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Torok Kori Minaret

Knezich Karoly Utca 1, Eger 3300, Hungary
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Ranked #9 of 19 Attractions in Eger
Type: Cultural
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Budapest, Hungary
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

97 steps in a very narrow tube. climbing up steps by steps and in the end you "have" to step out to a totally thin outside balcon which is just 3-4 meters around the Minaret cap. Everything is beneath you

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9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We just had to get up there with my family! It was a challenge for sure, as it is a very narrow and never ending spiral staircase,but was worth it. Great view with the feeling of completion.:)

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Driffield, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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620 reviews 620 reviews
342 attraction reviews
400 helpful votes 400 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
34 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
20 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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