmlDo not miss this unique chance to visit the Katarínka Tower in winterThe tower was designated Cultural Monument of 2017.Mon, 31 Dec 2018 13:31:35 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22018454/do-not-miss-this-unique-chance-to-visit-the-katarinka-tower-in-winter.htmlNew lookout tower will be 40 metres high and offer the most spectacular viewsIn the future, there will be also cycling route leading to the tower.Thu, 20 Dec 2018 14:07:26 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22008087/new-lookout-tower-will-be-40-metres-high-and-offer-the-most-spectacular-views.htmlSpectacular Slovakia #16: Put your money under your plate on Christmas EveSlovak Christmas traditions are about wishes for good health, positive family relations, but also money.Thu, 20 Dec 2018 10:32:31 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22013115/spectacular-slovakia-16-put-your-money-under-your-plate-on-christmas-eve.htmlSkiers can fly to the Tatras and Liptov this winter seasonRoutes to Poprad operate from London, Riga and Kiev.Mon, 17 Dec 2018 14:00:33 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22008074/skiers-can-fly-to-the-tatras-and-liptov-this-winter-season.htmlNew attraction to arise at Skalka in the form of a suspended cable bridgeThere will probably be more attractions to come.Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:29:31 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22002810/new-attraction-to-arise-at-skalka-in-the-form-of-a-suspended-cable-bridge.htmlSpectacular Slovakia #15: In Slovakia, the Christmas dinner becomes a part of your familyPrepare your taste buds, we are going to have a bite of Slovak ChristmasThu, 13 Dec 2018 14:18:34 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22008098/christmas-in-slovakia-traditional-food-podcast.htmlMuráň Castle is undergoing reconstructionIt is the third-highest castle location in Slovakia.Wed, 12 Dec 2018 14:09:43 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22002840/muran-castle-is-undergoing-reconstruction.htmlLiptov region to have a new attraction: Olympic Airbus A320Accessible to the public from summer of 2020.Tue, 11 Dec 2018 13:41:41 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22002828/liptov-region-to-have-a-new-attraction-olympic-airbus-a320.htmlWinter hiking in the Tatras? Check this tipOr stay warm and cosy and enjoy it via the photos.Mon, 10 Dec 2018 13:25:57 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22002827/winter-hiking-in-the-tatras-check-this-tip.htmlVideo about Prešov Region awarded at international festivalHow many places from the video have you visited?Sat, 08 Dec 2018 09:30:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20971377/video-about-presov-region-awarded-at-international-festival.htmlIce Cathedral in the Tatras is open for visitorsWarm weather caused problems during construction.Thu, 06 Dec 2018 22:52:56 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20971359/ice-cathedral-in-the-tatras-is-open-for-visitors.htmlSpectacular Slovakia #14: It’s time to head eastKošice and Prešov make for a very different tourist experience than western Slovakia.Thu, 06 Dec 2018 13:53:45 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22002606/travelling-to-eastern-Slovakia-Kosice-Presov.htmlJánošíkove Diery offer a spectacular walk in natureDolné Diery is also accessible in winter.Tue, 04 Dec 2018 14:10:21 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20971355/janosikove-diery-offer-a-spectacular-walk-in-nature.htmlGarden changed to gallery of wooden sculpturesMonuments of Banská Štiavnica are also a source of his inspiration.Sat, 01 Dec 2018 09:35:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20968384/garden-changed-to-gallery-of-wooden-sculptures.htmlVolunteers show how they are renewing the manor house in JablonicaEnjoy a photo tour showing their hard work.Fri, 30 Nov 2018 06:23:57 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20968376/volunteers-show-how-they-are-renewing-the-manor-house-in-jablonica.htmlSpectacular Slovakia #13: At Christmas markets, you can drink baconEven though Christmas seems to come earlier every year, the markets in Bratislava are something to look forward to.Wed, 28 Nov 2018 21:38:14 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20972877/spectacular-slovakia-13-at-christmas-markets-you-can-drink-bacon.htmlVisit Kežmarský Castle, the only completely preserved castle in the Spiš regionVisiting the castle is connected with visiting the castle chapel and lookout tower.Wed, 28 Nov 2018 14:12:42 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20968370/visit-kezmarsky-castle-the-only-completely-preserved-castle-in-the-spis-region.htmlBlog: Discover Trenčín Region with a new guideThe region reports an increased number of visitors.Tue, 27 Nov 2018 15:08:03 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20971500/blog-discover-trencin-region-with-a-new-guide.htmlNovelties await enthusiastic skiers in ski resortsSki season is about to start.Tue, 27 Nov 2018 13:53:25 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20968174/novelties-await-enthusiastic-skiers-in-ski-resorts.htmlGale changed the face of the Tatras fourteen years agoSome areas have revived on their own.Mon, 26 Nov 2018 13:34:20 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20968394/gale-changed-the-face-of-the-tatras-fourteen-years-ago.htmlCrawling out of the ground or floating in the air. Visit the new gallery of optical illusionsThe gallery is a perfect way to spend a rainy day in Liptov.Thu, 22 Nov 2018 22:37:23 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20964753/crawling-out-of-the-ground-or-floating-in-the-air-visit-the-new-gallery-of-optical-illusions.htmlSpectacular Slovakia #12: What makes golf in Slovakia special?Some golf courses are inexpensive and offer a chance to beginners.Wed, 21 Nov 2018 17:32:33 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20967339/spectacular-slovakia-12-what-makes-golf-in-slovakia-special.htmlUnique lookout spot offers camera-like viewsPreviously located in a gallery, today it lures tourists to nature.Wed, 21 Nov 2018 14:06:17 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20964764/unique-lookout-spot-offers-camera-like-views.htmlBest historical hotel in Europe is in the High TatrasYou will find the best spa procedure here, too.Tue, 20 Nov 2018 14:04:18 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20964750/best-historical-hotel-in-europe-is-in-the-high-tatras.htmlNew lookout tower provides views of the Austrian AlpsIt is located not far from Bratislava.Thu, 15 Nov 2018 23:51:47 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20955168/new-lookout-tower-provides-views-of-the-austrian-alps.htmlAccommodation only for adventurous soulsThe most eastern point of Slovakia is worth seeingWed, 14 Nov 2018 13:28:40 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20955145/accommodation-only-for-adventurous-souls.htmlNitra has a bench for fleasUnique project of funny benches lures both locals and tourists to sit near riverbanks.Tue, 13 Nov 2018 14:14:01 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20955150/nitra-has-a-bench-for-fleas.htmlSacred spot from Middle Ages is surrounded by legends even todayPeople believed that water from holes in the rock near Prešov could heal their diseases.Mon, 12 Nov 2018 14:38:53 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20955161/sacred-spot-from-middle-ages-is-surrounded-by-legends-even-today.html