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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 Hungarian in Eger

Macok Bistro & Wine Bar

This stylish eatery at the foot of the castle, with its inventive menu and excellent wine cellar, has been named among the top dozen restaurants in Hungary, and who are we to disagree? We'll come back in particular …
Top Choice Hungarian in Eger

1552

With a name like this, the stunning new 1552 has just got to be up in the castle. The upscale menu, created by Budapest-trained chef Matyás Hegyi, offers largely New Hungarian cuisine, with a polite nod to the loser…
Top Choice Wine Bar in Eger

Fúzio Wine Bar & Cellar

This rather precious wine bar in the cellars of master vintner Tibor Gal has tastings and serves wine by the glass and bottle. A large, comfortably furnished space with seating in a central court just up from the ci…
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…