Attractions

Top Choice Fortress in Eger

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 artefacts like armour and Turkish uniforms in the Castle History Ex…
Top Choice Church in Eger

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 baroque buildings in the world. The altarpiece of the Virgin…
Top Choice Cemetery in Bereg Region

Szatmárcseke Cemetery

This famous cemetery in the village of Szatmárcseke has 1200 grave markers resembling up-ended prows that are unique in Hungary. Their notches and grooves represent a complicated language detailing marital status, s…
Top Choice Library in Eger

Lyceum Library

This awesome 60,000-volume all-wood library on the 1st floor of the Lyceum's south wing contains hundreds of priceless manuscripts, medical codices and incunabula. The trompe l’oeil ceiling fresco painted by Bohemia…
Top Choice Church in Bereg Region

Tákos Calvinist Church

In the village of Tákos, this 18th-century wattle-and-daub Calvinist church has a spectacularly painted coffered ceiling of blue and red flowers, a partly beaten-earth floor and an ornately carved 'folk baroque' pul…
Castle in Hollókő

Hollókő Castle

Hollókő Castle commands a striking view of the surrounding hills from 365m-high Stalk Hill (Szár-hegy). Climb to the top of the pentagonal keep to look out across fields and forested hills without a trace of human o…
Historic Building in Eger

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, church plate and liturgical objects. Don't miss the scale mode…
Museum in Northern Hungary

Palóc Museum

If you’d like to learn more about the Palóc people, head for the town of Balassagyarmat and this purpose-built museum. The standing exhibit ‘From Cradle to Grave’ takes you through the important stages in the lives …
Notable Building in Eger

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 portraying (from the left) Faith, Hope and Charity by Henrik Fazola, …
Museum in Eger

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 containing 18th-century astronomical equipment, a Magic Hall…