In the Franciscan Square of Bratislava stands a tall Marian column, erected in 1675 at the order of Emperor Leopold I. Marian columns, or plague columns, were built in thanksgiving to the Virgin Mary for averting or…
The castle in the Ukrainian town of Uzhgorod can evoke double nostalgia in Slovakia, as well in Czech lands
If we could somehow be transported to a Slovak town in, let us say, the 15th century, it is quite probable we would not be able to identify it. Towns were often plagued by disasters that completely changed their…
The sauna built in Šumiac by miller Michal Demo after returning from Russian captivity was the first one not just in Slovakia but in the entire former Czechoslovakia. Now it can be saved and re-used.
The Council of Trent that took place in 1545 – 1563 imposed on bishops the obligation to regularly visit parishes in their diocese.
The history of the central-Slovak town of Žarnovica is closely connected with the nearby environment.
The works of the renowned Master Paul are not limited just to Levoča.
The first ethnic group known by name which lived on Slovak territory may have ended differently than previously thought, shows an exhibition presenting many artefacts, interactive features and models.
The goal of the Crusades in the Middle Ages was to regain holy sites for the Christians. It is known, however, that the Crusaders did not achieve great success in Asia, and though the campaigns were carried out in…
The Roma didn’t have an easy life during the Austro-Hungarian Empire, as they were barely tolerated by the majority of the population.
One of the important milestones of our capital is connected with the year 1946. The post-World-War II cabinet came to the conclusion that Bratislava, as the residence of top political and state Slovak national…
The name of the eastern Slovak town of Bardejov has roots in the male Christian name, Bartolomej, or Bartholomew.
An oak of Napoleonic legend was replanted, part of a commemoration spanning several days.
The first written mentions of butchers in the territory of Slovakia date back to the 13th century.
The first – and for a long time also the only solid – bridge in Bratislava appeared in 1890. It was opened with great pomp and splendor; in attendance was Kaiser Ferenc József himself who benignly agreed for the…
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.