CULTURAL LIFE IN PREŠOV. Michaela Scerbakova 1.D. PKO - PARK OF CULTURE AND RELAX.
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Thisbuildingissituated in the center ofPresov. PKO serves the cultural and social needs of the city. The Hall Black Eagle isfor its historical character popular place to host weddings, graduations ceremonies, balls, graduations and major social events. It organizes concerts of classical and traditionalmusicaswell. ThePrešovmusicspring and autumn, music, performances of professional and amateur artists, programs for children and youth and educational concerts are happenedhere.. PKO does not operate its business only in the historical building of Black Eagle.It inherently includes five cultural centers, providing space for dance, music, cultural, sporting and socialactivities forinhabitantsofindividual parts of the city.
Thistheatrewasfounded in seventeenthcentury. Firstperformanceswereplayed in Slovak, Latin, Hungarian, German and Saris. In addition to tours of theaters, which often featured in Presov, itwas rathergood for the amateur theaterinstead. Although started as a drama theater, butthe program soon began to titles of musical works, which led in 1948 to a new separated component“sing´n play“ .
The Alexander DuchnovičTheatrewasfounded in 1945 as a UkrainiannationalTheatre (Rusynlanguagewasofficiallyprohibited). In 1990 afterVelvetrevolution and fallofcommunism in Czechoslovakiaitwasrenamedafter a priest and socialactivistoftheRusynandUkrainiannations Alexander Duchnovic (OleksandrDukhnovych).
Themuseumis located in the beautiful premisesofRákóczi palace, which was the founded in thebeginning of the 17th century, combining a number of rebuilding the medieval town houses in Renaissance style. The museum is located in the centre ofPresov since 1956, and has evolved its content, the type of exhibits and name of the institution. They are currently housed in the buildings historical exhibitions that give visitors a comprehensive look at the historical development of the city and region together with the traditional folk culture.
Exhibition of wines covers an area of 500 m2 on two floors of historic
500 years oldcellars under the city hall. The current offer isof nearly 2,000 kinds of wines. Visitors of the museum are guided by qualified personnel who can speak at least one foreign language.The exposition is accompanied by a gallery of grape varieties used for the production of Slovak wines.Most of the exposed wine is also intended for sale or tasting.There´sa specialized shop, which is a part of the museum.The most beautiful and largest room in the museum is a tasting room.Manyofexposedwinesaren´tsoldnowadays, someofthem are fromabsentgenerations.
It´s a new and modernbuildingatthe
biggestPresovestate, calledSekcov. Thisshopping center wasbuilt over 2 yearsago. It´s a placewherepeoplecanenjoythemselves, aswell. There are so manyplaces to do activities. E.g. cinema, gym, shops or cafés.
In fact, thereis a hugeamountoffastfoods. So you do nothave a problemifahunger´sgettingcloser to you. In MAX youcanalsofind a gym, just to take a greatexercise or someweight – lifting.
Max is a comfortableplaceforallgenerations.
Saris Gallery was founded in 1956 as Regional Gallery in Presov, today bears the name since 1991. It´sone of the oldest regional galleries in Slovakia. It originally housed in the building of the Lutheran College. Gallery has builtitscollection of its own research and data collection, especially shopping. Now galleryowns nearly 4,000 paintings, drawings, sculptures and prints from the 15th - 20th century. It focuses in particular on the North-Eastern Slovakia, but seeks, receives and handles the creation of professional artists from all over the Eastern Slovakia, Slovak important representatives of modern art and personalities associated with the region.