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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. Arrange your visit to Minaret and discover more family-friendly attractions in Eger using our Eger vacation route planner.
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  • This minaret is considered to be the northernmost in Europe, surviving after the Ottoman invasion. It is believed that it was erected in the middle of the 17 on the wave of joy from the liberation from the Turks, Hungarians demolished a lot of mosques and minarets. But this somehow survived and pleases the eye. You can climb the very narrow stairs! The entrance is very inexpensive.
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  • The Hungarian city is very proud of, and allows the visit which is agonizing for who is a bit claustrophobic, and exhausting when you already worked and we waited for the opportunity to go up there (the tail is permanent) beautiful view necessarily when you get to the top!
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  • Anyone who visits the Tower of many steps and narrow to be carried up and down the road can be a time-consuming, but the sight makes up for everything.
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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