Orava Castle

Orava Castle, Oravsky Podzamok: Hours, Address, Orava Castle Reviews: 4.5/5

Orava Castle
4.5
09:00 - 17:00
Monday
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
Sunday
09:00 - 17:00
About
What tours do we offer? Our visitors can choose from 3 tours of the castle. Every tour allows admission to different parts of the castle. The Main Tour (A) Visitors will have access to almost all parts of the castle. We highly recommend this tour to families with children, school trips and larger groups. Duration of the tour is approximately 1 hour. The Small Tour (B) Visitors will visit the Lower Castle, including The Treasury of Orava Castle, The Chapel of St. Michael and Thurzo palace. This tour is recommended to the visitors scared of heights and those with reduced mobility. Duration of the tour is approximately 30 minutes. It includes the Lower Castle only. The Big Tour (A+B) The Big Tour is a combination of The Main Tour and The Small Tour (A+B). The visitors will have access to the whole castle. Duration of this tour is approximately 1 hours 30 minutes and is not recommended to small children.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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David
Poprad, Slovakia101 contributions
Nice day with my family
Aug 2021
Beautiful place breathing history. Very well organized. Be prepared for lot of stairs. Kid friendly.
Written 23 August 2021
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Pálfi Bence
35 contributions
Great historical experience
Jul 2021
This castle is in an amazing place, a view is fantastic, and the guided tour was interesting. The main sight in the area.
Written 23 July 2021
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bronkay
Malacky, Slovakia147 contributions
Beautiful and actual
Jul 2021 • Family
Beautiful castle on a rock-hill with many buildingsand lot of stairs. The best is application with short comments for every room. Interesting but not to long. Even in rainy day good choice
Written 14 July 2021
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gursoyfatiih
Istanbul, Turkey104 contributions
Must Seen Spot for Slovakia Visit
Jul 2020 • Family
It is the most impressive place we have seen in Slovakia. It is very well preserved, it was under renovation at the time of our visit. It should be visited with a good guide. The museum section is also a must-see. If visiting as a group, a special ceremony can be organized for the visitors and a symbolic nobility certificate is presented as a gift.
Written 27 June 2021
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NaveenGetHim25
Bratislava, Slovakia90 contributions
One of the best castles, I have visited...
Sep 2020
Very beautiful castle on top of a rock. Picturesque views and very well maintained even inside. One of the best castles in Slovakia and must visit castle for history lovers.
Written 6 September 2020
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URepublic
Greater Manchester, UK65 contributions
Great day out
Aug 2020 • Family
Spectacular views and a lovely castle. Spent the day here and was very impressed. Lots to learn about and plenty to see. Great day out.
Written 25 August 2020
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mike k
22 contributions
Castle with over 600 stairs
Aug 2020 • Family
Special castle, we were surprised, hoe structured it is. The oldest part, that used as barracks is at the top of rocky mountains, newer parts including fortification are lower, that means a lot of stairs to climb. Also, the castle itself has been burned in 18 century, therefore nothimg is original. But the overall impression is great with amazing guides
Written 15 August 2020
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Olivka
Toronto, Canada12 contributions
Best Castle in Slovakia
Sep 2019
The view from the top of the castle is incredible. The tours are a great balance between history and landscape information. Lots of things to look at so even kids will enjoy. Definately bring a camera and take the full tour.
Written 9 August 2020
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Jan S
Prague, Czech Republic146 contributions
Family trip
Jul 2020 • Family
Worth to stop when passing by. Although a bit crowded we enjoyed it. Hard to believe that such a place was built in local conditions on the steep rock. We have been to many places and this one I really enjoyed. Climbing up on the stairs to the top of the castle was awesome.
Written 16 July 2020
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Odd Lennart Lien
Sykkylven Municipality, Norway466 contributions
Amazing place
Sep 2019 • Friends
Three hours tour and we climb all the time towards the top
Its just an amazing castle
I love this visit
It was my target NR 1 on this second visit to Slovakia
And it did not disappoint me at all
I had a fantastic day in the village and the castle itself
A fascinaiting place
I really enjoyed it
Finished with fantastic Food at a restaurantvdown at the village
Written 21 November 2019
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Written 19 February 2020
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  • Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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