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 is the splendid Minorite church, built in 1771 and one of the most beautiful baroque buildings in the world. Just north of and visible from the square is the 40m-tall minaret.

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Nearby Eger attractions

1. Minorite Church of St Anthony of Padua

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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…

2. Neoclassical Synagogue

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

3. Dobó Bastion

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Part of the Eger Castle Complex, the terrace of the renovated Dobó Bastion (1549), which collapsed in 1976, offers stunning views of the town. Climb down…

4. County Hall

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

5. Minaret

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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…

6. Astronomy Museum

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

8. Kossuth Lajos Utca

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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…