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Orava Castle

02741 Oravsky Podsamok, Oravsky Podzamok, Slovakia
+421 43 5816119
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
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Kosice, Slovakia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

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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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Stockholm, Sweden
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This is a really majestic castle. During the tour of the castle we had an opportunity to see all its beauty and many spectacular views over the whole town. Pretty young girls dressed in nice "old" clothes met us in some castle room and we tried to capture their friendly and slightly enigmatic smiles. This castle is realy worth visiting.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

It is a beautiful place where you can relive things that have happened in the past. There is an amazing view over the whole of orava its just beautiful. My only concern is with a lot of people there it can get quite stuffy not the ideal space for a claustrophobic person like me!

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Iowa
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

This is an amazing castle which was built and rebuilt and added onto for centuries, so there are examples of architecture and artifacts in a procession of time periods as you tour the castle. We had a tour guide in English on our first visit, and on another visit the guide spoke only Slovak, but luckily we had Slovak friends... More

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