Orava Castle
Orava Castle
4.5
Friday
09:30 - 15:00
Saturday
09:30 - 15:00
Sunday
09:30 - 15:00
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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.
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laczkozsu
Debrecen, Hungary1,309 contributions
Aug 2022
We saw this impressive building from a distance. It’s located next to a river, on top of the cliff. It has three levels: lower, middle and upper level. We bought ticets for „A” tour (9 euro for adults, 4,5 euro for students, children or seniors), and visited the castle without a guide. We climbed up lots of stairs but it’s worth. We saw some historical, ethnographic and natural science exhibitions and old furniture, guns etc… The view was breathtaking from the top.
Written 14 October 2022
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Thank you for your review. Sincerely Team of Orava Castle.
Written 24 October 2022
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Travelninja111
Bristol, UK7 contributions
Sep 2022 • Friends
Having read the 1 circle reviews I was a bit dubious about coming here but when buying the ticket I was informed that it's not compulsory to go on a guided tour and it's fine to walk around and do your own thing. A lot of the descriptions are in English and it's possible to download an audio guide too. So ignore the 1 circle reviews!

No photos are allowed inside and the contents of some of the rooms are a bit random but it's a very impressive building with good views from the top and well worth a visit if you like castles.
Written 20 September 2022
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Thank you for your kind words. Sincerely Team of Orava Castle.
Written 4 October 2022
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Ivars S
158 contributions
Aug 2022
Very nicely restored historical castle with museum. Worth the time and money. Count with 1-1.5 hours, depending on how much you want to read and explore. If you want - you can also take a guided tour. Take into account that there will be quite some climbing.
Written 21 August 2022
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Thank you for your kind words. Sincerely Team of Orava Castle.
Written 4 October 2022
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patjaniak
Warsaw, Poland163 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
It is favorauble castle to see. Well placed on the top of narrow and steep hill, hill is not very high.bit real steep.
You can just walk on the other rooms and entering upper and upper.
On the top there are interesing exhibition about how long ago people Seattle there.

We were also lucky because on one room there were little concert of old folk music.

In minus, during our stay there was exhibition about movis which was filmed there, including nosferatu.
Parter im one Hall there were figurę od vampire standing to scary you. Our little boy several data latter Has problem with sleeping, no warning about that.
Written 29 July 2022
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Thank you for your kind words. Sincerely Team of Orava Castle.
Written 4 October 2022
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Suman
1 contribution
Jul 2022 • Solo
Had an amazing day at the castle.. it took me back to 18th century old style furnitures, wall structures. Loved all old stories.
Written 2 July 2022
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Thank you for your kind words. Sincerely Team of Orava Castle.
Written 4 October 2022
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David
Poprad, Slovakia104 contributions
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
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, Slovakia160 contributions
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, Türkiye104 contributions
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, Slovakia91 contributions
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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