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Torok Kori Minaret

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Address: Knezich Karoly utca 1, Eger 3300, Hungary
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Are you willing to climb the 150 slick stone steps spiraling to the top of this Ottoman tower? It is dark and there is no handrail. How did they ever build it in the late... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2016
Kathleen M
Portland, Oregon
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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I circled the place a few times before deciding to take the tour. The entire visit doesn't take long only about 20 minutes and it's really scary climbing those narrow stairs. Definitely not for claustrophobics. However the view from above is worth it :) amazing

Thank Ramona P
Hong Kong
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am 185cms and 105kgs so I found the climb up to the top "quite tight". My wife, who is scared of tight spaces, did not want to go up and that was a wise decision. There are many steps but it was quite exciting to race up and then race down again (I had people waiting for me down... More 

Thank speedygonzalus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is 97 stairs up and after that - down. There are tight walls aroud you and then incredible filling of hight. You think: " how this damnn muesin could walk this stairs averyday", but above all you fill like diving in that incredible City of Eger, and surrounding mountains.

Thank Szymon G
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Well worth climbing though very tight. We made it to the top with great views. Not for claustrophobics or those scared of heights.

Thank sineadwhy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

We decided to climb the minaret before leaving Eger on the last morning of our stay and all (4 of us) agreed it was worth the effort. The steps are STEEP and my thighs were reminding me of the adventure after 2 days but I'm glad we did it. The view was wonderful and, during the climb, kept thinking of... More 

Thank Kristen L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Amazing view to the city. Although if you are claustrophobic this is definitely not for you. Small groups are allowed to.go.up in we very 15-20 min. The entry fee is. A flat rate of 300ft, very cheap considering the view it offers. They let 8-10 people up at a time as the passage way is very small. O oh 1... More 

Thank Anid J
Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Are you willing to climb the 150 slick stone steps spiraling to the top of this Ottoman tower? It is dark and there is no handrail. How did they ever build it in the late 1500? This tower marks the northern most expansion of the Ottoman tower into Europe. Your reward when you reach the top is a gorgeous view... More 

Thank Kathleen M
Moline, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

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.

Thank rafatp
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

A leftover from the time when the Turks ruled these lands, this very narrow tower is not for the faint hearted. Admission is just a few euros and my partner and I paid in. She took one look inside, turned back and asked for a refund. They obliged. The stairs are very narrow and steep but I love a good... More 

Thank John Q
Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Not a good choice for those with either a fear of heights or confined spaces. Its only 100 steps but they are so narrow and twisting it is hard. The views are great but not dizzying. Staff again were terrible - clearly a Hungarian thing. Smiles rarer then gold in this part of the world

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