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Hungary, Eger – The Town of Baroque, Thermal Baths, and Wine – VIDEO

Published: 11.9.2018
Near the town of Miskolc in northern Hungary, you may visit Eger, a smaller town by size and famous for its city castle, thermal baths, baroque architecture and the northernmost minaret of the Ottoman Empire. Let's take a look at it right now.

Local Gothic castle that towers over the city is probable the most luring attraction in the area. You can also find older parts such as excavations from the Romanesque Basilica. In 1552, the local garison managed to defend it against of almost twenty-fold large army of the Turks. In 1596, however, the Turkish army eventually succeeded in conquering the castle and thus occupying the entire city. That is why in Eger you can still visit the Turkish minaret from the 17th century. A 40-meter (40-meter) height gives you a fair view in the flat, flat landscape.

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Right next to the town hall, you will see the Baroque Minorite Church of Dobo ter, designed by the famous Prague architect Kilian Ignac Dientzenhofer and decorated with magnificent frescoes by Marton Reindl. Another unique architecture and frescoes offer Eszterhazy's lycee, whose beautifully decorated library is normally open to the public.

Dobo ter church's frescoes

Do not miss St John the Apostle's basilica. Its portal is butressed by 17-meter high Corinthian columns and whose beautifully decorated dome reaches 40 meters high. The church was built by architect József Hild between 1831 and 1837.

St John the Apostle basilica   St John the Apostle basilica   St John the Apostle basilica

Eger was also famous for his wine. Stay in the Szépasszonyvölgy valley on the southern outskirts of the city, where you will find plenty of wine cellars and the opportunity to taste them. Eger is enjoyable also for people who love food for you may choose between excellent traditional Hungarian cuisine and restaurants with a modern menu and emphasis on high quality seasonal food, ideally from local produce.

Eger   Eger

Many people also enjoy the Bükk National Park (the Oak Mountains), which stretches between Eger and Miskovec. This is the largest national park in Hungary and guards the mountainous karst landscape, which is dominated by deciduous forests. You will find, for example, the longest and Istvánlápa, the deepest cave in Hungary.

GPS: 47°53'59.4"N 20°22'21.3"E

 

Text, foto a video: Matouš Vinš

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