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Address: 02741 Oravsky Podsamok, Oravsky Podzamok, Slovakia
Phone Number: +421 43 5816119
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Most beautiful castle in Slovakia!

Orava castle is supposed to be one of the most beautiful castles in Slovakia and it is true! Guides are very well informed, helpful and I recommend it not only to groups of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Bratislava, Slovakia
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Bratislava, Slovakia
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Orava castle is supposed to be one of the most beautiful castles in Slovakia and it is true! Guides are very well informed, helpful and I recommend it not only to groups of friends, but also families.

Thank Matus682
Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is all about expectations, so this castle is one of the best one in Slovakia with Bojnice (I loved both - they are very different) but you might want to know a few facts to avoid bad surprises. In winter you pay 6 euros (instead of 5 in summer - strange) but we were only 12 on a Saturday... More 

1 Thank TravelingCat22
Krakow, Poland
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Beautiful Castle with interesting history. If you will be near Orava Castle make sure you will visit it. It has amaizing architecture and history. Tour with guide is about 2 hours long. You will see different parts of castle and there will be opportunity to take some great pictures.

Thank martak800
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22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Even from the road you can tell this castle is going to be something special. There is a lot of waking though so wear good shoes. The castle has a mix of museums inside which are really interesting and some amazing views of the near by area.

Thank Craig P
Mechelen, Belgium
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This castle is definitely one of the most beautiful castles in Slovakia. We visited in December, and we were the only ones there. A ticket is 6 euro, which is quiete high for Slovakian standards. However, the castle is totally worth it. You can only access with a guide, and the app with guide is just wonderful, do not forget... More 

Thank Lucas C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Castle is really nice, with unique atmosphere. But it's pity that not everything is accessible to visitor.

1 Thank Tomáš Chorvát
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

First it is a long visit with a Slovak speaking guide (the text in English is very short). The visit in itself was not very interesting. Most of the furniture is made of copies or from the 19th/20th centuries, etc. The castle looks good on photos from the outside as it is quite impressive but that's all.

1 Thank ParisianAgnes
Berlin, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

hello, i v been to see this castle with my husband. It was great experiance. The castle is built on the big rock. After that we drive just 10 km to best coffe in the region in city Tvrdosin - F1 cafe with great atmosfhere.

Thank Yvonne_V338
Sydney, Australia
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71 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Orava Hrad is a must see. The castle has a long interesting history and is in great condition. Some of the rooms are furnished and others are set up as a museum. There are lots of stairs to get right up to the top but nothing too taxing. The castle can only be entered as part of a guided tour.... More 

Thank lachie255060
Nice, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

It was good place to see castle. I was there with my family and we spent 4 hours there. After that we went to other castle, but this was better

Thank monique64443

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