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Torok Kori Minaret

Knezich Karoly Utca 1, Eger 3300, Hungary
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Ranked #8 of 15 Attractions in Eger
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Driffield, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is well worth the climb to the top if you want a good view of the town. (See pics). Beware, not for those scared of heights. The walkway around the top is only wide enough for you to walk around sideways with your back to wall. (Unless your very skinny or a child). Also, the spiral staircase is extremely... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

It's more of a fun thing to have seen and climbed, than real content. Very narrow and steep stairs, getting even narrower towards the top. 97 steps takes you 26m up, just when real claustrophobia starts to set in, you find yourself on a ledge, only wide enough to turn around while hugging the wall and saying a prayer. For... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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578 reviews 578 reviews
322 attraction reviews
358 helpful votes 358 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

About 100 steps and fee of 300 HUF to climb. It's just to say you did it because the view is better from the castle.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

My heart started racing toward the top of the climb as the minaret narrowed but then I felt the fresh air and stepped out to see a beautiful view of Eger and the surrounding areas. Only 300HUF and lots of smaller kids and families were going up and down as well.

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Melbourne, Australia
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33 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

96 steep steps around and around until you reach the top. Great experience don't think I could do it again as not fit enough. Not for the faint hearted. The outside landing is extremely narrow ( you couldn't pass anyone). On the way down we climbed down backward it's the best way.

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hungary
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56 reviews 56 reviews
19 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Old turkish You can go up and downstairs on a narrow spiral staircase, which means NARROW, so if you are overweight or higher than the average please stay down! 97 steps, and after it beautiful panorama around, to the castle, city, etc! Max 8 prsns in a round, because the staircase is a one way street. Worth the wait!

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

If you want to visit it consider that it is closed during winter time (from November till April) and you can't climb up the stairs. So we could see it only from outside.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

We did not go up the minaret. We were content to sit next to it, watch the street scene, and enjoying musing about the clash of cultures and religions that occurred in Eger five centuries ago. The minaret itself appears to be in good shape, as are many of the surrounding buildings.

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Vantaa, Finland
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38 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Really nice experience - or then Your nightmare! Steps are demanding, don't be too tall or wide or have problems with Your feet or hands. Going up asks power, coming down test Your nerves as every step is possibility to slip. Top is not for those who are afraid of height. Very limited space, but what a great feeling and... More

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

If you climb to the top you get good views over the town. Plus for children it is fun to climb the narrow circular stairs. Try and pick a time when fewer people are around, as when it is busy you get a blockage, as there isn't room for people to go both up and down the stairs at the... More

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