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Torok Kori Minaret

Knezich Karoly utca 1, Eger 3300, Hungary
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Knezich Karoly utca 1, Eger 3300, Hungary
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Reviewed yesterday

this is a relic from the time of the muslim occupation and was in need of rescuing as it was tilting at precarious angle, is now under restoration with huge braces in place to hod it in upright position whilst the base is strengthened.

Thank chris8368
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were only able to see it from the outside, because it is closed for maintenance. We saw that they are working to stabilize this tall building. Would have been nice to climb the stairs and see the view.

Thank MauriceAG
Reviewed 22 April 2017

The views from the top are lovely, the climb up the spiral staircase is fun and the Minaret should be on a list of things to see for everyone visiting Eger.

Thank BlueEyed85
Reviewed 16 April 2017

A tower built 500 years ago. A very narrow stairs, stone steps (more than 100 I guess), some tiring "climb", but finally you get an amazing sight in a tiny balcony at... 30 mts. maybe... a very nice and very funny experience. You have to...More

Thank Andres M
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

The tower is the northernmost point of the Turkish empire when they ruled Hungary temporarily. Walk by and see it, and pay the 300 HUF to climb it for a quick 97 step to a beautiful view of eger. Very cramped since it was built...More

Thank Croyboss
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

This minaret is very very old, looks lovely. The castle is also close, so is the main square. One of the few minarets in Hungary.

Thank bl4ze
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Not much here. Just a solitary minaret surrounded by a fence. Guidebook says that it is the most northermost minaret in Europe. We could see it from the western castle wall every bit as well and that would have sufficed--we were close by so walked...More

Thank Darcy K
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

You need about 1min to get to the top, but 5min to get to the ground again..;-) The stairs are very tin, small but high. The view is great but there is not much place to stand!

Thank Macoona
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

This minaret reminds Hungarians of the time when they were made second-class citizens in their own country by their Turkish invaders. Today the Islamic crescent has been replaced by a Christian cross, except on the miniature replicas sold to (Turkish?) tourists. The positive side is...More

1  Thank wlhts7
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I circled the place a few times before deciding to take the tour. The entire visit doesn't take long only about 20 minutes and it's really scary climbing those narrow stairs. Definitely not for claustrophobics. However the view from above is worth it :) amazing

Thank Ramona P
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