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Orava Castle, Oravsky Podzamok
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One of Slovakia's most famous and popular fortresses, Orava Castle occupies a rocky crag overlooking the surrounding river valley. Though originally constructed during the 1200s, the castle underwent many reconstructions and restorations during the following centuries. You can visit the fortress, perched atop a 112 m (367 ft) high cliff, and explore its interior, which itself dates back to the 18th century. Take time to admire the castle's sturdy stone construction, with imposing walls built directly into the rock, and sheltered lower courtyard and church below. Joining the two-hour guided tour, offered in English, is the only way to enter the castle. To visit Orava Castle on your trip to Oravsky Podzamok, use our Oravsky Podzamok vacation generator.
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TripAdvisor
  • A great example! magnificent mountain surroundings. This is one of the best monuments of the history of these lands. Poles, Slovaks, Hungarians and other nations consider this place almost a historica...  more »
  • English classics, satisfaction guaranteed, the perfect place for a nice trip with friends or family.
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  • The castle can be visited only with a guided tour. It runs every 40-to minutes, but only in the slovatskom language. The cost for two adults and two children in an area of 14 euros. The castle is very interesting, true all-reconstruction made in 50-60 years of the last century. But all made with love and lots of inetresnyh stuff fabricated specifically for tourists. Recommend to visit. During low season, paid prakovka-free. If you think you can park your car next to the Castle and in season.
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  • Nice and unique castle. Unfortunately the upper parts were closed for reconstruction and our tour guide seemed to be in a hurry. If you download the audioguide app, keep in mind you then have to download each segment individually and there are over 20. Tours are in Slovakia but there are other languages on the app.
  • One of "must see" if visiting in Slovakia. Still not convinced? It's so authentic, that couple of movies were filmed there. Which movies? Visit the castle, you will find out as one exposition is dedicated to "home filmed" movies.
  • Beautiful and authentic castle. Visit website before visit to see wvents. Very crowded on weekends and long wait for the tours. ( took us 2 hours waiting)
  • The tour is nice if you are small group. I recommend the longest route.
  • Beautiful castle with interesting and rich history. Guides are also great. Worth a visit.