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Szépasszony Valley (Valley of the Pretty Woman)

Eger Vineyard © Elin B
Eger Vineyard © Elin B

With its rolling vineyards and century-old cellars and taverns, Szépasszony Valley is a favourite attraction in Eger. Wine producers welcome visitors into their quaint old cellars, hollowed out of the porous rock hundreds of years ago. Here, some of the country's finest red wines can be tasted, including the unique Bull's Blood. The rows of cellars are numbered and each has a particular charm, whether it's the chequered tablecloths of an underground tavern or the wooden barrels of fermenting grapes in an uneven rock passageway. It's even possible to book a visit to the Godly Cellar, the oldest in the region. It operated as a secret church during the Turkish occupation, and the stone altar and religious artworks still remain.