Directly east of Eger Basilica is the Zopf-style Lyceum (1765), now headquarters of the Károly Eszterházy University of Applied Sciences. It contains a priceless historical library on the 1st floor of the south wing. Above that and spread over several floors is the so-called Magic Tower, a 'popular science centre' that will surprise and delight both adults and children.

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Nearby Eger attractions

1. Lyceum Library

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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…

3. Provost’s Palace

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

4. 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…

5. City Under the City

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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…

6. 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…

7. Ecclesiastical Collection

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

8. Eger Art Gallery

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