Historical town of Eger

Eger is beloved because it is very rich in historic sites. And not just the number of sight is impressive, but the diversity of them. Castle, minaret, underground town, basilica and it's just the tip of the iceberg.

In Eger you can reach most of its attractions by walk. But you can't reach them all on one single day. So you have to select by your interest. Don't miss the Castle of Eger with the historic museum in it and a beautiful panorama to the town. The Castle of Eger is more than 700 years old.

In the down the main square, called Dobó Square, the Turkish minaret and the Basilica are the must-see sights. Also worth it to visit the episcopal cellar system under the town, called Town under the town.

You can find nice traditional restaurants and confectionaries all over the downtown as well as hotels and guest-houses. Don't forget to taste the red wine of Eger, called Bull's Blood (Bikavér), but look for the higher or award winner quality ones.

At the western edge of Eger there's a wine-heaven known as the Valley of the Beautiful Woman (Szépasszony-völgy), where you can visit wine cellars and take a look at the grape plantations.

Eger is 138 km from Budapest, on motorway M3.