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02741 Oravsky Podsamok, Oravsky Podzamok, Slovakia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We reached the castle via river Orava on the special traditional boat called "plt", which was the first interesting experience. The castle itself is very impressive - high on the rock. We chose the basic tour which was sufficient. We visited all the levels of...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Miroslava H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful castle thats above town of Orava. Spectacular views from every angle. The tour guide was very knowledgeable (get there early as queues can be quite long). We found parts of the interior of the castle great at times and quite empty and random...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank rcooper86
Reviewed August 10, 2019

If your are taking the full tour make sure to have an English speaking guide because there is so much to see. Prepare a day to tour the castle and good walking shoes as you have to tackle 759 steps in various stairways in the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank JoeMalta735
Reviewed August 1, 2019

The castle was owned by numerous aristocrats, provincial and noble leaders, in defense of an important road to Poland In the 1800s, a fire broke out that completely destroyed the fort. The fort was burned down and neglected after the Second World War. After the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank sricu1
Reviewed July 31, 2019

Slovakia is known for its castles, and this one is beautiful! It suffered a fire in the 1800's which destroyed all things wooden, but it seems to have maintained a lot of the medieval integrity. It feels like a fortress - and its easy to...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank kaufmansn
Reviewed July 22, 2019

Our guide had very good sens on humor also many details about the history and owners to tell. Old beautiful castle but really worth to visit.Very interesting tour 620 stairs :) we are choose full tour and was worth it.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank ona007
Reviewed July 14, 2019 via mobile

Old castle but really worth to visit. Our guide had many details about the history and owners to tell. Very interesting tour but app 620 stairs to do if you follow the whole tour of the castle

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Marc B
Reviewed July 13, 2019 via mobile

During my latest visit with my sister we’ve decided to take the longest tour of the castle. I like to come back to see how things have changed and I can tell that the overall face of this cultural treasure is only changing for better....More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank MajoBachrik
Reviewed June 29, 2019

Looking from the street below at this castle perch on a mountain top is very impressive as you arrive. There is a good car park below the castle, and will cost you 4 euros. To get to the castle you have to pass through the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank mowden
Reviewed June 21, 2019

Our experience was terrible. We arrived and parked in a parking lot and we had to pay 5 euros. Then we bought the tickets from a small shop before a very uphill road which takes to you the entrance of the castle. There are three...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Karen M
June 16, 2018|
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Response from PuckoCat | Reviewed this property |
Hi Karen. Dogs are not allowed in Castle.
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mkeisar
August 5, 2017|
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Response from Dan E | Reviewed this property |
There is no problem with the tours. You register on the spot. As far as I know there is no advance registering. You pay and register. There is a tour every couple of hours. Also you can download to your cellphone the full... More
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Response from D c | Reviewed this property |
Guided tour of the castle is in groups, but if you have enough money, it is also possible private tour of the castle. In winter, fewer visitors, so it's possible that one part of the castle is closed. opening hours and... More
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