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Spectacular Slovakia: Culture and travel tips

Inspiration for outings, interesting weekend reads in a weekly overview of news about culture and travel in Slovakia. Compiled by Peter Dlhopolec, published every Friday. Sign up for Spectacular Slovakia newsletter

Have you got any tips? You can reach Peter at peter.dlhopolec@spectator.sk.

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August 12 is World Elephant Day. In the picture, you can see Maja and Gula in the zoo in Bojnice.
Are you ready for a weekend ride? 12. Aug 2022, at 9:41
An open-air display on Hviezdoslavovo Square in Bratislava celebrates Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee and 70 years of service to the people of the Commnonwealth.
Cheers to the weekend. 5. Aug 2022, at 11:17
Umbrellas are installed up in the air and above the main road in Trstené pri Hornáde near Košice.
Get your own bucket list before you start exploring the Košice Region. 29. Jul 2022, at 10:18
The Suchá Belá gorge in Slovak Paradise National Park, eastern Slovakia, lacks water. Yet, it is still a great adventure to set out on. In the picture, a hiker climbs a ladder at Misové Waterfalls.
A film, book, and events and places to go to and enjoy on your days off. 22. Jul 2022, at 14:03
Photo: An elongated cloud was seen in the Poprad area on July 13, 2022.
Explore Slovakia and listen to a 1980's summer tune that will make you groove. 15. Jul 2022, at 9:09
Trebišov, a small town in eastern Slovakia, finished the renovation of its public swimming pools last year. The new design has received a nomination for the prestigious Slovak architecture award CE ZA AR 2022. Click on the picture to see more pictures of the nominated design.
Tips on what to watch and where to go in one place. 8. Jul 2022, at 13:13
Pohoda Festival will return to Trenčín airport next week. Black Pumas, Sigrid, Lianne La Havas, Wolf Alice, Slowthai are some of the artists to perform at the festival.
A trip to Trstená, lavender fields, or a folk music festival are our weekend tips for you. 1. Jul 2022, at 13:25
A huge scale model of Banská Štiavnica.
Meet Ukrainian cinematographer Leonid Burlaka through a screen, explore Slovak science, or hop on historical trams. 24. Jun 2022, at 15:02
British documentary maker Nigel Marven makes a documentary about Slovak wildlife.
A weekly summary of culture and travel in Slovakia, plus weekend events. 17. Jun 2022, at 12:23
The exhibition "Začepčený Spiš", which takes place from May 14 to September 30, 2022 in the Podtatranské Museum in Poprad, eastern Slovakia, presents the diversity and beauty of married women's caps in the Spiš region. According to the cap, it was possible to recognise the social status, nationality and also the religious affiliation of a married woman.
Recommendations for the weekend, latest culture news on Bratislava, and feature stories. 10. Jun 2022, at 12:32
Bardejov, eastern Slovakia, is another town to have a giant sign placed in its town centre.
Join in a virtual tour across Slovakia, learning more about events and good news from Slovak regions. 3. Jun 2022, at 13:57
The Zemplínska Šírava dam in eastern Slovakia.
Great events are held in western, central and eastern Slovakia this weekend. Pick your favourite. 27. May 2022, at 11:34
A clock installed at the Church of the Conversion of St. Paul the Apostle on St. Mary's Square in Žilina, on May 18, 2022.
A book that costs €1,500, Urban Market kicks off in Bratislava, and where to go to relive the 1944 uprising. 20. May 2022, at 11:20
A training session of the Slovak national hockey team before the May 13 match against France on May 12, 2022, in Helsinki, Finland.
Find the latest travel and culture news in the Spectacular Slovakia Roundup. 13. May 2022, at 13:02
Sheep at the Zbojská saddle, central Slovakia.
"The Bodyguard", a stage musical, has premiered in Slovakia. Join us in listening to the 2021 best-selling album. 6. May 2022, at 11:34
The opening of another traditional rafting season on the River Váh in Strečno, Žilina Region, in late April 2022.
We've got you covered on the last day of April and Labour Day. 30. Apr 2022, at 7:01
A symbolic opening of Bratislava City Days in April 2018.
Here's what Bratislava's three-day festival offers throughout the weekend. 22. Apr 2022, at 14:57
An Easter bus on April 8, 2022, in Partizánske, western Slovakia.
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Set out on Easter hikes or watch Slovakia's best films of recent years. 15. Apr 2022, at 22:01
Spring Markets and Flora Bratislava are the two events that are held at Bratislava's Incheba until April 10, 2022.
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It is a relevant question to be asking ahead of Easter. But we have more to tell you about in this week’s roundup. 8. Apr 2022, at 12:19
Prešov locals are walking with Morenas in their hands to welcome spring on March 27, 2022. Burning a Morena - a Slavic goddess of winter and death - and throwing her into water is an old tradition that has been preserved to date in Slovakia.
We also have a lot of Bratislava news to share with you in this week's Spectacular Slovakia Roundup, including Slovak Film Week. 1. Apr 2022, at 10:50
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