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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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  • The views from the top are lovely, the climb up the spiral staircase is fun and the Minaret should be on a list of things to see for everyone visiting Eger.  more »
  • A tower built 500 years ago. A very narrow stairs, stone steps (more than 100 I guess), some tiring "climb", but finally you get an amazing sight in a tiny balcony at... 30 mts. maybe... a very nice a...  more »
  • The tower is the northernmost point of the Turkish empire when they ruled Hungary temporarily. Walk by and see it, and pay the 300 HUF to climb it for a quick 97 step to a beautiful view of eger. Very...  more »
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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.
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