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The time required is approx. 1 hour.
The time required is approx. 1 hour.

Orava Castle is one of the most famous and most beautiful castles in Slovakia. This distinctive landmark of the Orava region was the site of important historical events and today, it is the center of interest not only for tourists but also for filmmakers. It is located in the village of Oravský Podzámok above the Orava River as ****a distinctive dominant feature of the Orava region.

The first pillars of the magical and majestic Orava Castle were laid in the middle of the 13th century, but the settlement was already inhabited in prehistoric times. The castle was built on a strategically important place and at that time protected the Hungarian-Polish route and later it was also a county castle.

The lively social and military life prevailed in the Orava Castle, especially during the Thurzo family reigning, who also carried out its most extensive reconstruction. At present, the expansive castle complex has 154 rooms and is still a living complex to this day.

It is visited by many tourists every year, and not only Slovaks. It was also popular with foreign tourists who admire not only its exterior architecture, but also its interior, which includes features of Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and modern styles.

The castle area is a complex of Lower, Middle and Upper Castle with palaces, fortifications and towers. For this reason, the castle tours are also divided into three circuits.

During the main tourist season, you can also look forward to extremely popular nightly tours, accompanied by theatrical performances and scary scenes. There are also various events held at regular intervals at Orava Castle, which you should definitely not miss.

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