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Eger Castle (Egri Var)

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Address: Sort of stands out..., Eger, Hungary
Phone Number: 3636312744

A 13th-century medieval castle comprised of the Istvan Dobo Castle Museum...

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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One of main places to visit in Eger

Very nice view over the city. It's worth to enter as there are different museums with different exposition.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 20, 2016
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Sopron, Hungary
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We enjoyed this site and all of the information presented to us via museum rooms and extensive models and posters explaining the artifacts of their extensive collection of local history dating back to the 1100s. We spent so much time immersed in this castle/museum grounds and were impressed to view the Egyptian exhibit that was travelling around Hungary on loan... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The castle has a mixture of visitor attractions, some are included in the entrance fee, others not. It offers a good combination of the history of the place and Hungarian history generally. Not all of the information is available in English. Excellent views of Eger are to be had from the castle walls.

Thank Cleland63
Cantonment, Florida
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Give yourself three hours to tour and experience the museum's and views of Eger. Many artifacts and wonderful audio-visual depictions of historic events. Also inexpensive.

Thank Lauren M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

Very nice view over the city. It's worth to enter as there are different museums with different exposition.

Thank Emilia L
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26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

I think the view from the castle is the best Danube view The museum inside shows the life of the Hungarians We walked from the castle to the street and loved the trekking area

Thank Banu S
Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

Important historical site for both Hungarians and Turks, frequent exhibitions and events, well preserved and great view over the city and surrounds, with entrance fee.

Thank balkanghost
Estoril, Portugal
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

The historical center of North-East Hungary. Recently some of the bastions have been renovated and have a quite pretty view to the city from them. The castle is great for a nice walk, both in summer and winter. There are some paces though that I wouldn't recommend such as the "Panopticum", which was small and not worth visiting. However, overall... More 

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san francisco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Apparently the gate is left opened after the cashier is closed and was free to stroll the grounds. We walked thru the whole place and had some nice views and photo and avoided the sun and it was free. What not to like?

Thank cheekyliu
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

Lots of rather bloody military history in Eger, Hungary. A tour of the Eger Castle is a great way to connect back to the 16th century when the Christians and Muslims were fighting for control of the region. Allow two plus hours to walk the grounds, tour the museum, and the two underground exhibits. The views from atop the castle... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

the number one place in the center of Eger. A great place for good and bad weather. (Closed on Mondays).

Thank Ieva S

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