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Basilica of Eger

The basilica is currently under renovation, but you can visit it during the work. The Basilica of Eger is also named Saint Michael and Saint John cathedral. The building is also the cathedral of the archdiocese of Eger, which means the bishops and the archbishop do their everyday tasks here. The ...

Servite church

The Servite order arrived at Eger from its Austrian province after the Turks had been expulsed. It was they who revived Mary-pilgrimage organised in honour of Mater Dolorosa. The main feature of the order is that they were formed in honour of Virgin Mary, and their main tasks are to take care of san...

Archdiocese library

Unique archaic atmosphere The Archdiocese Library of Eger was established by Károly Eszterházy in 1793, already from the beginning it was meant to be public, very rare at that time. The opening had been preceeded by thorough book collection since the second half of the 1760s, when professors were...

Archbishops Palace and Visitor Center

The impressive Baroque style Archbishop's Palace Cultural, Touristic and Visitor Centre offering a special church arts exhibition opened its gates to visitors in February 2016.  In the exhibition you can have a glimpse in the every day life of bishops, archbishops who financed architectural c...

Fazola gates

The famous Fazola Gates When walking on Kossuth Lajos street you must see the wonderful Fazola Gates!  The richly ornamented entrance decorates the building of the County Hall standing at the crossroads of Kossuth- and Egészségház streets. Already the gate opening to the street is worth mentio...

Géza Gárdonyi square

Most Gárdonyi-related relics can be found in Eger, the town has been proud of the writer up to now. Here can be found Gárdonyi's house, tomb and besides it you can walk in Gárdonyi street, you can visit Gárdonyi Grammar School and six Gárdonyi statues.   The latest one was inaugurated in 2014, w...

Archbishop's Garden

The biggest garden of Eger Archbishop's Garden is the biggest park of Eger, called as "the lungs of the town" by locals. On its place there used to be a natural forest fenced off and used for hunting by the bishops. The gates were opened for the public in 1919 - two  of them, real wrought iro...

Kopcsik Marcipania

The Marcipan museum is a real heaven for those having a sweet-tooth. The collection consists of about 150 objects made of sugar mass and its main attraction, the Baroque Room at the end of the museum, where - from the wallpaper and the curtain to the stove - everything is made from sugar. It took...

Bull's blood wine celebration (Egri Bikavér Ünnep)

The biggest wine-and gastronomy festival of Eger, Bikavér (Bull's Blood) Celebration is organised on Saint Donat's Day every year. The venue is the charming Archbishop's Garden. It is not a usual festival or winetasting, it is a life feeling in Eger, which can only be experienced o...

Beerfestival

Beer is given the main role in Eger in the middle of August. In the beer festival organised by Agria Park Shopping Centre beer-lovers can taste special artisan- and premium category beers. The programme is free, besides tasting beer the atmosphere is enhanced by stage programmes and light musi...

Advent in Eger

The christmas fair of Eger is one of the nicest and  best atmosphere in the country. Many people are impressed by the intimacy of the city centre and Dobó square glowing in lights.  Be part of this experience between 1st and 24th December!  On the main square you can be tempted by lots of delicacies...

Obstacle-free Eger

A lot of sights are also accessible for disabled in Eger.  The most important sights of the downtown can be found on Eszterházy sguare. The Basilica can be accessed in the most comfortable way by lift on the right to the main entrance, from the car park . Opposite the Basilica in the Lyceum yo...

Dobó square

When in Eger the first destination should be the main square of the town, Dobó square! Arriving at the square you can see that the square is full of life, milling crowds: it is a popular social place of youngsters, it is where little children can run about, cyclers and rollerskaters can pass the ...

Border Castle Warriors' square

It is a popular square of the local youth Border-Castle Warriors'  Square is the newest one in Eger, it was inaugurated in 2015. The name is thanks to the statue depicting Hungarian and Turkish warriors, the work of Zsigmond Strobl Kisfaludy. The exciting group of statues is just one of th...

Gallery of Sándor Ziffer

The name of Sándor Ziffer, painter of Eger, in a curious way, is much better known abroad than in Hungary. His work has been shown all over Europe, he has had exhibitions in Berlin, Munich and Paris among others, and his pictures were sold at very high prices at auctions. In honour of the painter...

Ruins of Valide Sultana Bath

Turkish bathing culture - or choosing wife in a Turkish way Nowadays can only be seen the ruins of Valide Sultana hamam, but a contemporary Turkish travelogue says it used to be a really impressive building with a red dome, pleasant water.  The meaning of the name is: the Sultan's mother. ...

Zsolnay fountain

It is unique that a fountain is covered in Zsolnay glaze, what is more, the location is not common either: in the yard of a shopping centre! We must go back to 1894, when the building of the shopping centre was built. Sounds unbelievable? There is a little twist in the story, that is true, becaus...

Inner courtyards

The secret places in the city centre - the inner courtyards The courtyards in the city centre are unique features of Eger. Instead of just a pedestrian street Eger has  - a pedestrian city centre!  When you are in Eger the first time, you may only notice the little winding streets. However, those...

Aladár Bitskey Swimming pool

The special swimming pool of Eger         Aladár Bitskey a double-silver medalist European champion Hungarian swimmer was born in Eger. He won his first European champion silver medal in 100-m backstroke in 1927. After World War II he taught the local youth the basics of swimming.           To...

Eszterházy square

It is one of the most impressing squares of Eger bordered by the buildings of the Basilica, the Archbishop's Palace and the Lyceum. It was named about a bishop in Eger, Károly Eszterházy who the building of the Lyceum can be thanked for. That is the way we can see it now, because the university ...

Flood signs

Never-ever-such a big flood A sever flood devastated Eger on 31. August, 1878, the memory of which is preserved up to now by the stone signs on the walls of some downtown houses.  If walk to Dobó square you can find one on the wall of the Town Hall. It is unbelievable that such high water was flo...

The legendary post office of Eger

There is a good story about even the post office in Eger Post station has been working in Eger since 19th December 1550.  The early date was thanks to the presence of the Turks, since this way it was possible to keep contact with Pozsony (Bratislava), the capital city of Hungary at that time. The...