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Torok Kori Minaret

Knezich Karoly utca 1, Eger 3300, Hungary
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Knezich Karoly utca 1, Eger 3300, Hungary
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"spiral staircase"
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"under renovation"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The northest located minaret in Europe originating from the 16th century. It is worth to climb those stairs for the view. However no it is being renovated from the outside therefore do not expect historic photos.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a while ago but this is one of the interesting spots of Eger besides the castle and the main square. You can hardly enter the tower, steep and narrow stairs. One you are in the top you can enjoy a nice view of...More

Thank Lorenzo M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At the time I visited, the minaret was undergoing restoration work and you can't see the structure itself distinctly as it was covered up. Hugely disappointing. On the plus side, you can see the obstruction from far away so at least you won't waste your...More

Thank Michael K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a splendid view of the 17th century Minaret from the Eger Castle. It really soared in the City Centre and reminded one of the time of Ottoman Turks' rule in the past. I did not make any attempt when I visited the city...More

Thank Ricky Y
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Reviewed May 8, 2018

The most northern old minaret of Europe is quite spectacular. Unfortunately, it is closed at the moment (May 2018) for renovation. Metal supports have to be placed.

Thank Kurt R
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Reviewed April 30, 2018

The Torok Kori Minarett marks the northern most point seized by the Turkish invaders in their attempted conquest of Christendom. The Ottoman Turks first attacked the Kingdom of Hungary in 1521, and conquered and ruled much of her from 1541 to 1699. The Ottoman's were...More

Thank DCChalupa
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Reviewed January 21, 2018

the see a single Minaret in a town centre, but there it is.Approx 40cms high, with, which is unusual - topped with a Cross.It was closed for repairs, however you can climb the 97 narrow spiral steps to the top.

Thank Janine S
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Reviewed October 17, 2017

We went up, back when it was allowed. You can almost go back in time and see and hear someone calling the masses for prayer. We found out this was a badly made minaret and was likely never put to use.Doesnt matter. it was amazing.

Thank mp0ssa
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Reviewed September 27, 2017 via mobile

Not much to see there nowadays, since this tower is under renovation and it’s s free standing tower only without any mosque in sight.

Thank Mr_Nobody_1979
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Reviewed September 12, 2017

This ancient Minaret, a hold over from the Ottoman occupation of the 1500's, is currently under renovation, but nevertheless provides a unique perspective of life in and around Eger. The nearby castle defense structures, when paired with this Minaret provide a contrast of defender and...More

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