Must see attractions in Eger

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    Eger Castle

    Climb up cobbled Vár köz from Tinódi Sebestyén tér to reach the castle, erected in the 13th century after the Mongol invasion. Models, drawings and…

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    Minorite Church of St Anthony of Padua

    On the southern side of Eger's main square stands this church, built in 1771 by Bohemian architect Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer and one of the most glorious…

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    Lyceum Library

    This 160,000-volume, all-wood library on the 1st floor of the Lyceum's south wing contains hundreds of priceless manuscripts, medical codices and…

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    Eger Archbishop’s Palace

    This splendid 18th-century structure contains two very rich collections. On the ground floor is the Ecclesiastical Collection, with priceless vestments,…

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    County Hall

    Kossuth Lajos utca boasts dozens of baroque and Eclectic gems, including the delightful County Hall, with a wrought-iron grid above the main door…

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    Magic Tower

    Attractions in the so-called Magic Tower above the Lyceum are spread over several floors and include an Astronomy Museum on the 6th floor of the east wing…

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    Kossuth Lajos Utca

    Kossuth Lajos utca is a fine and leafy street lined with such architectural gems as the former Orthodox synagogue, built in 1893, and the former…

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    Directly east of Eger Basilica is the Zopf-style Lyceum (1765), now headquarters of the Károly Eszterházy University of Applied Sciences. It contains a…

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    Dobó István tér

    Statues of István Dobó and his comrades-in-arms routing the Turks fill Eger’s main square, which has been totally revamped in recent years. To the south…

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    Astronomy Museum

    The Astronomy Museum, on the 6th floor of the east wing of the Lyceum, contains 18th-century astronomical equipment, a planetarium with scheduled shows…

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    Eger Basilica

    A highlight of the town’s amazing architecture is Eger Basilica. This neoclassical monolith was designed in 1836 by József Hild, the same architect who…

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    Castle Casemates

    Beneath Eger Castle are these casemates hewn from solid rock. Part of them is open to the public, accessible via the Dark Gate in the eastern section of…

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    City Under the City

    To the right of the main steps up to Eger Basilica is the entrance to the former archbishop’s cellars. A guided history-oriented tour on the hour leads…

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    This 40m-high minaret, topped incongruously with a cross, is one of the few reminders of the Ottoman occupation of Eger. Nonclaustrophobes can brave the…

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    Kepes Institute

    This unusual gallery exhibits the work of Hungarian-born American artist and designer György Kepes, who is celebrated for – among other things – his light…

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    Ecclesiastical Collection

    The Ecclesiastical Collection, in the Eger Archbishop’s Palace, consists of priceless vestments, church plate and liturgical objects.

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    Provost’s Palace

    The wrought-iron balcony and window grilles of this rococo building were the work of master craftsman Henrik Fazola.

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    Eger Art Gallery

    This collection of fine art that once hung in Eger Castle contains works by Canaletto and Ceruti, among others.

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    Neoclassical Synagogue

    The erstwhile neoclassical synagogue dating from 1845 is now partly renovated and functions as a theatre.

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    Sándor Ziffer Gallery

    This gallery is housed in the former Orthodox synagogue, built in 1893 and named after the painter Sándor Ziffer (1880–1962). It has rotating exhibitions…