Personalities in the city
Martin Hubaslovak actor and theatre director
I have two home towns, Bratislava and Spišská Nová Ves, and I think that it was only one year during my life when I did not visit Spišská Nová Ves. The memories I have from here are the most beautiful of my life. All the year I was looking forward to coming to 11 Vajanského Street, where my grandparents lived and I think I'd been drawing strength from those weeks for the whole next year. I spent all holidays and all pleasant moments here. Everything that happened during the year I realized while being on holidays and that made a very cordial and strong bond to Spišská Nová Ves. One thing is I had wonderful grandparents, but then the fact they lived in the centre of such a beautiful scenery as Spiš region, probably is a blessing from God and I'm grateful for it.
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.