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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 bubblesReviewed 22 June 2016
Kathleen M
Portland, Oregon
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Not much here. Just a solitary minaret surrounded by a fence. Guidebook says that it is the most northermost minaret in Europe. We could see it from the western castle wall every bit as well and that would have sufficed--we were close by so walked past it on one of our wanderings..

Thank Darcy K
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

You need about 1min to get to the top, but 5min to get to the ground again..;-) The stairs are very tin, small but high. The view is great but there is not much place to stand!

Thank Macoona
Epinal, France
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

This minaret reminds Hungarians of the time when they were made second-class citizens in their own country by their Turkish invaders. Today the Islamic crescent has been replaced by a Christian cross, except on the miniature replicas sold to (Turkish?) tourists. The positive side is that the top of the monument offers a nice view of the lovely city centre... More 

Thank wlhts7
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 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 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 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

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