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Torok Kori Minaret

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Address: Knezich Karoly Utca 1, Eger 3300, Hungary
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No go for people with fear of hight or claustrophobia

You don't see anything just stairs in a narrow, not everywhere lit tube, where you basically spin around yourself continuosly. So it needs good condition to climp your way up as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Beata O
Balatonfured, Hungary

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Balatonfured, Hungary
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You don't see anything just stairs in a narrow, not everywhere lit tube, where you basically spin around yourself continuosly. So it needs good condition to climp your way up as well as will power to persist climbing. The view on top is rewarding. You can spend 15 inutes before the next tourists.

1 Thank Beata O
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

You pay your entrance fee, duck your head, and start climbing stairs! It's a very interesting city feature with tremendous amounts of history attached to it.

Thank Frank S
Budapest, Hungary
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

You get a great view of the city as a reward, after you could climb up the 97 steps spiral staircase. All this is happening on a very narrow corridor on the top of that slim tower, so actually you get some adrenaline rush fun time as a bonus :)

Thank Barbara J
Kutna Hora, Czech Republic
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38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Extremely narrow, steep and spiral way up. It is high enough for a nice view, although the scenery doesn´t offer much. At the top, it is uneasy constricted feeling - so do it, if you like some light adrenalin feeling.

Thank Katka J
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Do not miss this unique piece of Ottoman Turkish history in Eger. In the season, tourists can walk all the way up to the top, which offers a superb view of Eger and the neighboring Bükk mountain range. (For those into dark stuff: this tower used to be the prime suicide spot in the 70s and 80s.)

Thank Brasi
Scotland, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This is the northernmost Turkish minaret in the world and forms a very imposing structure in the centre of town. Seems like stating the obvious as it is clearly very narrow, however if you suffer from claustrophobia or vertigo it's not the best idea to climb to the top. If you are overweight don't even attempt it or you may... More 

Thank CynthiaHoover
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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164 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Firstly you should know that it is not for the claustrephobic or those who might need more than one seat on the bus. there are only 97 steps to climb, but it is very narrow and very verticle. The views from the top are fantastic but it is still crapmed up there with no room for squeezing past people. Getting... More 

Thank stuart l
Brno, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Steps and the space inside are really narrow. I would not suggest to someone who is prone to claustrophobia. Transition from the narrow dark internal stairs to the open space on gallery with small guardrail and back is really interesting experience.

Thank abaklg
Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This minaret is for us “normal” tourists, who are not particularly interested in religion history, nothing much to see. It’s just a grey tower in a small square. But… If you like to test your condition or your claustrophobia by climbing to the balcony then this is the place. The stairs are steeply, slippery, high and many and the space... More 

1 Thank Ola K
Blessington, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Only for thin people ;) it is very narrow inside in a staircase and outside on the terrace. I have to say I felt a bit uncomfortable as I suffer from vertigo, but the view is worth to see.

Thank Ewa S

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