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Orava Castle

Address: 02741 Oravsky Podsamok, Oravsky Podzamok, Slovakia
Phone Number: +421 43 5816119
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks

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Zilina, Slovakia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We visited this castle in december and it was quite cold up there. Castle is huge and various, many movies were filmed there. E.g. Nosferatu wampire. Enjoy it!

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

A lot of climbing up hill, even before entering the gate. But do climb all the stairs to the top, it's worth the effort.

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The Netherlands
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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Orava Castle is one of the most beautiful medieval castles in Slovakia. It's a large building complex and almost all rooms are accessible, so the tour (unfortunately in Slovak) takes several hours. At the castle the outside scenes for the unofficial Dracula film "Nosferatu" from 1922 were filmed.

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Chicago, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

we stopped at the Orava castle on our drive from southern poland to budapest. what a great little gem to stop and see. mandatory that you take a tour, which went at a pretty good pace. the views from the stop are gorgeous and not too bad for someone who is afraid of heights! we tried the restaurant on the... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We visited Podzamok for the day and this castle was our first stop. As the only English-speakers on the tour, we pretty much followed behind everyone else and looked at stuff in our own time. I loved the weapons, gallows and torture chamber, and the views from the top of the castle were amazing.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

Very good tour guide who was very friendly and knowledgeable. The castle itself is fascinating and has a lot of history. Would definitely recommend. Additionally, try the local beer at the bottom of the climb to the castle!

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Southampton
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

The is in the middle of the village and is no longer a private residence. Very picturesque. Be prepared for lots of steps - but a great site to visit.

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Israel
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193 reviews 193 reviews
135 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Very impressive castle. Mainly the building and the climbs and view. The exhibits are not that impressive. Pity the guide did not speak a word of English or German - we could enjoy it more.

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Kosice, Slovakia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I can't add much more to what the other reviewers have said: Orava castle is dramatically stunning and surrounded by some of the most beautiful countryside Slovakia has to offer. We had two hours there and could easily have spent more. Just beware: you will need good, flat shoes due to the elevation of the castle and it's aforementioned many... More 

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