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 you through the caverns and takes 45 minutes. Take a jumper (sweater); it's 12°C down there.

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Nearby Eger attractions

1. Eger Basilica

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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…

2. Lyceum

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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…

3. Provost’s Palace


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

4. 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…

5. Eger Art Gallery


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

6. Ecclesiastical Collection


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

7. 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,…