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Orava Castle

02741 Oravsky Podsamok, Oravsky Podzamok, Slovakia
+421 43/581 61 19
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Interesting experience

You can get into the castle only with a guided tour. The tour was available only in Slovakian - was... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2018
Vrafi
via mobile
Best attraction of Orava region.

Beautiful, photogenic castle visible from faraway. Absolutely best attraction of Orava region... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2018
RolandNavratil
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Trnava
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  • Average3%
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“guided tour” (19 reviews)
“two hours” (9 reviews)
“long tour” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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02741 Oravsky Podsamok, Oravsky Podzamok, Slovakia
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+421 43/581 61 19
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"take pictures"
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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

You can get into the castle only with a guided tour. The tour was available only in Slovakian - was not very helpful for us. Haven said that, the young guide was extremely nice and after each explanation did a summary in English. In our...More

Thank Vrafi
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Beautiful, photogenic castle visible from faraway. Absolutely best attraction of Orava region. Visit in winter takes 1,5h and during main season can take more than 2 hours. With or without kids, nice place. In the winter take warm clothes as inside can be more cold...More

Thank RolandNavratil
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Castle is amazing. Build on rocks. When we were draving by we decided to visit. Good place. With there was more intresting things inside the rooms. Architecture great. It was cold in rooms (in was winter) Definately worth visiting.

Thank Zbigniew M
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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

Take a guided tour and be ready for stairs. It is worth it. This is the most visited sight in Slovakia and without doubt it deserves it. The plac was exterior for the first movie about Dracula, from 1922.

Thank MrsTeeVee
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Jeden z najkrajsich slovenskych hradov, vidiet proste povinnost. One of the most beautiful slovak castles. You must definitely see.

Thank Marek Plut.
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

I went with other participants from a training I had at Penzion Kuzminovo, and during a hikingday we visited the caslte, I thought it was a great adventure, and enjoyed it very much. The town Dolny Kubin and it's surrounding area is a great for...More

1  Thank Albie_John
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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Stunning views for autumn nature . Good day out with lot of history and nice know-legible guides. Easy to walk around even with baby bjorn.

Thank culox
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

We did this Castle on the way to Budapest by car. It was definitely worth the stop as we had a private driver instead of a train. I will review the driving company in another review. The driver went in with us as he had...More

2  Thank birdfan85
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

This amazing castle and with great staff to run the visits. It is worth to pay extra for taking pictures as there is a lot to see. You can also download a tour app to be knowledgeable before hand. If you are a beer drinker...More

Thank Viktor B
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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Not wheelchair accessible, steep climb to the entrance where the tour begins. App can be downloaded so that you can listen to tour in English. Make sure you have room on your device to do this. It takes time to download so get there early....More

1  Thank 712gaylec
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mkeisar
6 August 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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travel_with_books
19 January 2016|
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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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