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“You need a head for heights.”
Review of Torok Kori Minaret

Torok Kori Minaret
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US$450.00*
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Private Wine Tasting and History Tour of Eger from Budapest
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Eger Wine Country Day Trip from Budapest Including Lunch
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“You need a head for heights.”
Reviewed 12 May 2013

250 HUF for a scary climb, scary circuit at the top and scary descent. Stone steps inside a very tight space but it is well lit all the way up. The well railed balcony that surrounds the minaret at the top is tight and you would be very thin if you can walk around it without touching both the rail and the tower with some part of your anatomy. When you look down it seems higher than it is and good views all around. We were first up at about 10 am on a bright clear warm sunny day.

Coming down you can use the step above and behind you for a hand hold and due to the worn shiny steps you feel you need to hold onto everything. Not for the claustrophobic or those with vertigo. Makes a great ancient fairground attraction though. Give it a go before the Eger wine.

Visited May 2013
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Helsinki, Finland
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“The minaret average but the neighbour super”
Reviewed 6 May 2013

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.

Visited April 2013
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San Francisco, California
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“97 tiny steps - whew!”
Reviewed 22 April 2013

This minaret is no longer used to call the faithful, so we can climb it and enjoy the stunning vistas. There is a "tender" at the bottom at the stairs to make sure we take turns - two of us went up, saw the views, then cautiously came down - good workout, great views!

Visited April 2013
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“Minaret in between main seasons”
Reviewed 10 January 2013

be prepatred if you are coming to town in between main summer seasons (may-september) you can have hard time to visit and climb minaret. we were there in January and Minaret was closed for good until april or may.

but its really rare building worth to check out. for its rareness and also for its views. Its easy to find, 5minutes walking from castle.

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Oakland, CA
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“See what the Muezzin sees”
Reviewed 8 September 2012

I have not been brave enough to ask in Muslim countries to go up in a minaret so I was happy to have the opportunity to check this one out. View from the top is excellent on a nice day but the castle view is comparable.

Logistics:
* You may have to wait because of cramped stairs; the ticket taker allows a group up and then doesn't anyone else up until the group is down. When I was there it wasn't too busy but I don't know what they do in terms of enforcing time limits (there's no space at the top for someone to hang out) when it's crowded.
* Stairs are clean, well lit and have plenty of headroom but you may feel claustrophobia going up in a tight space
* You then may feel Acrophobia at the top. There is a railing to that's high enough for most people but you basically have to walk laterally around the perimeter and there's really no way to avoid seeing that you're really high up.

Visited September 2012
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