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Address: 02741 Oravsky Podsamok, Oravsky Podzamok, Slovakia
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+421 43/581 61 19
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Interesting castel & worth the drive

We were in Zilina for a wedding and decided to do a small road trip to visit the castle. Glad we decided to go, as the drive was very scenic and the castle itself is grand and had... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Zilina for a wedding and decided to do a small road trip to visit the castle. Glad we decided to go, as the drive was very scenic and the castle itself is grand and had great views of the surrounding area. The tour was good & they had an English version so that worked out. They also had audio... More 

Thank PrabhuTA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This castle held numerous movie recordings and is slowly being reconstructed. You can enjoy loong journey through the castle. Lady Karin Vlcakova was speaking nice and loud and a little mysteriously about the castle. Highly appreciated.

Thank Lubos A
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a frequent visitor to the region I've been to Orava Castle a number of times. It's great for every weather, beautiful in snow, rain and shine. Situated on a steep rock, it's one of the most impressive castles I've ever been to. You must take a tour (in Slovak) to visit inside. But they provide English (and other languages)... More 

Thank RestOrRanteur
Bratislava, Slovakia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We attended this castle in May when we had a rest in Zakopane resort. Just one hour trip there by car. I like this castle so much due to its nice location, beautiful views, well saved buildings and rooms, etc. Highly recommended to visit when you're in Slovakia or around Zakopane.

Thank Владимир Л
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

A great example! magnificent mountain surroundings. This is one of the best monuments of the history of these lands. Poles, Slovaks, Hungarians and other nations consider this place almost a historical place of worship. WORTH!

Thank Dominik K
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Some parts of the casle are closed.Therefore,a small circle of visits is even shortened and guide runs ahead and doesn't talk much of anything,so after 25 minutes we had after the visit.Orava castle I visited first time with this experience.Big pity !

Thank Peter S
Netanya, HaMerkaz, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Beautiful old castle. Each half an hour a tour in Slovak starts. You can't go in without a tour. Prices for children are low. Even though we didn't understand the guide it was worth visiting.

Thank OlgaKil
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

If you are in the neighborhood it is worth a visit but don't drive more than 30 min specially to visit this castle since it mostly closed for renovations. Instead of the full 2h visit, they now do a 30 min short tour, which looks like 30% of what the castle has to offer.Fair to say that due to this... More 

Thank Zfonit
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

definatly go too see this castle. im not a fan of tours but we visited last year on our way to Poland but didnt have time to see inside so made an effort to stay in the town this year. we did the full tour and paid i think 3 euro extra for the camera. there must have been only... More 

Thank deniz
Krakow, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

I saw only one castle more beautiful than Orava Castle but Malbork Castle is not that dark and inspiring. No wonder Nosferatu movie was shot there!

Thank Basia K

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