For about a century and a half, the territory of modern Slovakia was a direct neighbour of the expanding Ottoman Empire. The southern regions of Slovakia especially suffered from Turkish behaviour.
The name of the Invalids’ Church / Invalidský kostol in Trnava may be a bit confusing.
Some time at the end of the 1920s, Czech painter Václav Malý climbed the steep slope of Čebrať Hill, and from there he painted a panoramic picture of the town Ružomberok.
The town of Moldava nad Bodvou in eastern Slovakia was originally not called Moldava.
In this postcard from 1902, we see three elderly men courting a young lady. Considering their clothes, this situation might have happened at some festive event, maybe a ball.
In the past, the area between the modern-day Slavín monument and Palisády neighbourhood was composed of vast vineyards.
All mediaeval towns saw a similar story: during their path to independence and autonomy, they clashed with the implacable stance of their lords. The town of Kežmaork, lying in the Spiš region, thus clashed with…
When and where this fascinating photo was made is a mystery - the only lead the image of three card players fascinated by a bottle of wine reveals is its publisher.
Hiking trails in High Tatras could tell tales on how advantageous it was in the past to lie close to main railway lines; thanks to this fact, they thrived and got rich thanks to regular and abundant visits by…
This Christmas card dates, with all probability, to the 1930s. Although the writing it contains is in Slovak, the architecture of the village buildings shows that the artist who made this painting was probably Czech…
The spa village of Tatranská Polianka was known by several names in the past. The predominant name was Weszterheim, or Weszter’s House, after a businessman of that name who bought it in 1881 as part of the plots of…
Lapis refundii, or the Rock of Refuge, is a well-known notion in Slovak history, connected with the ancient era of Tartar raids.
The Habsburg imperial court belonged among the mightiest in Europe but at home, its position was not always easy.
Deep in the Low Tatra mountains, one of the most picturesque spas in Slovakia used to stand.
History is like a very long story of which nobody remembers the beginning quite clearly. This is especially true in cities where monuments commemorating older events are usually replaced by newer ones.
Kláštor pod Znievom is a small town lying in central Slovakia, in the historical province of Turiec. Its name recalls the time when “the great history” was written here.
Among the components of a medieval monastery was normally a library with scriptorium.
The Benedictine monastery in Hronský Beňadik lies very close to Slovenská Brána, a sort of canyon through which the Hron river leaves the Žiarska Dolina valley and flows further to the Danubian lowland.
In this photo from 1909, a band from the region of Šariš is posing. According to the plate one of the musicians is holding, it is clear that the picture was taken somewhere in Bohemia.
The name of the central-Slovak village Kunerad has caused sleepless nights for several linguists.