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Orava Castle

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The most attractive tourist locality of the northern Slovakia is the Orava Castle lying on the river Orava near the village Oravský Podzámok, below impressive cliffs. In 1370, it became a county castle and the seat of the Orava Castle estate, which included almost the whole region of Orava.

The castle, much like others in Slovakia, stands on the site of old wooden forts and it was constructed after the Tartar invasion in 1241. Originally, it was built in the Romanesque and Gothic styles and later reconstructed in the Renaissance and Neo-Gothic styles.

It consists of several buildings copying the shape of the castle rock. In 1556, the Castle fell into the hands of the Thurzos' who were the authors of the most extensive reconstruction of the castle's history. The Orava castle acquired its present form in 1611.

After the Thurzos' died out, the castle was owned by several landlords who did not take much care of it. The biggest disaster affected the castle in 1800 when it burnt down, and became useless. The most extensive reconstruction was made after the Second World War.

Today the Castle is a remarkable compound of buildings of the lower, central and upper castles with palaces, fortifications and towers. Visitors are intrigued by its three entrance gates communicated by a tunnel, under which there is a dungeon.

In the Castle itself Oravské múzeum (the Orava Museum) was established with numerous series of expositions. In the oldest part of the upper castle, an archaeological exposition documenting the oldest history of the Orava settlement is installed. Natural history exhibition is installed in the bottom floors of the central castle with samples of fauna and flora. On the upper floor of the central castle, an ethnographic exposition is placed. Historical exposition consists of a group of medieval and Renaissance buildings with their original furniture. Seeing the castle also includes short performances due to which it belongs among the most attractive in Slovakia.

Night visits to the Castle in the main tourist season enriched with theatre performances and eerie events are becoming ever more popular.

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Oravský Podzámok 2027 41Oravský PodzámokAccess: driving to the parking lot by the river, then walking about 10 minutes
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Places Around

Raft sail Orava

Raft sail Orava

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Zipline Kubínska

Zipline Kubínska

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Orava rafting

Orava rafting

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Go down the river by raft

Go down the river by raft

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Veľký Choč Mt. (Chočské vrchy Mts.)

Veľký Choč Mt. (Chočské vrchy Mts.)

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Prosiecka and Kvačianska valleys (Chočské vrchy Mts.)

Prosiecka and Kvačianska valleys (Chočské vrchy Mts.)

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Kalameny- Spring Medokýš

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Lúčky Waterfall

Lúčky Waterfall

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Lučanský waterfall

Lučanský waterfall

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Rescue station for injured animals Zázrivá

Rescue station for injured animals Zázrivá

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LASER GAME Volcano

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Vŕšky Brewery

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Pivovar Kastelán

Pivovar Kastelán

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Penzión Villa Helia

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Penzión Koliba

Penzión Koliba

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Koliba u Kuba Penzión **

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Vŕšky Brewery

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Penzión Toliar

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Penzión U nás

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Penzión Reduta

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Holiday Park Orava ***

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Penzión Villa Helia

Penzión Villa Helia

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Penzión Koliba

Penzión Koliba

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Koliba u Kuba Penzión **

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Koliba u dobrého pastiera

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Zipline Kubínska

Zipline Kubínska

The longest and most modern ZIPLINE in Central and Eastern Europe with a length of 1234 m is guaranteed to take your breath away.

AquaRelax Dolný Kubín

AquaRelax Dolný Kubín

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Orava rafting

Orava rafting

Do you want to experience a romantic holiday in the beautiful corners of the river Orava with a touch of adventure? Or a little adrenaline on the wild water? Come rafting with us!

Go down the river by raft

Go down the river by raft

A unique rafting trip on the river Orava under the Red and White Rocks. In addition to the unforgettable scenery during the cruise, visitors have the opportunity to refresh themselves with a regional drink with a cultural insert.

Aqua-Vital Park Lúčky

Aqua-Vital Park Lúčky

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AQUA-VITAL Park – Spa meadows

AQUA-VITAL Park –  Spa meadows

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Spa Lúčky

Spa Lúčky

Spa Lúčky lying on the limits of regions Liptov and Orava is the one of oldest in Slovakia. It is popular for it provides complete therapy of gynaecological diseases, and it is the only spa in the county specialised in womens diseases. Locals know the mineral springs since 1761.

LASER GAME Volcano

LASER GAME Volcano

Experience an adrenaline shooter in Námestovo as well! Come and enjoy a pleasant time with friends, where you have fun.

Escape Plan

Escape Plan

The only ESCAPE PLAN in the whole region can be found in Námestovo. The three rooms Mystery Traveler's Mystery, Thegodfather and Family Mystery are the ideal place to spend your free time with family or friends. The principle of the game is the development of the team spirit of the team and systematically helps to improve group performance.

Gino Paradise Bešeňová

Gino Paradise Bešeňová

This fine park, which is located in the beautiful setting of the Choč Mountains overlooking both the Low and Western Tatras, boasts a wide variety of three indoor and thirteen outdoor pools, nine outdoor water slides, a number of children's slides and hot tubs. The resort also features a new pebble beach that includes a nudist area. Relaxation and entertainment for the whole family are provided all year long.

Orava Regional Gallery

Orava Regional Gallery

The Orava Gallery with 8,000 pieces of works of art is one of the most important public galleries in Slovakia. The Orava Gallery, which is a regional gallery for Zilina region, was founded in 1965 and is located in the town of Dolný Kubín in the 17th-century County House on Hviezdoslav's Square.

Literary exhibition of P. O. Hviezdoslav

Literary exhibition of P. O. Hviezdoslav

Do you want to learn more about the famous poet Pavel Országh Hviezdoslav than it is written in school textbooks? In that case, be sure to visit the literary exhibition dedicated to this important poet and playwright.

Čaplovič library

Čaplovič library

Visit the Čaplovič Library, which consists of 93,696 library units and gain knowledge in the scientific disciplines represented in the library fund (lexicons and bibliographies, theology, philosophy, history and geography, sociology, law, philology, fiction, mathematics, natural sciences, art, revue and cook).

Florin house

Florin house

How different can your room be with the room of the famous poet The Herkel Florin? Come and look at his memorial room and get to know this important personality better.

Leštiny – articled church

Leštiny – articled church

The wooden articled Evangelical church of 1688 with wooden belfry was included in 2008, along with seven wooden churches of the Slovak part of Carpathian Mountain Area, on the UNESCO Word Heritage List.

Archeopark- Praveká osada Mokrý kút

Archeopark- Praveká osada Mokrý kút

Archeopark offers us the opportunity to look into the Lusatian culture, where we can see tools from the Bronze Age, functional bread ovens, firing ceramics or melting bronze. Archeopark is a suitable tip for all-day activities associated with learning about the life of prehistoric people.

The smelting plant Františkova huta

The smelting plant Františkova huta

In the vicinity of the distinctive village of Podbiel, with its unique complex of folk-architecture buildings, located in the region surrounding the Orava dam, we can find the precious technical monument Františkova huta (Francis’s Smelting Plant).

Podbiel

Podbiel

PODBIEL is a typical village lying in the region of Orava (north of Slovakia) with interesting compound of original log houses called Bobrova rala built in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Events Around

Greta RUN – 2. ročník

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NESKORO VEČER: TALKSHOW PETRA MARCINA

Peter Marcin prichádza do rodného Ružomberka so zájazdovou verziou najpopulárnejšej a najúspešnejšej slovenskej talkshow. !!! PRE VEĽKÝ ZÁUJEM PRIDANÉ PREDSTAVENIE o 16:30 !!!

Paci Pac a kamaráti - Ružomberok

PACI PAC A KAMARÁTI Turné Paci Pac a kamaráti pokračuje jesennou časťou. Obľúbená dvojica predstaví dlhoočakávané nové CD a tak sa môžete tešiť na aktuálne pesničky s novými postavičkami, ako napríklad Superhrdina alebo Medvedík a čakať môžete aj krásne kulisy, ktoré všetkých prenesú do rozprávkového sveta.

Ciganski Diabli a Mário Kuly Kollár - Dolný Kubín

Pozývame vás na koncert Cigánski Diabli & Mário ,,Kuly“ Kollár. Po úspešnom turné s kapelou Desmod sa uvidíme znovu na jednom pódiu, kde budete počuť zmes tých najkrajších skladieb v podaní orchestra Cigánski Diabli a spevu v podaní Kulyho.

Jozef Hollý TOUR 2020 - Ružomberok

Cenník: - sektor A 25 EUR - sektor B 21 EUR - sektor C 18 EUR Organizátor si v prípade sprísnenia opatrení súvisiacich s COVID -19 vyhradzuje právo na zmenu času konania podujatia. Zľavy:  - bez nároku na zľavu ------------------------------- Predpredaj.sk vám umožňuje online nákup vstupeniek na rôzne hudobné, kultúrne, športové a iné podujatia. Vybrať si môžete aj zo širokej ponuky kurzov, adrenalínových zážitkov, výrobkov a služieb.

Jozef Hollý TOUR 2020 - Ružomberok

Cenník: - sektor A 25 EUR - sektor B 21 EUR - sektor C 18 EUR Organizátor si v prípade sprísnenia opatrení súvisiacich s COVID -19 vyhradzuje právo na zmenu času konania podujatia. Zľavy:  - bez nároku na zľavu ------------------------------- Predpredaj.sk vám umožňuje online nákup vstupeniek na rôzne hudobné, kultúrne, športové a iné podujatia. Vybrať si môžete aj zo širokej ponuky kurzov, adrenalínových zážitkov, výrobkov a služieb.

Jozef Hollý TOUR 2020 - Ružomberok

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Jozef Hollý TOUR 2020 - Ružomberok

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Paci Pac a kamaráti - Nižná

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Utgard 2021

Jul 3, 2021
Utgard 2021

V sobotu 27.6.2020 sa v archeoparku Liptovia v Partizánskej Ľupči uskutoční 6. ročník najväčšieho slovenského festivalu včasného stredoveku UTGARD. Najväčší dobový tábor na Slovensku tvoriaci 300 historických stanov, 40 dobových remeselníkov a 350 bojovníkov vo veľkej bitke bez scenára. Vikingovia, Slovania, Avari, Byzantínci a iní, takmer z celej Európy na jednom bojovom poli. K tomu prednášky historikov, koncerty skupín dobovej hudby, bojové hry, turnaje, sokoliarstvo, ohňová show a mnoho iného. Dokonalá atmosféra a prostredie, ktoré vás prenesú do obdobia pred 1000 rokmi.