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Attractions in Eger

 

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The country is one of the most beautiful baroque city of Hungary. Te city has a historical past, and the inhabitants are proud of the city's monuments.

Lyceum:

At the Eszterházy square is  in the late baroque style Lyceum.  At the end of the 18th century  it was built by archbishop Eszterházy Károly  to operate a university. Today it operates as a high school.At the Lyceum's first floor we can find the nationally famous diocesan library with many ancient codices, manuscripts, and Hungary can be found only Mozart's original letter is shown. Astronomical Museum, "Specula" periscope operating in the building's tower is also a interesting.

Basilica:

Reservation only neoclassical building in Hungary's second largest church, the Basilica. According to plans by József Hild was built between 1831-1837 Archbishop Pyker ordering. Infront of the church, we can find a little square,  where the statues are Marco Casagrande works. The Cathedral's organ has delivered by Salzburg Moser Ltd.

Bishop's Garden:

Walking  at the Tárkányi street we get to the Bishop's Garden. Archbishop Eszterházy built this 22 acre park and in the middle of the park, we can find a fountain, what was inaugurated in 2000. The park has built at a french garden architecture style. The park's southwest corner operating the soccer field and tennis, and the stadium.

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Thermal bath:

Walking along the creek we get to the  Klapka street. At the Petofi Square we can find  the Eger Thermal Bath. The warm-water bath has  6 outdoor and 1 partially covered swimming pool.Eger was admitted at 1976 as national heath area. From natural spings erupts every day thousands of cubic meters of water.

Next to the bath built the Turkish bath. Waters  helps for the locomotor system, gynecological complaints diseases. If you walk a little further,at  Frank Theodore street, you can see the  indoor swimming pool  which named by Aladar Bitskey , Olympic. The Designer was Imre Makovecz

Fazola Gate:

Walking through the Kossuth street, you can admire the Franciscan church and the right side is Provost's great palace. Under the Kossuth street 9. We can find the county hall, where we can admire Henrik Fazola's unique forged gate.  At the backyard we can visit an urban history exhibition, and a sport history exhibition too.

Castle of Eger

At the Dózsa György square the visitors can see the entrance of the Castle. In the Castle are several exhibitions, and activities: the Dungeon, the Heroes' Hall, the historic and temporary exhibitions (in the Gothic Palace), the Gallery, Ruin, Géza Gárdonyi tomb, the Warden basement, the Wax Museum, the Mint.   At the antrance ticket office guided tours are available in multiple languages.

 

Gárdonyi House:

The Catle's north entrance take place the Géza Gárdony's (a famous writer, who wrote the Crescent Moon) remembrance hall.

Minaret:

The Minaret is the most northern Turkish age monument.The building is shaped angle of 14 to 40 feet high. A carved sandstone tower built survived the centuries in a relatively good condition. 97 caracoles lead to the top of the building, where a circular balcony and a wonderful panorama wait the guests.

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Dobo Square:

The Dobó-Square is the most unitary and closed square of Eger. The monuments at the square are created by Zsigmond Kisfaludi Stróbl and Alajos Stróbl. The monuments are created because of the glory of the hungarian heroic defenders(2000 person) against the Turkish invaders. (40-50 thousand person)(1552)

The Eger Creek was a border between heves and borsod county. The city was named by the alder tree.

Minorita Church:

The Dobo Square rises one of the most beautiful and unique baroque church of Central Europe, the Minorita church. Every day 11:00 am, 15:00 pm and 18:00 pm  visitors can hear the chime of the church. Near the church we can find the eclectic style town hall.

The Rác Church:

On a small hill at the northern end of Széchenyi street stands the special-atmosphere Greek Orthodox or Serbian Church. Its former parsonage now houses the memorial room of Mihály Vitkovics, Serbian poet, and the exhibition of György Kepes, Hungarian artist and outstanding representative of 20th century visual arts history. The nearly 200 works (paintings, photos, photograms, plans and sketches), present his multifaceted oeuvre -supplemented by a rich collection of documentary materials..

The Cistercian Church:

 The church of the Cistercian Order is at 15 Széchenyi street. Along the main street, a pedestrian zone, note the beer-houses and confectioner's shops. Take a rest!

The Archbishop's Palace:

The Archbishop's Palace, 5 Széchenyi street, has been the residence of the Archbishop of Eger since 1740. The Central Exhibition of the Archbishop's Collection, housing valuable treasures, is in this building. The items on display are masterpieces of 18th and 19th century goldsmiths and textile artists: monstrances, chalices, reliquaries, chasubles and robes. The artefacts related to Gábor Erdõdy, the Bishop of Eger, which he received from Maria Theresa, are of special value. The robe, which was also the Queen's gift, is famous for having been worn by Maria Theresa when she crowned queen.

Valley of the Beautiful Woman:

Szépasszony-völgy, with some 200 cellars, has been connected with the fame of Eger wines for centuries. The name of the valley is lost to legend. According to Ferenc Bakó ethnographer, "Szépasszony" (Beautiful Woman) was a goddess of pre-historic religion, similar to Venus, the goddess of love. Sacrifices were offered to her at this location. Farmers speak of a famously beautiful woman who used to sell Eger wine in one of the cellars. According to others, the valley was named after one of the light-blooded, beautiful ladies of a noble villa. The origin of the name, as well as the time the first cellars were constructed, cannot be determined by archives. The cellars are carved into the several hundred meter thick rolite tufa found in the Eger area. This material can be formed perfectly, and it can maintain wine at the permanent temperature of 10-15°C. Furthermore, the mosses and noble mould to be found in the cellars establish a unique atmosphere. Their pleasant fragrance helps the mellowing of the wine and the formation of its aroma.

 

 

 



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