Orava Castle

Local nameOravský hrad
LocationOravský Podzámok, Slovakia

Orava Castle, is situated on a high rock above Orava river in the village of Oravský Podzámok, Slovakia. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful castles in Slovakia. The castle was built in the Kingdom of Hungary in the thirteenth century. Many scenes of the 1922 film Nosferatu were filmed here, the castle representing Count Orlok's Transylvanian castle.Orava Castle stands on the site of an old wooden fortification, built after the Mongol invasion of Hungary of 1241. Its history follows a familiar pattern of construction, destruction, reconstruction, fire, various ownerships and territorial squabbles. The original design was in Romanesque and Gothic style; it was later reconstructed as a Renaissance and Neo-Gothic structure, hugging the shape of the 520-metre spur on which it perches.

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Opening hours

April: closed
May: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
June: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
July - Aug: 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sept: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Oct: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Nov - March: 9:30 am - 3:00 pm


Adults: €7.00
Children over 6, students, pensioners, disabled: €3.50
Children under 6: free

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orava_Castle

Official Website https://www.oravskemuzeum.sk/en/

More information http://www.muzeum.sk/?obj=hrad&ix=oh_ompoh

Email muzeum@oravamuzeum.sk

Phone +421 43 581 61 11

Address 1, Oravský Podzámok 02741, Slovakia

Coordinates 49°15'42.757" N 19°21'31.51" E

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