Located in the North-Hungary Region, Eger is the seat of Heves County; thanks to its picturesque setting, historic atmosphere, its monuments and its wines, it is a favourite destination for tourists.
Eger has one of the country’s most beautiful Baroque city-centres.
The Church-Monastery of the Minorites is one of the most beautiful Baroque style buildings in the country.
The former, Late-Baroque style, Secondary School for Girls, built between 1765 and 1785, now functions as the city’s Károly Eszterházy College; the building also houses the library of the diocese, with its many valuable manuscripts and codices. The 53m high tower in the middle of the west-wing of the building contains the Museum of Astronomy – which is considered to be exceptional.
The city’s largest edifice is the Classicist style Basilica.
Eger - Main Square
Its most famous monument is the 13th century castle, which is one of the best preserved castles in the country; it played an important role in the struggles against the Turkish invasion in the 16th century.
The city’s 14-sided, 40m high, sandstone minaret is a reminder of the period of Turkish rule.
The wines of the Eger Wine-Region can be tasted in the wine-cellars of the Szépasszonyok-völgye (“Valley of Fair Women”) – its most famous wine is the Egri Bikavér (Bull’s Blood”).
Eger - Basilica
Eger - Turkish Minaret
Eger - Franciscan Church