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  • 1 Blockhouses of Eger Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Bastyb Utca H - Eger 3300

    An impressive network of underground passageways and blockhouses stretches under the foundations of St John's cathedral, of which only the ruins now remain. Learn how this network helped detect Turkish attempts to blow up the castle through the diggi..

  • 2 Small Provost's Palace Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Kossuth Lajos Utca 4 H - Eger 3300

    The provost's palace is a Baroque edifice dating from 1758 whose stone façade is graced with ornate sculpted curves and wrought-iron balconies by Fazola.

  • 3 County Hall at Eger Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Kossuth Lajos Utca 9 H - Eger 3300

    The Megyeháza dates from the 1750s and was built by a Viennese architect. Admire the work of Heinrik Fazola, particularly the railings above the main door, representing Faith, Hope and Charity. Two other wrought-iron gates in the passageway are justi..

  • 4 Eger Castle Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Vár 1 H - Eger 3300

    A steep path leads up to the fortified walls of this castle. A stroll round the old ramparts affords splendid points of view of the town. On your way, you will see the tomb of Gárdonyi Géza, author of a school manual which relates the story of the Tu..

  • 5 Kossuth Lajos Street Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Kossuth Lajos Utca H - Eger 3300

    It is worth stopping to admire the Baroque houses in this street. N°9, which now houses the Regional Council, was designed by a Viennese architect in 1750. Its wrought-iron railings are among the most well-known examples of Hungarian ironwork. The Pa..

  • 6 Former teacher training college Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Eszterházy Tér. 1 H - Eger 3300

    The archdeacon's library first opened in 1793. It currently boasts over 130,000 extremely rare books including Medieval manuscripts, incunabula, 16C, 17C and 18C works and the only letter written by Mozart on Hungarian soil. The painted ceiling, the ..

  • 7 Eger Art Gallery Interesting

    Museums and art

    Dobo istvan Utca H - Eger 3300

    Housed in a building to the left of the Dobó museum, this gallery is certainly worth a visit, not only for the famous The Women of Eger by the artist Bertalan Székely, but also for the collection of 16C to 18C Italian and Dutch School canvases, as we..

  • 8 Eger Main square Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Dobó István Tér H - Eger 3300

    Dobó István tér is the town's main square. In its centre stands a statue of a local and national hero, István Dobó, who defended the city and vanquished the Turks in 1552. The square is also home to the Church of Miner Brothers (Minorita templom). Th..

  • 9 Eger Minaret Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Knézich Károly út 2 H - Eger 3300

    Eger remained under Ottoman domination from 1596 to 1687. During this 90-year period, the Turks laid out the town according to their customs and needs, building mosques and baths. Very little remains today of this era and only the minaret is well con..

  • 10 Eger Basilica

    Religious buildings

    Pyrker Tér 1 H - Eger 3300

    The Érseki Foszékesegyház basilica is an immense Neo-Classical structure. Designed by the same architect as the Cathedral of Esztergom, its interior decoration is extremely sober in style. Make sure you admire the great portico with six Corinthian pi..

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