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Minaret, Eger
(4.1/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web)
A soaring structure dominating the skyline of Eger, Minaret remains one of the city's main claims to fame. In a town packed with landmark buildings, this structure rises above the surrounding area and reminds visitors of a time when Ottoman Turks ruled this part of Europe. Constructed in the 17th century, the minaret stands 40 m (130 ft) and offers unbeatable views of the city center. One of only three remaining minarets in all of Hungary, it draws huge crowds on a daily basis. If you don't like heights and tight spaces, see what the minaret looks like from the city's famous castle. Arrange your visit to Minaret and discover more family-friendly attractions in Eger using our Eger vacation route planner.
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  • Not much here. Just a solitary minaret surrounded by a fence. Guidebook says that it is the most northermost minaret in Europe. We could see it from the western castle wall every bit as well and that ...  more »
  • A narrow passage leads up to the topmost galleries. Somewhat scarce, many guests, the visitors do not recommend bezártságot nemtűrő. Condone the amazing panorama.
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  • I confess that there isn't much to look at but to photograph him from a distance and watch how high and especially the thought of when it was built it gives me goosebumps. Nice and high for being an old building.
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  • Entrance fee 300HUF, not for claustrophobic or height intolerant people. Way back down is hardest - try not to slip on stairs.
  • Worth to see the view from the minaret's gallery. A journey though dark, narrow and tight stairs is not for people suffering with claustrophobia...
  • Loved it but this is a replica only. Steps are very tiny.
  • A quick must see sight in Eger.
  • Érdemes megnézni