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Torok Kori Minaret

Knezich Karoly Utca 1, Eger 3300, Hungary
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Ranked #8 of 14 attractions in Eger
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Melbourne, Australia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 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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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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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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25 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
139 helpful votes 139 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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71 helpful votes 71 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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

250 HUF for a scary climb, scary circuit at the top and scary descent. Stone steps inside a very tight space but it is well lit all the way up. The well railed balcony that surrounds the minaret at the top is tight and you would be very thin if you can walk around it without touching both the rail... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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25 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

This is something you must see!! We strolled around in Eger and came to the square where the famous minaret (the northernmost Turkish minaret) is. Not interested in climbing up in the tower I was looking around and saw a pretty restored house beside the square. Went over there and found out that it was a “Marzipan Museum”. I saw... More

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San Francisco, California
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

This minaret is no longer used to call the faithful, so we can climb it and enjoy the stunning vistas. There is a "tender" at the bottom at the stairs to make sure we take turns - two of us went up, saw the views, then cautiously came down - good workout, great views!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013 via mobile

be prepatred if you are coming to town in between main summer seasons (may-september) you can have hard time to visit and climb minaret. we were there in January and Minaret was closed for good until april or may. but its really rare building worth to check out. for its rareness and also for its views. Its easy to find,... More

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