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Address: 02741 Oravsky Podsamok, Oravsky Podzamok, Slovakia
Phone Number: +421 43 5816119
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Been here with two children 3 and 8. The castle is lovely, well maintained . The children liked it very much. We spent there 3 hours give or take. The English gued is only once a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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English first
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Been here with two children 3 and 8. The castle is lovely, well maintained . The children liked it very much. We spent there 3 hours give or take. The English gued is only once a day so we took the local one.

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Senica, Trnava, Slovakia
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36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This is one of the best castles in Slovakia. The guided tour is little bit lengthy (2 hours) but if you want to see it, there is no problem. There is another problem in the castle. There are live statues and some other actors who ask for extra money. I believe that it should be included in the price but... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Ii was very nice surprised from this tour of castle because we could to see a lot of nice places in the castle, and the guide was very nice, kind and instructive... whole tour was over 2 hours long but i liked it so much.... i think that is the tour in other languages few times per day so you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Long money worth excursion. We really liked a guide. It took us almost 2 hours. Our son fell im love with the exposition on the highest part of the castle devoted to the movies shot in Orava castle.

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Banska Stiavnica, Slovakia
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We went on an English-guided tour of the Castle and I wish I found more time to thank our guide more for being so friendly and kind to the group. People had time to enjoy the tour while listening to information in English. And the Orava Castle is a fantastic place to visit itself! Be prepared to climb about 670... More 

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Bratislava Region, Slovakia
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A castle like you have always imagined from historical movies or fairy tales. Well preserved castle standing proud on high rock offering a pleasure to your eyes and a significant message from the past. Prepare to spend fascinating 2+ hours on the tour with well trained guides and defeat more than 600 stairs in effort to get to the highest... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

One of the best visits to a castle I have ever experienced. The castle itself is wonderful, a glimpse to medieval times. It is located on the very peak of the rock and you pleasantly walk through several gates and courts (and than you have to overcome more than 600 steps which some people gave up) to take a breathtaking... More 

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Schiphol, The Netherlands
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30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We accidently stumbled on this castle while travelling through Slovakia. What a beautiful castle and surroundings. Only downside is that you have to take a guided tour and when we were there the first available tour in English was almost two hours later. Possibilities of an audio tour would have been handy!

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

First time in Slovakia & I know there are loads of castles, but this one is well worth a visit. Lovely location (try the raft run down the Orava River!) in quiet village. Its quite a climb, so for the fities only. Plan your visit to get the guide in the language of your choice, so you get all the... More 

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Dearborn, Michigan
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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 

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