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Eger Castle (Egri Var)

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Ranked #6 of 14 attractions in Eger
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
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... more » 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. « less
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Dunakeszi, Hungary
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Run down, renovations in progress, not much to see. We only bought a 'walking ticket' (no access to exhibitions), but this was not worth the price. The place has a 3D cinema, showing a short film on Eger castle - and dinosaurs...

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Višnja Gora
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

It is a nice view from castle to center of Eger and wineyard behind the city. We did not see any exhibition during the late afternoon time and it was closed.

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Vancouver, Canada
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94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This historic site is important to Hungarian history. However, under renovation it s unsafe. Slippery stones, iron rods hanging overhead...no tourist entrance signs anywhere...a visit here could give you another visit to a local hospital! Tip: not much to see inside anyway...

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Sydney Australia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
21 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Hungary is not really set up for tourism. Not a lot of information in English and the Castle grounds are having some major re construction done. Avoid it when it is wet as it is really slippery and muddy

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Hungary
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We loved this castle, we all enjoyed the trip, my daughter was very attentive to the person who was telling everyone its history and what happened to the castle in 1552 during the Siege of Eger. Although shes only 3 and wouldnt understand the whole thing the lady was saying but she was in her best behavior during the tour.... More

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El Paso, Texas
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Entrance under construction. Poorly marked both to get to entrance and find things inside castle. Castle needs more work so that visitors can appreciate it more. Art and history museums very good. Not as good as other monuments in Europe.

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Budapest
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Cool, but the weather was a bit dark, rain, so we went to the hotel diectly from the Castle.A bit was high price the ticket. That's all

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

The castle is monumental and when its renovation will be finished, I am sure it will be the most attractive sightseeing of the region. If you have red the genuine book of Géza Gárdonyi about the slege of the castle, the visit can be much more enjoyable.

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Budapest, Hungary
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Fences everywhere, mud, stones. The opening times are shorter then it is to see in the tourist guides. Helpful sentry told us not to go in, just after the works finished...

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Melbourne, Australia
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Still being excavated, but some great things to see. Dungeons, tunnels, crypts etc. Not necessarily wheelchair friendly. A fair bit of walking on cobblestone paths.

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