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The Basilica, Eger

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Admire the massive structure, ornate details, and folk-art frescoes of The Basilica, a 19th-century Classicist church recognizable by its hulking size and yellow color. The elaborate exterior features several statues, tall columns, two sanctuary towers, and a magnificent dome. Step inside to see the even more ornate interior, where high ceilings lead to colorful frescoes by folk artist István Takács. If you're lucky, you'll be treated to the sounds of its dramatic organ being played. To visit The Basilica on your trip to Eger, use our Eger trip itinerary maker.
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  • Just a pity it's masterpiece, that when we were there, just had no organ concert.
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  • Very cute Basil quite large sizes and tradicionngo internal clearance for the cathedrals of this kind.
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  • this is a must see sight, it is beautiful on the outside and outstanding on the inside with sensational artwork, statues and so much gold work it is difficult to take it all in. The frescos are breath...  more »

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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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