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. Plan your visit to Orava Castle and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Oravsky Podzamok itinerary planner.
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Orava Castle Reviews
Not wheelchair accessible, steep climb to the entrance where the tour begins. App can be downloaded so that you can listen to tour in English. Make sure you have room on your device to do this. It tak... more »
Návštěva hradu rozhodně stojí za to. Jedná se impozantní hradní komplex s nádherným výhledem do kraje, průvodkyně Martina velmi milá. Není náhoda, že jde o nejnavštěvovanější slovenský hrad a že je to... more »Visit the castle is definitely worth it. This is an impressive castle complex with spectacular views of the countryside, Martina very kind. It is no coincidence that this is the most visited Slovak Castle and it is a favourite filmmakers. However, I warn against visiting the very local pizzeria PIETRO, which is a poor level of experience from the trip significantly quenched.
It is a castle from the Hungarian Kingdom era. The new owners are Slovakian, and they renewed all. I was sad, because there are no Hungarian-speaking guide, but there are some text and an audioguide i... more »
Restored historical castle. Very good guided tours in multiple languages all throughout the day. Each tour takes about an hour. Make sure to bring good walking shoes as it's a steep climb up to the castle and there are a lot of stairs up and down on the tour. Deducting a star as you are not allowed take photos inside which was a bit disappointing.
Nice Castle that feels more like a castle than a palace which is different then most we have visited. The tour took 1.5 hours and was fairly interesting. Only 3 English tours a day. Worth a visit.
Worth visiting. Local guides takes you around the castle explaining the castle history in detail. English tours are also available in special hours.
Nice castle. You can't visit the castle on your own and have to join a tour. There are only a handful of English tours a day, so you may have to wait unless you want to join the Slovak tour. The castle is beautifully located on top of a cliff so be prepared to take a lot of steps!
Nice and interesting place to visit. No English tours off season!! You can download and use the free app which guides you in several languages (bring earphones).
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