Torok Kori Minaret
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laczkozsu
Debrecen, Hungary1,005 contributions
Oct 2021
This minaret and Kethuda dzsámi were built about 1590, at the beginning of Turkish occupation. It’s a memento of Turkish rule and architect. It’s 40meters high and if you want to climb up about 100 stairs you can see a magnificent view. I climed up to the top some years ago, but now we couldn’t go in, because it was closed. From November it’s open 10-14.45, if the weather is suitable. It’s cheap, only 500 HUF, but I don’t recommend if you have claustrophobia or you are afraid of the height.
Written November 14, 2021
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michellerg521
Harper Woods, MI57 contributions
Sep 2019
The minaret was recently restored and you could pay admission to enter and climb it. We didn't do it as the entrance is tiny, with a very small spiral staircase. We took pictures from the outside. It is nice to see that another historical place has been restored
Written January 4, 2020
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ettelbruck
Helsinki, Finland670 contributions
Aug 2013 • Couples
Really nice experience - or then Your nightmare!
Steps are demanding, don't be too tall or wide or have problems with Your feet or hands. Going up asks power, coming down test Your nerves as every step is possibility to slip.
Top is not for those who are afraid of height. Very limited space, but what a great feeling and nice view!
250huf is really low price.
Written September 11, 2013
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NielsGS1905
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1 contribution
Sep 2021 • Couples
We tried to climb up, but no one was at the entrance. After a few moments, a cranky woman showed up out of nothing and asked us if we want to climb up. We asked if we could pay with bank card but the answer was no, only cash. We didn't have any cash, and then the woman, cranky as she was, left. Probably not the person who is running the business there...
Written September 8, 2021
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Carol A S
Marietta, GA4,202 contributions
Sep 2019
Torok Kori Minaret is the most northern minaret left from Ottoman rule in Europe. The red-sandstone minaret is 40m high, built in the early 17th century as part of the Djami of Kethuda mosque (which no longer exists). The minaret was entered through the mosque. Five times each day a mu'azzin would stand on its top balcony and chant the Adhan, the Muslim call to prayer. After the Ottomans were expelled from Eger in 1687, the mosque was converted into St. Joseph Catholic church, and then the Brothers of Mercy Hospital in 1726. The mosque served as the chapel of the hospital and the monastery. An attempt was made to tear down the minaret using 400 oxen with ropes fixed to the tower. However, the tower proved too massive to destroy, and it was allowed to remain after placing a cross at the top. Torok Kori Minaret is the only minaret remaining of an estimated 17 that were built in Eger during the 91-year Ottoman rule of the city. The mosque building was finally demolished in 1841, and was replaced by the present St. Sebestyén's Martyrs' Church. There are 97 steps around a narrow spiral staircase inside, which leads to a balcony 26m above the ground and offering panoramic views over the city. Since there is only one way up and one way down, it can get congested inside. The minaret is open daily from 10am to 6pm with an entry fee of 300 HUF.
Written March 16, 2020
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Leonard
San Francisco, CA8 contributions
Nov 2019
The minaret is no more than a thin stone tower in a small square. Although it's relatively well preserved - it didn't struck us by its magnificence
Written December 6, 2019
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rafat p
Moline, IL84 contributions
Jun 2016 • Family
This place is awesome! The price is reasonable, the view from the top is great, and and the whole experience is super fun. If you're not adventurous, this is probably not for you. Also, it may seem very small and scary, looking at it from outside, but there is much more space than you would think inside.
Written June 18, 2016
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Z C
Copenhagen, Denmark255 contributions
Jul 2014 • Family
It's more of a fun thing to have seen and climbed, than real content.
Very narrow and steep stairs, getting even narrower towards the top. 97 steps takes you 26m up, just when real claustrophobia starts to set in, you find yourself on a ledge, only wide enough to turn around while hugging the wall and saying a prayer. For extra safety, there's railing about 80cm high. Out of the ashes into the fire, truly. This was quite uncomfortable, and then you have to navigate the 97 steps down. I had muscle ache for three days after this. Still, fun to have been there and done it.
Written August 22, 2014
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Ola K
Helsinki, Finland484 contributions
Apr 2013 • Friends
This is something you must see!! We strolled around in Eger and came to the square where the famous minaret (the northernmost Turkish minaret) is. Not interested in climbing up in the tower I was looking around and saw a pretty restored house beside the square. Went over there and found out that it was a “Marzipan Museum”. I saw in my mind before me small pink marzipan pigs and other figures but luckily enough I looked through the window and saw everything else but pigs. The entrance fee was only 2 Euro and we went in. And what we found was really something extra. There were buildings, artworks, instruments, landscapes books etc. etc. Copies of pictures made by famous artists like Picasso and van Gogh (almost as good as the originals) and all in marzipan. It is hard to explain all what you can find (see some pictures I took). You have to go there yourselves and see it, but it is surely worth the entrance fee by many times.
Written May 6, 2013
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nagytibi
Budapest, Hungary487 contributions
Jun 2020
Some climbing rewards you with excellent views of the city, the castle and the hills nearby. I do not recommend if you have claustrophobia or horror of height.
Written March 9, 2021
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