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Eger Castle (Egri Var)

Address: Sort of stands out..., Eger, Hungary
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Ranked #6 of 20 things to do in Eger
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: A 13th-century medieval castle comprised of the Istvan Dobo Castle Museum and many ruins, including...
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Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: A 13th-century medieval castle comprised of the Istvan Dobo Castle Museum and many ruins, including a 13th-century cathedral and 15th-century Gothic Episcopal Palace.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

You can do a self-guided tour of this place. History, nice views, great walking spots. There is a guided tour portion of the caves, but only at certain hours. I recommend calling ahead for specific times if you want to go to the caves. Great visit, lots of history.

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Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I can only advicing you to have and feel peacefull atmosphere out of city jam there will open top mountain train like a coach at the beginning it starts from the bottom of hill(1km height)climbing to the top mostly 10 km speed and feeling nature and seeing everything,smellling fresh air to reach to the top so when you arrive there... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Worth to watch the 3D cinema, which shows well the town and castle's original look. The walls are under reconstruction right now (2015 January), but most of the place is open for visit, and most of it is for free.

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Tirgu Mures, Romania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This castle reveals a well detailed part of Hungary's Medieval era history and fights against the turkish.There are at least 20 cannons which are exotic and noteworthy.There is a smaller museum inside divided in separate rooms which offer a more profound look on their weapons and dresses,however there is an additional fee for entering the museum.On the outside you can... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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122 reviews 122 reviews
77 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

A short walk from the city center and you reach the castle.At this time of the year we did not have to pay entrance fee to visit the grounds.A tour inside the castle and the underground passages costs money but worth all of it.A big part of the castle and the walls was under reconstruction .Still, you can imagine the... More 

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New York City, New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

It's good to get there to see the overall view at the city and surrounding landscape. Other than that don't expect magnificent castle or great historical sites. It's only old walls.

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Windsor, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We had a great time during the Medieval Festival this past summer. Great views and there was a real air of excitement. It was so much fun.

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Birmingham
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

You get a wonderful view of more than just the city from the summit. The castle is currently undergoing pointing of the stonework so is a bit upset at present. However, the workers are keeping the walkways clear for ease of movement.

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Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

There are a handful of exhibits to check out in the castle. But I went up there for the view of the city. It is an interesting place and quite a conversation piece if you're with someone who's interested in medieval history and warfare. But beyond that, I'm not sure if it's worth a second visit.

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
31 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

A stay in hungarian baroque town Eger (NE of country) is unthinkable without leaving visit the legendary castle, which towers above the city. Fortifications that withstood the Turkish superiority offers a panoramic view of the picturesque town (novel - by G. Gárdonyi and film: Eger stars). Later it was conquered by the Turks while, which witnessed the northernmost minaret in... More 

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