letstonesspeak

Idõ  8 óra 55 perc

Koordináták 1300

Uploaded 2014. március 24.

Recorded március 2014

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Megtekintve 1167 alkalommal, letöltve 1 alkalommal

közel Oravský Podzámok, Žilinský (Slovenská republika)

As a part of our Comenius project Let stones speak we visited Orava castle. The castle is built on the rocky hill above the river Orava and Oravsky Podzamok village. In origin it was a fortified wooden castle, but later the wood was replaced with the stone. The first news written about the stone castle goes back to 13- th century. The three terraces of the rocky hill became the foundations of the upper, medium and lower castle. During the centuries the Orava castle changed different times the appearance and proprietors.

How to get there:

1. By railway from Kralovany, station Oravsky Podzamok.
2. By car from Dolny Kubin towards Poland.
3. Leave your car on the parking lot in Oravsky Podzamok. You will see immediately how to get to the first castle's gate. The place is very lively.

WHERE TO STAY:
1. Budget accommodation-
a) Lodging house Oravsky podzamok: http://hotelce.com/turisticka-ubytovna-vartas-oravsky-podzamok
b) lodging house Forgac: http://www.uby.sk/turisticka-ubytovna-forgac-oravsky-podzamok?locale=en

2. Hotel accommodation-
a) Hotel Orava: http://www.booking.com/hotel/sk/orava.en-gb.html?aid=333367;label=oravsky-podzamok-eakZwbvIVObL9PXt4JPiBgS36370332582%3Apl%3Ata%3Ap1%3Ap2%3Aac%3Aap1t1%3Aneg;sid=c4768a230b1b44b45c015c7c4e859b3b;dcid=4;checkin=2014-04-02;checkout=2014-04-03;dist=0;srfid=3c26214f5ce80635743a421f3f6dc69193d28693X5;type=total;ucfs=1

b) Hotel Oravan: http://www.hoteloravan.sk/
Waypoint

Oravsky hrad( Orava castle)

One the most beautiful and largest castles in Slovakia, in the northern Orava region, Orava Castle is situated on a high rock above Orava river. Oravsky Podzamok village is the starting point to the Orava Castle. As it usually goes with Slovak castles, it was built in the place of former fortified fortress. That was right after the Tartar raids, in the mid 13th century. Orava Castle was owned by many aristocrats, county heads and noblemen, protecting important road to Poland and serving as an administrative and military centre for the region. Since the 16-th century the castle was owned by Thurzo family. In 1800 the castle burnt out after several days and nights of fire. Fortunately, Francis Zichy had it repaired and reconstructed almost immediately. Shortly after, one of first museums in Slovakia was established here.
Waypoint

Dolny Kubin train station

Waypoint

Literary Exhibition of P.O. Hviezdoslav and Caplovic library in Dolny Kubin

Literary Exhibition of P.O. Hviezdoslav The exhibition is part of the P.O. Hviezdoslav Literary Museum, which was opened on 13 November 1954, the 33rd anniversary of Hviezdoslav's funeral. The museum is the oldest literary museum in Slovakia. It is housed in the historic building of the Čaplovič Library in Hviezdoslav Square in Dolný Kubín. The exhibition, in three rooms, brings us closer to the life and work of one of the most realistic, lyrical and epic authors of Slovak literature from the turn of the 20th century – poet, playwright, translator and lawyer Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav (2 February 1849, Vyšný Kubín - 8 November 1921, Dolný Kubín). Text and images are accompanied by genuine personal mementoes from the estate of the poet. These include his study, part of his salon, some clothing, anniversary gifts and personal effects. The exhibition is complemented by works by the painter Academician Eva Trizuljaková inspired by Hviezdoslav's Bloody Sonnets lyrical cycle. In front of the building is a monumental work by the sculptor Academician Fraňo Štefunka, a bronze, larger-than-life statue of P.O. Hviezdoslav. Next to the statue are four horizontal blocks with relief decoration and texts of the four areas of Hviezdoslav's work.

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