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Orava Castle, Oravsky Podzamok
(4.5/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
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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  • 从第一次参观 Orava Castle 就喜欢上这个城堡。每年回去探亲就一定要去一次才过瘾。 Orava Castle 也是很多电影摄影地。好多导演都很喜欢在那里拍摄。 Orava Castle 有很多传说和故事。传说有闹鬼。。冬天里的傍晚去参观就经常有那种阴森森的感觉。 参观前要做好一些准备,好的登山鞋,一些干粮和水。带孩子的最好提前给孩子上厕所。内部没有商店和餐厅。 很遗憾的是没有英语解说和英...  more »
  • Some parts of the casle are closed.Therefore,a small circle of visits is even shortened and guide runs ahead and doesn't talk much of anything,so after 25 minutes we had after the visit.Orava castle I...  more »
  • I would recommend the Castle a beautiful, preserved Chamber, the Knights ' Hall and many others. Huge tour takes approximately 2 hours. guides tell interesting stories associated with the inhabitants of the Castle. Preserved wardrobe in the bedroom of Queen, which used to be lovers, interesting chairs for the Knights, and much more
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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.