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Prešov has always been a cultural centre of Eastern Slovakia. The rich cultural life of the city is represented by a number of museums, theatres, galleries as well as libraries, cinemas and music clubs. The following are amongst the most popular:

Regional Museum
Hlavná 86, Tue-Fri 9-17, Sun 14-18, web
Museum is located in the Rákoci palace, which was rebuilt in the early 17th century from a medieval town house into a Renaissance palace. The regional Museum has several permanent exhibitions – eg. life in Šaris region, the history of Prešov, historical weapons, the history of firemen in Prešov. Moreover, visitors can find there other temporary exhibitions too.

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Wine museum
Floriánova street, Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 9am-12am, web
The exposure covers an area of 500 m2 on two floors of the historical 500-year-old cellars under the city hall. It consists mainly of bottled wines from all over the world, accompanied by three-dimensional exhibits of wine production technology and grape wine growing. Currently, the exposure consists of almost 2,000 wines.

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Slovak national museum – Museum of Jewish culture
Okružná 32, Tue-Wedn 11am-3pm, Fri-Sat 9am-1pm, Sun 2pm-4pm, web
The Jewish Museum was established in 1928 as the first of its kind in Slovakia. The largest part of the development and collections of the Museum were given by The Chairman of the Geological Association Ing. Eugen Barkan and Dr. Teodor Austerlitz, the son of a famous Jewish rabbi in Prešov. They were able to get about 300 objects coming not only from Slovakia, but also from around the world.

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Slovak technical museum – Solivar (saltern)
Zborovská 2/A, April-October: Tue-Sat 9am-4pm, October-March: Tue-Sat 9am-3pm, first Sunday of each month, web
The National Historic Landmark Solivar is one of the most important industrial monuments in Slovakia. The grounds originating from the 17th century is a unique complex of technical objects used for drawing and cooking salt from brine. It is impossible to find similar technical monument like this in whole Slovakia. In the building where the salt had been cooked for centuries there is an exposure called The History of mining and salt production in the Solivar

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The Šariš gallery
Hlavná 51, Tue-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 1pm-5pm, web
The Šariš Gallery is one of the oldest regional galleries in Slovakia. Exhibition activity in this gallery started in 1957. Currently the gallery owns more than 4200 paintings, drawings, sculptures and graphic works from the 15th to 20th century. It focuses mainly on the north-eastern Slovakia. From the collection of older art are remarkable the collection of icons from the 16th-18th century, the portraits of 18th-19th century and a collection of works of Prešov painters.

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Slovak national museum – Museum of Ruthenian culture
Masarykova 20, Mon-Fri 9.30am-3pm, web
This youngest museum in Slovakia focuses on the history and culture of ethnic Ruthenians living in Slovakia. It is a specialized institution focusing on acquisition, protection and scientific and specialized processing of the museum’s collections. Its role is also to make the museum’s collections accessible for the public because they document the material and spiritual culture of Ruthenians living in the Slovak Republic and around the world.

Jonáš Záborský theatre
Námestie legionárov 6 (new building), Hlavná 48 (historical building), web
The theater performances had already been acted in Prešov in the 17th century. – in Latin, Hungarian, German, English, and even in Šariš dialect. The Slovak Theatre was originally opened on January 30th, 1944 in Prešov. The program and tickets for performances can be found in the Main Cash Desk DJZ 48 (Monday-Friday 8am-6pm) or on the web page www.djz.sk.

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Alexander Duchnovič theatre
Jarková 77, web
Alexander Duchnovič Theatre in Prešov was established in 1945 by a decision of the Ukrainian National Council in Presov. The basic mission of the theater is to create conditions for the establishment and the public dissemination of theatrical works with a particular focus on the development of the cultural life of Rutheninas living in Slovakia. Tickets for the performances can be found at the theater cash desk (entrance from Šariš street Mon-Fri 8:30am-3:30pm) respectively 30 minutes before the performance. The current program can be found on the web page www.divadload.sk.

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The Culture park
Hlavná 50 (Black Eagle), web
The Culture park and its cultural institutions organize various events, concerts and leisure activities. The current program can be found on the web page, tickets for the events in the cash desk (Hlavná 50, Mon-Fri 8am-4pm).

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Cinemax Cinema
Vihorlatská 2/A (Shopping mall Max), web
Modern cinema with five halls located in the shopping center MAX. Cinemax offers comfortable chairs and the latest audio and video technology. Daily shows several films, some of which also in 3D resolution. The current program can be found on the webpage.

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Scala Cinema
Masarykova 7, web
Scala Cinema is one of the cultural institutions of The Culture park. In the last few years it doesn´t have permanent and regular screening program and it is often used for other cultural purposes. Current film program can be found on the webpage. Tickets are sold on the program department of The Culture park (Hlavná 50, Mon-Fri 8am-4pm), respectively in the lobby of the cinema 60 minutes before the screening.

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POCITY Cinema
web
Alternative cinema reflects on Tuesdays club films, which can´t be seen in normal commercial cinemas . If you are a member of the film club and you have a license valid on the entire territory of the Slovak Republic you can get discounted ticket. Current film program and the screening location can be found on the web. You can buy tickets on the spot just before the screening

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Observatory and planetarium
Dilongova 17, web
The institution works on the principle of the urban observatory, highlighting the widespread use of planetarium technology. Artificial starry sky, formed by a projection of optical-mechanical system is used in the presentation of school educational programs, children’s fairy tale performances, evening musical events and astronomy programs for adults. The current program can be found on the web page.

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The output to the steeple of St. Nicolas Cathedral
The church tower will offer you an unforgettable view at the historic square in Prešov, the rooftops of the medieval town houses and the surrounding region. The tower is accessible daily during the summer season for both groups as well as individuals. If your group plans to climb out of season, try to contact Ms Vernarská – Roma catholic Parish Office (phone: +421908987319).

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The output to the water tower
Metodova street, Mon-Fri 10am-9pm, Sat-Sun 1pm-9pm
Twenty-nine-metre-high water tower stands on the highest housing estate in Prešov. If you want to reach the top, you need to pass 135 stairs . In nice weather you can see from the highest terrace even the High Tatras.

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Gallery in Caraffa´s prison
Jarkova street, Tue-Fri 13-17, Sat 10-14
Gallery is located in the building of old prison.

Cultural Centre Wave club
Hlavná 121, Tue-Fri 9-17, Sun 14-18, web
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Sabinovská 1, web
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Čierny orol (Black Eagle) disco club
Hlavná 50 (entrance from Slovenská street), web
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Ponorka Music Pub
Hlavná 15 (entrance from the Weberová street)
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Folklore and folk traditions
As a part of the Šariš region, the city of Prešov is rich in traditional folk art. The preserved arts of our forefathers include pottery, basket-making, artistic wood-carving, embroidery, and saltmine lace. Another very popular way of preserving traditional art forms is dancing and singing, both of which are pursued by artistic and folk groups. Probably the best known group of this kind is Šarišan. The Šarišan folk art ensemble is an artistic body at the Centre for Performing Arts in Prešov (Park kultúry a oddychu) and the foremost representative of the Šariš region. Šarišan’s performances are inspired by the richness of Eastern Slovak folk traditions, namely Šariš, Zemplín, Spiš, and Gemer. In artistic form, these inspirations bring originality and uniqueness into folk art for all Slovakia; moreover, they are representatives of Slovakia’s national cultural wealth abroad. In the course of its 50-year history, Šarišan has received many awards and laureate titles at some of the most prestigious festivals in Slovakia as well as abroad. Other folk ensembles include PUĽS, Dúbrava and Rozmarija.