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Slovakia has one of the richest collections of gothic art in Europe

The excellence of the preserved buildings is evident in the number of surviving works of art, winged altars, sculptures and the murals and architectureMichaela Pastorová2. Jul 2020, at 15:25

The gothic church in Štítnik boasts exceptional interior.
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People will protest against plagiarism in politics

The organisers call on Speaker of Parliament Boris Kollár to step down.Compiled by Spectator staff, 2. Jul 2020, at 13:13

Boris Kollár will not use the Mgr. title while in politics, he said in response to plagiarism allegations.

Foreigners can have their say in the future look of Bratislava's iconic old bathhouse

Almost 80 architectural studious from 17 countries enrolled in the competition for refurbishment of the Grössling bathhouse.Compiled by Spectator staff, 2. Jul 2020, at 11:51

Grössling opened to the public in late 2018.

Volkswagen scraps plans in Turkey and might look at Bratislava instead

Reports suggest the German carmaker might widen its production in its plant in Slovakia.Compiled by Spectator staff, 1. Jul 2020, at 20:06

Volkswagen Slovakia

Alien black pines give way to original nature at Bratislava’s Devínska Kobyla

Planting trees is not always a good idea, say nature conservationists.Jana Liptáková, 1. Jul 2020, at 17:17

The slope of Devínska Kobyla with removed black pines.
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Findings in Bratislava surprised archeologists: Vydrica disclosed remains of Arsenal

The developer of the new city district is seeking ways to incorporate the basement of the historical structure into their project.Jana Liptáková, 27. Jun 2020, at 10:50

The excavated basement of the historical Arsenal.
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Bratislava’s Petržalka is tighting up on drinking in public

Those caught red-handed could be fined up to €33.Compiled by Spectator staff, 23. Jun 2020, at 20:24

Petržalka adds more places to the list of where drinking in public is prohibited.

Bratislava becomes home of European Labour Authority

ELA is meant to make Europe’s labour market fairer and enable citizen mobility.Jana LiptákováNina Hrabovská Francelová, 23. Jun 2020, at 13:00

Take a look at the view from the first completed residential tower of Zaha Hadid’s project in Bratislava

Interest in the yet-to-be-built fourth residential tower exceeds supply by almost 10 times.Compiled by Spectator staff, 18. Jun 2020, at 11:53

The Sky Park project under construction
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Yellow, red or white bike? Bratislava has several sharing options

Another bikesharing project has started in BratislavaJana Liptáková, 16. Jun 2020, at 16:34

Shared red bikes in Rača.

Bratislava’s Istrochem is a chemical time bomb

Declassified report shows that the environmental pollution on its premises is close to an ecological disaster.Jana Liptáková, 11. Jun 2020, at 18:24

Istrochem back in 2002

Some summer terraces in Bratislava will be exempt from tax while others will not

Bratislava city council has decreased the tax to zero; the Old Town has only halved it.Compiled by Spectator staff, 11. Jun 2020, at 18:04

Terraces are popular during the summer in Bratislava.

City beach to spruce up a Bratislava waterfront after all

Beach with no admission fee will change its location.Compiled by Spectator staff, 4. Jun 2020, at 14:07

Magio Beach on Tyrš Waterfront in Bratislava in summer 2014.

Napoleonic soldier returns to duty in Bratislava's centre

The statue has been repaired after vandals tore it down two years ago.Compiled by Spectator staff, 3. Jun 2020, at 17:58

The Napoleonic soldier is back on Main Square.

Iconic pharmacy Salvator in Bratislava is closer to new life

Bratislava city council wants to resurrect pharmacy after becoming exclusive owner.Jana Liptáková, 3. Jun 2020, at 15:04

The Salvator pharmacy has been closed for more than two decades.
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To love or to hate Bratislava (from our archive)

Old and new, revered and jeered, the Slovak capital is a fascinating - if not always lovely - mixture of culture and history.Chris Togneri, 3. Jun 2020, at 14:09

Bratislava in 2002 and today

Rare oaks in Šúr nature reserve near Bratislava can breathe freely again

Nature conservationists, in cooperation with the local government, are returning the silvopasture its original beauty.Jana Liptáková, 2. Jun 2020, at 16:06

Cows are again taking care of Panónsky Háj.
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Afraid of public transport? Try shared bikes, e-scooters or e-mopeds

Bratislava offers diverse alternative transport.29. May 2020, at 14:01

Yellow Slovnaft bikes with green Bolt scooters.

Bratislava airport changes into a temporary parking area for aircraft

International air transport might resume in Slovakia in July.Compiled by Spectator staff, 28. May 2020, at 22:25

Airplanes parked at the Bratislava airport.
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Why are there so many castles in Slovakia?

The story of Slovakia’s castles with a map, dozens of pictures and a list of top 10 castles.Roman Cuprik, 28. May 2020, at 17:00

Romantic Bojnice Castle is one of Slovakia’s favourite tourist destinations.
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