The town hall is situated in the middle of the town square. Slovak historians considered it to be the first secular renaissance building in the territory. Since its inception the town hall emphasized the importance of Bardejov in the upper Šariš region. In addition to being the seat of the town council, the building also served as a socio-cultural center. While the ground floor served for commerce, the premises of the first floor functioned as town’s treasury. At present, the town hall serves as a place for the historical exhibition “The Free Royal Town of Bardejov”. The most famous being that of Knight Roland – the defender of city’s rights. On the other side of the spectrum lies an infamous sculpture of a boy, bent over and displaying his naked buttocks towards the reeve’s house. The cheeky piece is an ingenious form of revenge against the city’s officials who denied the artisans their rightful pay. The most important artefacts of the exhibition include gothic sculptures, period guilds items, urban seal of 1453, precious Venetian glasses, a brilliant ring of Empress Elisabeth as well as The Little Calvary – an opus of magister Paul of Levoča. The artistic value of Bardejov’s […]
The statue of Juraj Janosik stands in Terchova above the village towards Vratna Valley. It was built by locals to their famous native. It is a monumental statue of an over – lifetime size. The statue of Juraj Jánošík is made of stainless steel sheet and measures 7 and a half meters. It’s author is academic sculptor Ján Kulich and statue was built in 1988.
The Slovak State Philharmonic, Košice – Slovakia The Slovak State Philharmonic, Košice (SFK) was founded in 1968. In short time it ranked amongst foremost representatives of the Slovak performance art and recorded remarkable achievements on the concert stages of European countries but also in a number of substantial cities of Asia and Americas. The orchestra performs more than 60 concerts during a concert season. The Slovak State Philharmonic, Košice had concerts on the International Music Festivals and in the outstanding cultural centres. In 1994, SFK presented as a first Slovak Symphonic orchestra in America. The orchestra worked with many foremost artists such as Valerij Gergiev, Alexander Rahbari, Jiří Bělohlávek, Thomas Sanderling, Tadeusz Strugala, Antoni Wit, Libor Pešek, Emin Khatshaturyan, Edita Gruberová, Luciano Pavarotti, Plácido Domingo, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Igor Oistrakh, Gidon Kremer, Julia Fischer, Giora Feidman and others. In addition to the active concert activities, SFK presents its art through recordings for radio and television broadcasting as well as for record companies (above 160 CDs). The recordings for the publishing houses Naxos, Marco Polo and others often represent unique recordings of works seldom performed. Since 1991 SFK is the principal organiser of two International Festivals: The Košice Music Spring Festival and […]
The fountain is a rugged water reservoir with baroque elements and an interesting composition of five neo-classical stables. In the middle of the water surface on the stone tops, the character sculpture of Neptune, whose attitude resembles a pose characteristic of the Roman emperors. It complements five smaller statues with animal motifs. The first is a great fish that is wrapped around Neptune’s feet. In the direction of the world’s land on the four stone islands, they find a smaller sculpture in the east, a snake in the north, a turtle in the west, and a crocodile in the south. All of these freshwater animals are squirting water with mouth openings. The Neo-Classicist set-up was given in the early 19th century. to build a Jewish trader from Galicia. It was Marek Holländer who lived between 1760 and 1849. It was an expression of gratitude for the town council’s permission to settle and entertain in the city, because until the reforms of Joseph II which lasted from 1780 until 1790 they could not live in Prešov no Jew. The Neptune Fountain is one of the most beautiful art-historical monuments in the city. After reconstruction in the 90th Century, the fountain gained […]
This sword is an interesting monument of Nitra and fascinates mainly tourists passing through the pedestrian zone. It is a symbol of many people’s legends and rumors about the city and its guardian Pribin. It is meant to symbolize peace and peace in the county. The sword was made as an enlarged copy of the historical artifact found in the 9th century tomb of the prince.
Fierce fights for the strategic gap of the Váh and the mountain range Malá Fatra near Strečno in the north-west of Slovakia took place between the German army and the partisans of the Slovak National Uprising (SNP). A memorial was built on the hill Zvonica to commemorate the dead heroes.
The neologic synagogue was built between 1924 – 1925 according to the plans of the architect Leopold (Lipót) Baumhorn, who had designed and rebuilt 22 synagogues in the territory of the former Kingdom of Hungary. In his architectural designs he preferred pompous oriental principle. The synagogue was handed over to the Jewish Religious Community during the ceremony on 8th September 1925. It was among the largest synagogues in Slovakia having the capacity of 1,042 places. Until 1944 the synagogue had served for its original purpose – religious ceremonies of the Jewish community. Its dominating structure is a monumental dome. It was reconstructed from 1st June 2015 to 31st December 2015. The reconstruction focused on construction and handicraft works. The synagogue has become a multicultural space after the reconstruction. It is a national cultural monument and is included in the Slovak Jewish Heritage Route.