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Eger Castle (Egri Var)

Address: Sort of stands out..., Eger, Hungary
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Ranked #7 of 19 Attractions 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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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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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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119 reviews 119 reviews
77 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 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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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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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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11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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31 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Ludington, Michigan
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54 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I love to visit castles on top of hills. This one is very easy to walk up the hill to (no steps just a gentle slope. While many of the attractions were closed, it was fun to walk around the parapets and view the delightful town of Eger below.

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Great Falls, Virginia
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70 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

There is not a lot to do in Eger, so a visit to the castle is worth doing. But except for the good views from the castle's walls, there not much there.

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