Minaret, Eger

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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. Work out when and for how long to visit Minaret and other Eger attractions using our handy Eger travel app .
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  • Very good view, but the steps are very dangerous. Luck now renewed the whole thing.
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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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  • A nice experience with the really tight staircase and the great view of the city and the surrounding hills. A place you shouldnt miss unless you are afraid of heights
  • 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

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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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