The Astronomy Museum, on the 6th floor of the east wing of the Lyceum, contains 18th-century astronomical equipment and an observatory;...
City under the City
To the right of the main steps to the basilica is the entrance to the former archbishop’s cellars. A history-oriented tour leads you...
Gödör Kult Klub
This bizarre, cavelike DJ dance club beneath the cathedral steps parties hard on weekends. Seriously underground.
Very simple hole-in-the-wall place serving innumerable varieties of pizza, with a fair number of vegetarian options.
Eszterházy tér 1 · interesting places nearby
Directly opposite the basilica is the recently renovated Zopf-style Lyceum (1765). The 60,000-volume library on the 1st floor of the south wing contains hundreds of priceless manuscripts and codices. The trompe l’oeil ceiling fresco (1778) depicts the Counter-Reformation’s Council of Trent (1545–63), with a lightning bolt setting heretical manuscripts ablaze. The Astronomy Museum on the 6th floor of the east wing contains 18th-century astronomical equipment, an observatory and a planetarium with regularly scheduled shows. Climb three more floors up the so-called Magic Tower (Varász Torony) to the observation deck to try out the camera obscura, the ‘eye of Eger’, designed in 1776 to entertain townspeople.