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Alternative taxi services deliver food instead of people

Coronavirus prevents taxis from taking people, so they are looking for new services.Compiled by Spectator staff, 2. Apr 2020, at 11:24

Taxi services offer food deliveries.
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Who is the man who welcomes visitors to Bratislava's Main Square?

Schöner Náci was a real historical figure.Compiled by Spectator staff, 2. Apr 2020, at 7:00

Schöner Náci

Former military premises in Bratislava forests open to public

Parallel road brings Bratislavans to recreation area more safely.Jana Liptáková, 1. Apr 2020, at 16:41

The parallel road with Pekná Cesta Road.

Unused silo block will turn into a landmark

Developer searching for building’s new function.Jana Liptáková, 29. Mar 2020, at 18:37

The silo block in the former Palma's premises.

Slavín WWII memorial will get a facelift

The plan to build the WWII museum here has not materialised yet.Compiled by Spectator staff, 28. Mar 2020, at 20:51

Commemoration festivities of the end of WWII are traditionally held at Slavín.

Air at Štrbské Pleso is 29 times healthier than in Bratislava

Experts examine the number of solid nanoparticles in the air.Compiled by Spectator staff, 28. Mar 2020, at 9:35

Štrbské Pleso
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Ancient coins in the east, “Rubberneck” in the west

Read a roundup of travel and culture stories for March 23-29, 2020.Compiled by Spectator staff, 27. Mar 2020, at 3:57

Tourists climb up a ladder in the national park Slovenský raj.
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Man at work sign is one of Bratislava's most popular landmarks

Most tourists don't leave Bratislava without a picture with the iconic Čumil.Compiled by Spectator staff, 26. Mar 2020, at 7:00

Rubberneck (Čumil)

Bratislava's SNP Square was packed in 2018. Today, it's a desert

Responsibility drew masses to the squares two years ago, now it dictates people should not gather.Michaela Terenzani, 20. Mar 2020, at 12:33

SNP Square in Bratislava in March 2018 versus now (March 2020).

Cars will be cast away from the Tyršovo embankment

Part of the wild car park is already fenced.Jana Liptáková, 19. Mar 2020, at 7:28

The fenced part of the wild parking lot on Tyršovo Nábrežie
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The cradle of Slovakia's theatre in Bratislava

Historical building of the Slovak National Theatre was designed by famous duo of architects.Compiled by Spectator staff, 19. Mar 2020, at 7:00

Slovak National  Theatre – Historical building

Parking policy could affect the real estate market in Bratislava

Views of real estate analysts differ over the impact of the parking policy.Compiled by Spectator staff, 16. Mar 2020, at 16:45

Parking in Bratislava now.

Twenty hospital employees quarantined due to hospital failure in Bratislava

A patient, later diagnosed with coronavirus, underwent examinations and stayed in the Ružinov hospital without proper measures taken.Compiled by Spectator staff, 14. Mar 2020, at 16:09

The medical facility in Ružinov.

Environmentalists counted bats at Železná studnička

They do not want to be disturbed.Compiled by Spectator staff, 14. Mar 2020, at 10:45

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Bratislava in one day: Take a train ride through the centre and beyond

The tourist trains are the fastest way to get to know Bratislava's landmarks.Compiled by Spectator staff, 12. Mar 2020, at 19:00

Prešporáčik (Bratislava Tourist Train)

New wooden jetty in a village near Bratislava

More new attractions should appear in Zálesie.Compiled by Spectator staff, 11. Mar 2020, at 13:57


An ancient symbol of globalisation in central Bratislava

The Old Town Hall tells tales of famous royals and precious improvisations.Anna Fay, 10. Mar 2020, at 14:03

Foreigners and Slovaks in Bratislava pose in the beautiful interior of the Old Town Hall.

Zlaté Piesky lake is giving up the last pieces of a crashed plane

The air crash in 1976 was one of the biggest air disasters to occur in the former Czechoslovakia.Compiled by Spectator staff, 9. Mar 2020, at 16:02

Recovered remains of the crashed IL-18 plane.

Coronavirus: In the case of suspicion, temperature is a deciding factor

Some people had problems contacting the helpline. The ministry and regional health authority call on people to be patient.Ján Krempaský9. Mar 2020, at 13:01

Illustrative stock photo
UPDATED: 11. Mar 2020, at 20:04

Coronavirus: Many schools in Slovakia have been closed (overview)

Bratislava will close all primary schools, art schools and kindergartens.Compiled by Spectator staff, 9. Mar 2020, at 11:33