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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, Cultural
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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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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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188 reviews 188 reviews
132 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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The Villages, Florida, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This is a well preserved castle that was worth the stop. Ask for the private tour, as the standard tour is in Slovak. Be prepared for many, many steps, over 500 as I recall. The views are amazing as is the local history of the region.

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Qawra, Malta
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This was a really snagging visit. The guide, who spoke English all the time, was very knowledgeable and explained all the exhibits during the 90-minute tour. The Castle is really huge and enjoys fantastic views of the area.

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Houston, TX
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Very close to Krakow and a great place to visit. We were so happy to have heard about this. Glad we were able to get this in. Not on many peoples radar but don't miss it.

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Povazska Bystrica, Slovakia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

nice and very high castle with amazing view over the Orava, lot of stairs-more than 600, not for old people or small child, order entrance ticket from web, special at summer weekend because there is a lot of visitors, fee for parking and foto

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I recently visited Slovakia in and in particular the Orava region of the country. We visited the castle in Oravsky Podsamok. Our tour guide (Adriana) was both knowledgeable and polite. We would recommend both the the country and the castle Mr and Mrs Turner

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Impales a rich history about the Slavic roots in slovakia. A must see if you re there. One of the best attractions

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