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Eger - Other Sights in Eger and Its Surroundings

Eger - 'Líceum'
Although the building structure of the 'Líceum', which was constructed in the second half of the 1700s, follows the baroque style, it is mainly ornamented by rococo style decorative elements except the main facade towards the basilica which is characterised by early classicism. There are two museums in the building: the Diocesan library which possesses 140 thousand volumes, and on the ceiling of which a fresco depicting the Council of Trident can be seen, and the Astronomical Museum where astronomical devices from the 18th century can be found. On top of the tower of the 'Líceum' one can find the eye of Eger, the Camera Obscura. The operator of this device, which uses mirrors, shows the visitor the centre of the town - from a bird's-eye-view. From the terasse of the tower we get a glimpse of the town; from 53 metres above.

Eger - Kopcsik Marzipan World
Here the visitor can see the marzipan figures of the master confectioner, Oscar- and Venesz-award winning, olympic and world champion Lajos Kopcsik. All of the 120 objects on display have been made entirely of marzipan, among them the nearly two-metre-tall wine bottle, the miniature version of the Minaret. The museum has pecularities for children as well: marzipan-made folk-tale characters come to life here.

Eger - County Hall Prison Building
The building houses two exhibitions: one is titled 'Heves County and Eger in the 18th and 19th century' (the visitor can get a glimpse of the town life /local government, public health, industry, commerce/ from this period), and the other is the Museum of Sport which displays the awards won by swimmers and water polo teams from Eger and its vicinity for their outstanding results.

Eger - Minaret
The tower is 40 metres tall, 14-angled, and was built around 1596 from carved sandstone. It is Europe's most northerly situated remain of Turkish origin. The main mosque that stood next to it was reconstructed a catholic collegiate church, then later it was demolished and a new church was built in its place. Ninety-seven narrow steps in a spiral staircase lead up to the circular balcony, near the top of the carved sandstone tower. There is a spectacular view from here.

Candle House of the Wines of Eger
In the tavern the visitor can choose from and taste a wide variety of wines produced on the two historical wine-countries (Mátraalja and Eger) of Heves County. The most well-known types of wines are: 'Egri Bikavér', 'Egri Leányka', 'Olaszrizling' and 'Szürkebarát'.

The Village of Parád - Palots House
Built in the last third of the 13th century, the Palots House stands in the north-west of the village, next to Tarna. It is on a narrow ground-estate, built in terraced style and farmhouses are attached to it. The Palots House in Parád is the last remain of timber architecture in the Mátra-country: all the three buildings were built using timber, with sluice technology. In the dwelling house a room, a kitchen, a porch and a chamber is furnished in the style that is suited to 150 years ago. The furnishing displays the everyday objects of the life of large peasant families from the end of the 19th century. The Palots House of Parád is a very important memorial place of folk culture, traditions and architecture, and it is open to the public as a museum.

The Village of Boldog - Regional House
The village of Boldog is the most loyal settlement in preserving the local traditions of Heves County. The Regional House refreshingly presents local Palots architecture, richly decorated national dresses, festive traditions and handicraft. The museum's dwelling room and the kitchen have been furnished with antique furniture and household equipment, while in the back-room a display of national costumes can be seen.

The Village of Parádfürdo - Cifra (Adorned) Stable
Well-known for its sulphurous water, the village is a popular tourist destination whose most famous spectacle is the manorial horse-stable built in 1880 according to the designs of Miklós Ybl. Owing to its ornamental exterior and red marble interior decoration it has been named Cifra (Adorned) Stable. Today the building houses a Carriage Museum with a magnificent exhibition and also a stud stable.

The Village of Parádsasvár - Glass Factory
The 300-year-old glass factory is one of the oldest founded glass factories in Hungary. Handmade crystal cups, glasses and glass figures are manufactured here. The visitor can observe the technique from the birth of glass through the glass blowing procedure to grinding. Available sevices here include a historical exhibition, visits to the factory and a shop of the manufactured glass.

 

 

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