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  ORAVA CASTLE
by matcrazy1
 
 

I found Orava castle (Oravsky Hrad) unique and attractive for at least two reason:
1. it's location on a top of a steep 114 m (374 ft) tall rocky cliff,
2. its three-castle composition (upper, middle and lower castle) clining to the profile of the castle rock.

And it was the best preserved castle from middle ages I ever visited in Slovakia.


HISTORICAL BACKGROUND
The first castle was built at the rock in 13th century. It was originally a watch royal fortress guarded nearby Hungarian - Polish border (Slovakia belonged to Hungary and then Austro-Hungary till 1918).
The present shape of the castle is from the beginning of the 17th century when the castle was rebuilt by Turza family.

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  • Written Dec 18, 2003
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