Orava castle

Region:Region Žilina (Žilinský kraj)
District:Dolný Kubín
City / Municipality:Oravský Podzámok
Latitude:49° 15' 42.58908" / 49.2618303
Longitude:19° 21' 30.855240000065" / 19.358570900000018
Included in categories: Castles
Orava Castle is one of the most beautiful castles in Slovakia. It is located in the village Oravský Podzámok in Žilina region (Žilinský kraj). It is a significant landmark in the Orava region. The highest part of the castle is 112 meters above the Orava River. The castle hill - the castle cliff on which the Orava Castle is built, is a national natural monument. The castle hill was already inhabited in prehistoric times. The presence of the Slavs in the 9th century is also proven on the today's area of the castle. In the middle of the 13th century, a bricked castle was built probably on the site of a wooden castle. The castle belonged to system of defensive castles of the northern part of the country and also served as a guard function. First mention in writing is from  1267. On the present, there are expositions of the Orava Museum (Oravské múzeum) at the castle. >> History of Orava ... ... Read more
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Neo-Gothic, Renaissance architecture



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