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“An architectural remnant”
Review of Torok Kori Minaret

Torok Kori Minaret
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US$315.00*
and up
Eger Wine Country Day Trip from Budapest Including Lunch
Ranked #6 of 33 things to do in Eger
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 30 January 2014

We did not go up the minaret. We were content to sit next to it, watch the street scene, and enjoying musing about the clash of cultures and religions that occurred in Eger five centuries ago. The minaret itself appears to be in good shape, as are many of the surrounding buildings.

1  Thank Eric S
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Reviewed 11 September 2013

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.

3  Thank ettelbruck
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Reviewed 19 July 2013

If you climb to the top you get good views over the town. Plus for children it is fun to climb the narrow circular stairs. Try and pick a time when fewer people are around, as when it is busy you get a blockage, as there isn't room for people to go both up and down the stairs at the same time. If you don't like climbing minarets, you can get similar views from the castle, which is an easier climb.

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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.

1  Thank Litesp33d
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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.

2  Thank Ola K
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