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Minaret, Eger

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Landmark Tourist Spot
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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  • Nice and unusual to see a minaret in hungary, well maintained, you can normally climb up to the top, but currently looks under renovation so not sure the stairs are open  more »
  • Really were surprised when we saw that the minaret "round is on". Probably now began to eat the time vasfoga!
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  • this is a relic from the time of the muslim occupation and was in need of rescuing as it was tilting at precarious angle, is now under restoration with huge braces in place to hod it in upright positi...  more »
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  • Amazing experience, worth the wait. The staircase is extremely narrow, steep and dark, so only go up if you are not claustrophobic & adventurous. Up in the tower there is not a lot of space either, don't even try it if you have the fear of heights.
  • A lovely minaret, but the mosque that belonged to it has long gone and apart from being there, it has little to offer.
  • Currently under renovation.. from outside is quite nice
  • Under recostruction, but a beatifull piece of architecture
  • awesome stuff. for the reviews stating that the steps are too short: *you don't say meme* - seriously, take a look at the building..

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Where to stay in Eger

A city of wine, spas, rich history, and numerous sights, Eger is one of the most popular destinations in northern Hungary. If you're coming for the famous thermal waters, a good selection of high-end accommodations offer on-site baths, spas, and wellness centers. More budget-minded options range from boutique hotels and pensions to guesthouses, hostels, and rental apartments. Available lodgings in Eger are equally distributed between the city center and the more rural and residential areas, close to the natural beauty of northern Hungary.
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