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Personalities in the city
Ján Greššoactor and director of the Andrej Bagar Theatre in Nitra
Dear Spišská Nová Ves,
I like you very much and I am very fond of you. As well as my bride Lenka who was born in your beauty. And since my son with my bride have a daughter Adelka, my granddaughter is actually a half resident of Spišská Nová Ves. And I am really proud that our roots are settled down in the paradise of Slovakia and in its capital city. I wish all my loved ones and Spišská Nová Ves good health with optimism, and to develop into beauty. To be unique, exceptional and despite the fact that they should not be proud, but kind and with a welcoming nature. As it was and is right now.
Jozef Banášthe most translated Slovak writer,
If there existed the post of a visiting mayor and I could choose the Slovak city in which I could function as a mayor, it would be undoubtedly Spišská Nová Ves. As a mayor, I would do nothing more than admire the beauty of the fusiform square, the unique Evangelical Church, Town Hall, Reduta and the Roman Catholic Parish Church, but particularly the spirit, hospitality and kindness of the urban centre that belongs to the most beautiful Slovak region - Spiš. And I believe that one day, it will be a separate Spiš district.
Ivana Ratkovskáreporter RTVS
In the Spiš region, I am home. Despite the fact that I was not born here, I have become attached to it. And even if Spiš residents are referred to as blind, they certainly were not short-sighted. They left here the successive and incredible rich history, technical monuments, architecture and excellent traditional food. The surrounding nature is the hallmark of “the pearl of Slovakia”. Pass the Slovak Paradise gorges, taste traditional “džadky”, ascent to the highest tower and touch the artwork of bell-founders, enjoy a concert in the historical building of the Reduta or enjoy the hospitality of the local people. All this and much more can a tourist experience. In the Spiš region I found love, friends, work and a more intimate perception of life that a big city could not offer.