What to see in Eger

Eger Attractions

One of Hungary's oldest cities, Eger is a charming destination full of treasures for the historical sightseer, relaxing spa treatments and mineral baths for the pleasure-seeker, and full-bodied red wine for the gourmet. There are plenty of things to see and do in Eger, which has been inhabited since the Stone Age. Apart from the many tourist attractions visitors will find all the facilities and amenities to be expected of northern Hungary's second largest city: getting around, finding accommodation, booking tours and taking excursions out into the surrounding countryside is easy.

Eger is full of Baroque architecture and grand buildings, with a lovely, pedestrianised old town that makes for a good starting point for visitors. Eger has over 200 historical monuments, including Eger Castle, the Copf-style Lyceum with its magnificent frescoed library, the 14-sided, 128-foot (40m) minaret, a reminder of almost 100 years of Turkish rule, and the Archbishop's Cathedral, containing the country's largest organ. The striking pink and white structure on Dobó István Square is the twin-towered Minorite Church, arguably Hungary's most beautiful Baroque building.

There is a beautiful valley full of vineyards just outside of Eger called Szepasszony, where visitors can explore the century-old cellars and taverns and sample the region's brilliant wines. The other famous attraction of Eger is its mineral baths and there are several establishments where you can enjoy spa treatments or soak up the health in pools and baths; the most popular of these is the simply named Mineral Bath Swimming Pool Park.

Eger Castle

This medieval castle, which sits on the small hill overlooking the town of Eger, has been the site of numerous historical…

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Mineral Bath Swimming Pool Park

The Mineral Bath Swimming Pool Park in Eger is one of the biggest and best baths in the whole of Hungary according to…

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Szépasszony Valley (Valley of the Pretty Woman)

This beautiful valley with its rolling vineyards and century-old cellars and taverns is a favourite attraction in Eger.…

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