History and Culture

Museum of Orava Village

More than 50 buildings of folk architecture present folk dwellings and structures, and life in traditional village communities in Slovakia in the past centuries. Open-air museum offers a variety of programs, presentations of Orava folk and crafts, as well as evening shows all year around.
Museum of Orava Village

Museum of Orava Village

Podroháčske folklórne slávnosti (Rohace Folkfest)

An international three-day folk festival, a crafts fair and accompanying exhibition held annually in early August.

Podroháčske folklórne slávnosti (Rohace Folkfest)

Gallery of Maria Medvecka

Display of 242 artworks representing work of the famous Orava painter Maria Medvecká, installed in a classicist mansion from the 19th century. The gallery is located in Tvrdošín, 20 km away.

Gallery of Maria Medvecka

Orava Castle

Dominant element of Orava, preserved vast fortress of the 13th century, located on a steep cliff 112m above the Orava river. The castle is a national monument, the interior offer the elementsof gothis, renaissance and romantism. Did you know that in this castle were shot the scenes of German silent movie Nosferatu the Vampire in 1922? 31 km from Zuberec.

Orava Castle

The František Iron Works

František smetler, an interesting demonstration of industrial architecture and a unique monument of metallurgy and mining of iron ore in the Orava region. Belt walls and central metallurgical furnace are objects that have been preserved until today from a metallurgical factory built in 1835. Podbiel, 12 km.