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Torok Kori Minaret

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Address: Knezich Karoly Utca 1, Eger 3300, Hungary
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In spite of the sad history between Hungarians and the Turkish, the city maintained this tiny piece of history and transformed it into a tourist attraction. The minaret is open to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 7, 2015
YesolChoi
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Seoul, South Korea

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Budapest, Hungary
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There are only 3 minarets remained in Hungary after 150 years of Turkish occupation. This is one of them. There is not to much to see.

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Seoul, South Korea
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

In spite of the sad history between Hungarians and the Turkish, the city maintained this tiny piece of history and transformed it into a tourist attraction. The minaret is open to tourists who can climb up and see the charming view of Eger. The entrance fee is cheap, the city's other main attraction, the castle is close by and there's... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

On the top is perfect view to the whole Eger. But you need to face with many stairs in very, very narrow staircase, so this "journey" is definitely not for claustrophobic or overweight persons.

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Balatonfured, Hungary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

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.

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1 Thank Beata O
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 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.

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Budapest, Hungary
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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 :)

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Kutna Hora, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 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.

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Budapest
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

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.)

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

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 

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 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 

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