It is indeed fascinating to visit the monuments that depict the history of lords, kings, and aristocrats. Have you ever wondered about visiting the castles in Slovakia? The country is home to hundreds of palaces out of which some are appropriately maintained, and some lie in wrecks. But all of the castles tell us the history of Slovakia from the 5th Century. And it is due to these castles the country is considered to be a castle superpower as they demonstrate the wealth and power of rulers.
We bring you the list of some of the castles in Slovakia that you should visit at least once in your lifetime.
This castle is one of the most-visited tourist destinations in Slovakia. It is the majestic medieval castle of Orava and is situated on a rock overseeing the Orava River. The best months to visit the Orava castle are June to September. Before you consider to visit this castle, do note that the personal tours to this castle are not allowed, and English guided tours will take you the trip to the castle. There is much to experience in a castle, and the highlights of the tour are ethnological exhibitions and archaeological exhibitions. You could easily spend around 3 hours exploring the castle, and it is open on all days.
This castle was built in the bronze age on the settlement site. You might be excited to know that hundreds of years ago, Celts, Germanic, and Slavic tribes used to live in this castle. Among the other attractions in this castle, one of the fascinating places is to see a pre-Romanesque dome, which is the oldest building in the castle complex, from the period of the Great Moravia. And the history of lover travelers might love to see the extensive collection of medieval weapons such as rifles, oriental guns, Gothic Swords, and sabres. To add thrill to your visit, try out the night sightseeing tour to this castle.
This castle is the pride of Slovakia, which was initially built in the 12th Century but gradually grew and became a political, economic, and cultural center of the region. It is the largest castle in central Europe. It is all worth to have breath-taking views of the High Tatras Mountains when you climb atop this vast castle. This castle has crowned with UNESCO World Heritage Site tag. This is certainly not to miss the castle in Slovakia. The castle remains closed during the winter time and It remains open from April to October from morning 9:00 AM till evening at 05:00 PM and from May till September from 09:00 Am till 07:00 PM. Many major pictures have been shot here like Dragon heart, The Last Legion, and many more.
This castle is again one of the most visited tourist attractions of Slovakia. Kings and Aristocrats have owned the castle since the 12th Century. It was only in the 17th Century that the castle was reconstructed with the most romantic appearance. The castle attracts not only travelers but also many international filmmakers. Many of the romantic fairy tale and fantasy films have been shot here in this castle. It would be marvelous to visit the castle surrounded by large chapels, towers, and steep roofs. The castle is closed on Monday, and the rest of the days it is open from 10 AM to 3 PM.