We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 02741 Oravsky Podsamok, Oravsky Podzamok, Slovakia
Phone Number: +421 43 5816119
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 94 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 62
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Castle takes you back in time!

This castle has many interesting displays if you take the time to climb all the way to the top! Amazing views! Don't miss the Slovakia bobsled from the 2014 Sochi winter olympics... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Nancy B
,
Dearborn, Michigan
Add Photo Write a Review

94 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Korean first
  • Polish first
  • Russian first
  • Slovak first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Dearborn, Michigan
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This castle has many interesting displays if you take the time to climb all the way to the top! Amazing views! Don't miss the Slovakia bobsled from the 2014 Sochi winter olympics! Try to find an English brochure. It's still interesting even if you don't have an English tour. There is definitely a climb just to get to the castle,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

One of the most beautiful places I've been. The picture that opens from the top is breath taking - a lot of stairs to get there of course :P

Was this review helpful? Yes
Piestany, Slovakia
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Slovaks like guided tours to include as much detail as possible. But as a non-Slovak speaker it can be very frustrating to have to stand in a crowd of people and be talked at when all I want to do is soak up the atmosphere and wander around a historic place. And it's not possible to move on and do... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bratislava, Slovakia
Level Contributor
23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

If You will be in Orava region in Slovakia, don't miss visit Orava castle. From historical point of You there was only one castle which wasn't occupied with different army. When You see its position U understand why ;-) Exhibition is two hours approximately and be prepare for lot of stairs :-)

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This is dedinitely the most beatiful castle in Slovakia. We have been there few times but it is well worthied to visit this place even more times. The view from the top is amazing. Orava like a part of Slovakia is the top.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I actually liked everything on this trip to Orava Castle. Amazing castle again, the beautiful Slovak scenario played a big role. The tour around and up to the top of the castle is very nice and view from the castle is gorgeous.

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Just one of the old castles that loom over Slovakia on granite pillars like a fortress. amazing history, spectacular views, incredible architecture. Definitely a must see if you visit the countryside.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Omaha, Nebraska
Level Contributor
95 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Open form 08:30 - 17:00 h. If you would like to take a tour of the castle tickets can be purchased near the bottom of the hill leading up to the castle. Don't make the mistake I made of getting all the way up to the castle courtyard and then having to walk all the way back down and then... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bratislava, Slovakia
Level Contributor
103 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Orava castle is one of the most exciting and most beautiful castles in the Slovakia. This historical building was built on the stone hill, where was nothing before. This place provided to this castle great defense and view. In the castle you can find lot of historical fragments. The castle touyrs are in slovak, german and also english language, what... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Zilina, Slovakia
Level Contributor
40 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This castle is one of the most beautiful castles I have ever visited and the view from the top is really spectacular. Loved it even though I have visited maybe 10times, it is still worth a visit

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Orava Castle also viewed

Liptovsky Mikulas, Zilina Region
Tatranska Lomnica, Presov Region
 
Terchova, Zilina Region
Strecno, Zilina Region
 

Been to Orava Castle? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Orava Castle

Address: 02741 Oravsky Podsamok, Oravsky Podzamok, Slovakia
Phone Number: +421 43 5816119
Location: Europe  >  Slovakia  >  Zilina Region  >  Oravsky Podzamok

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Orava Castle staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?