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Another regional capital gets a "hipster mayor"

Smer lost all the regional capitals.Michaela Terenzani, 11. Nov 2018, at 12:18

Marek Hattas won in Nitra.

Seven must-see exhibitions from the Month of PhotographyPhoto

Bratislava hosts the 28th year of the photography festival.Jana Liptáková, 8. Nov 2018, at 5:33

Former teahouse next to the old, Soviet-era Afghan Exhibition of Economic &Social Achievements in Kabul, 2001

Slovakia will elect the next mayors and councillors on Saturday

Foreigners with permanent residence can cast their vote as well.Jana Liptáková, 7. Nov 2018, at 22:32

Foreigners: Top 10 events in BratislavaVideo

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between November 9 and November 18, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.Compiled by Spectator staff, 6. Nov 2018, at 19:50

In spite of the warm weather, Bratislava gets its regular Christmas tree

Christmas markets in the Slovak capital will start in mid November.Compiled by Spectator staff, 5. Nov 2018, at 12:53

Christmas tree on Main Square in Bratislava.
UPDATED: 31 Oct 2018, at 10:47

Coworking spaces spring up like mushrooms in SlovakiaPhoto

Every regional capital in Slovakia has a coworking space. Lately, they also started appearing in smaller towns.Nina Francelová, 31. Oct 2018, at 10:50

Foreigners: Top 10 events in BratislavaVideo

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between November 2 and November 15, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.Compiled by Spectator staff, 30. Oct 2018, at 20:10

Moving the Foreigners' Police to Vajnory is an improvement

But more can be done for foreigners, says Vajnory Mayor and candidate for the mayor of the capital, Jan Mrva.Jana Liptáková, 29. Oct 2018, at 17:04

Ján Mrva

Bratislava on the brink of historyPhoto

Not only personalities, but also their sculptures experienced turbulent times.Jana Liptáková, 29. Oct 2018, at 7:40

Ceremonial unveiling of the sculpture of T. G . Masaryk on October 28, 2010.

IPI will demand justice in the murder of Kuciak

The organisation will also carry out a solidarity visit to the memorial for Ján Kuciak and Martina Kušnírová in Bratislava and meet with representatives of the Slovak media community.Compiled by Spectator staff, 25. Oct 2018, at 13:44

Illustrative stock photo

Long-neglected Kamenné Square in Bratislava downtown is a getting facelift

Next year asphalt will be replaced by stone and remaining billboards will be removed.Compiled by Spectator staff, 25. Oct 2018, at 9:51

Kamenné Square before revitalisation.

Foreigners: Top 10 events in BratislavaVideo

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between October 26 and November 4, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.Compiled by Spectator staff, 23. Oct 2018, at 20:50

Whale is bringing magical Icelandic music to BratislavaVideo

Hvalur, the first festival of Icelandic music in central Europe, will present established Icelandic musicians as well as rising stars.Jana Liptáková, 23. Oct 2018, at 8:23

Hugar will be one of Icelandic formations that will perform at Hvalur, festival of Icelandic music.

Business lures more than sightseers to Bratislava

Behind the increase in business clientele are hundreds of conferences held in the Slovak capital.Compiled by Spectator staff, 19. Oct 2018, at 0:47

Bratislava

Documentary on Slovak paramilitary group wins award

The ceremony ended the six-day film festival in Bratislava.Compiled by Spectator staff, 18. Oct 2018, at 13:12

Slovak Levies during training.

Mika: Bratislava needs to define what kind of city it is

Former top media manager Václav Mika believes experiences from running the public-service broadcaster can be useful in running the capital.Jana Liptáková, 18. Oct 2018, at 13:04

Václav Mika

Foreigners: Top 10 events in BratislavaVideo

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between October 19 and October 28, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.Compiled by Spectator staff, 16. Oct 2018, at 20:25

What the first month of bike-sharing in Bratislava showed us

During the winter months the bike-sharing scheme will be adapted to the weather.Compiled by Spectator staff, 12. Oct 2018, at 7:02

Yellow bikes are popular in Bratislava

Brace yourselves for longer queues at the Foreigners’ Police

What are the police doing to solve the current problems?Compiled by Spectator staff, 11. Oct 2018, at 13:26

Foreigners Police building in Bratislava.