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Atmospheric Eger boasts a fabled fortress which famously repulsed Ottoman attack in 1552, expansive cobbled streets, and a feeling of bonhomie which must have something to do with its famous Bull’s Blood wine (Egri Bikavér).

Eger’s historic centre stretches either side of the main square, Dobó István tér, extending to the compact, cobbled streets around the castle, northeast of the centre. Near the centre, on Knézich utca, is the elegant fourteen-sided minaret that is an iconic memento of Eger’s years under Ottoman occupation.

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