Culture and entertainment
The town of Piešťany attracts hundreds of tourists every year who come here to relax and rest. Not only its location, pleasant climate and beautiful parks make the town attractive but also a rich, cultural and social life complements the character of the spa town. Significant town events of nationwide and international importance are held in Piešťany all year round. Music festivals, film shows and competitions of radio plays take place here. The choice of concerts and art exhibitions has become wider in recent years. Music and various genres of dance, street theatres, exhibitions, shows of folk crafts and culture bring life to terraces, music pavilions as well as to the pedestrian zone during the summer season. Besides cultural events in the town, it is also possible to visit various attractions and interesting places in its surroundings.
The Balneological Museum of Imrich Winter
Beethovenova 5, Piešťany, tel.: 033 / 772 28 75
The Balneological Museum of Imrich Winter in Piešťany specialises in the history of spa and balneotherapy in Slovakia as well as in the history of the Piešťany region. A historical exposition in Villa Dr. Liska and Memorial Room of Poet Ivan Krasko is also a part of the Balneological Museum. Besides permanent expositions, it also organises a lot of exhibitions and undertakes publishing activities. In 2010 a new archaeological exhibition was opened in the main building of the museum.
House of Art Piešťany
Nábrežie I. Krasku 1, Piešťany, tel.: 033 / 762 55 71
The House of Art is a place for concerts as well as various cultural and social activities such as theatre, film, TV shows, congresses, exhibitions, etc. Piešťany Rendezvous and Piešťany Festival are among the most significant events.
Školská 19, Piešťany, tel.: 033 / 772 259 82
Besides providing essential library, information and lending services it also serves as a community centre. It organises a number of cultural and educational events of regional, national and international importance (discussions, lectures, seminars, exhibitions, workshops, theatrical performances...). It is known due to its projects which support children's and youth's readings as well as lifelong education. Among the most important projects of the Town Library is the "Zázračný oriešok" ("Miraculous Nut").
Piešťany Information Centre
Pribinova 2, Piešťany, tel.: 033 / 771 96 21, 033 / 771 96 22
A subsidiary of the Town Library which provides inhabitants and visitors of the town with a great variety of information services as well as the opportunity of cultural experiences in the form of various events such as discussions with travellers, book presentations, exhibitions, etc.
Town Cultural Centre
A. Dubčeka 27, Piešťany, tel.: 033 / 772 59 25
This is a cultural institution whose aim is to organise cultural and educational activities for people of all ages. The Opening of the Summer Spa Season, Feast of Piešťany, etc., are among the most significant events.
Cultural and Community Centre Fontána
Beethovenova 2, Piešťany, tel.: 033 / 771 89 90, 033 / 771 89 92
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Besides a multipurpose cinema hall, there is also an exhibition hall where regular exhibitions of Slovak and foreign artists take place. One of its most important projects is the Statues of Piešťany's Parks.
Military Historical Museum
Žilinská cesta 6545, Piešťany, tel.: 033 / 791 38 04
The museum is situated on the premises of the former military airport in Piešťany. The exposition consists of more than a hundred pieces of heavy and light artillery, airplanes and helicopters from the armaments of the Czechoslovak army from 1945 to 1992.
Staničná 51, Piešťany
This modern hands-on-science center was established after complete reconstruction of former local diesel powerplant which was given the status of national cultural monument. Cultural-educational center gives visitors an opportunity to experience principles of science and technique by using innovative and creative methods. Exhibitions, concerts, conferences and other events are also held here.
Private Ethnographic Museum Za Krakovskú bránu
Dolná 80/41, Krakovany, tel.: 0903 933 243
The exposition of the museum documents not only the life of the inhabitants of Krakovany but also of neighbouring villages. In the exposition of agriculture, there are instruments and working tools which were used in soil cultivation, food processing and various agricultural and domestic duties.