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Eger

Eger is city built on hills, replete with history and with many sides to it, so that there is something to suit everyone’s tastes.
It offers tradition and romance, steeped in its long history, a castle, a basilica, countless churches, fine wrought-iron gates, frescoes and a museum and library full of priceless objects but it also has swimming-pools, open–air  lidos and hills, valleys around where delightful excursions can be made.
All these pleasant and rewarding visits, attractions and excursions can be summed up in wine cellars in the Valley of the Beautiful Lady (Szépasszonyvölgy) over fine wines that warm the heart and mind, not just the gullet.

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Trips Around Eger

Egedhegyi  Lipicai Lovastanya (Lipizzaner Horse Farm) 3km
It satisfies all the needs of people fond of equestrian sport. Cross-country riding, riding with lunge and carriage tours are available.

Síkfőkút (12 km)
It can be found in the valley of the southern part of the Bükk mountains. It is a peaceful, quiet place with a small boating lake in the middle of a glade. Trees, flowers, twittering birds. What else is needed?

Noszvaj (15 km)
It is a lovely village surrounded by pine groves, its main sight is the late Baroque style De la Motte Palace from the 17th century. You can also find in Noszvaj the well-known Thummerer wine cellar with its wine specialities.

Bogács (23 km)
It lies in the valley of the Cserép brook. Its tourism has developed in the past few years. Its medicinal bath and lido are really popular. Those preferring village tourism can enjoy the hospitality of local inns and wine cellars.

Cserépfalu (27 km)
There is a nice forest pathway or you can drive as well to the ‘Suba-lyuk’ cave, where the traces of a dwelling belonging to a Neanderthal Caveman were found together with the bones of an adult woman and a three-year old child.

Mezőkövesd (18 km)
It is famous for its folklore and the Zsóry bath. Old peasant houses could tell you a lot about the life of cottars and the handicraft of the Matyó women. The water of the Zsóry bath gushes from more than several hundred metres, its curative effect is known throughout Hungary and is popular among Polish, Slovakian and Russian guests.

Egerszalók (10 km)
While searching for oil, thermal water was found near the village. Its medicinal water is excellent for treatment of locomotor and spinal problems and easing circulatory disorders. The vapouring white cones of the dissoluted salt of the gushing thermal spring provides a marvellous look together with the dark green pine grove.

Verpelét (17 km)
Its church is of mediaeval origin, with Romanesque and Gothic details. It was restored in baroque style in the 18th century. We can find in Verpelét the Blacksmith’s Museum with its thatched roof and open shed, on the façade there is a smith sign.

Sirok (16 km)
The village was the property of the Aba clan, who built a fortress here. Today only its ruins can be found. Yet the cave dwellings built from riolite tuff are interesting.

Tarnaszentmária (20 km)
Its church was built in the 11th century, it preserved its mediaeval character in spite of several rebuilding.

Feldebrő (22 km)
You can find one of the earliest examples of the Hungarian mediaeval architecture here. The Romanesque crypt of the church has wall paintings from the period after the Hungarian Conquest.

Kisnána (25 km)
The main sights of the village are the mediaeval castle ruin and the so-called Slovak House, which is a Village Museum waiting for visitors.

Bükkszék (25 km)
It is known mostly for its medicinal water, called ‘Salvus’. The water is effective for gastric and digestive problems. There is a way to use it as a medicinal bath for curing locomotor diseases.

Parád, Parádóhuta, Parádsasvár (32 km)
The once separate settlements today have almost become united. Parád was an ancient estate of the Rákóczi family. Ferenc Rákóczi II established here the first glassworks. The sight of Parádsasvár is the 5-star Sasvár Palace Hotel, which used to be the mansion of the Károlyi family. It was designed by the famous Hungarian architect, Miklós Ybl in his favourite Renaissance style.

Szarvaskő (12 km)
Its castle was built in the 13th century. Although today only the ruins can be seen, it is worth taking a trip there because of the wonderful panorama.

Bélapátfalva (24 km)
Killit II established a Cistercian abbey here in the 13th century, to which the territory was given by the Bél clan.  Up to 1534 monks used to live here, but later the state of the church started to demolish step by step. The last time it was restored was in 1964. Nearby a stoneware factory operated from 1835-1926. First they produced only brown glazed pots, later used some folk patterns, too. The unique pots are exhibited in the Dobó István Castle Museum in Eger and in the Museum of Applied Arts in Budapest.

Mónosbél (18 km)
It belonged to the Bél clan, this is why the name of Bél is so popular here. (Bélapátfalva) It has a zopf style church, which was the property of the Servite monastic order.

Mikófalva (30 km)
The Göböly-House is a nice example of the village architecture of the so-called palóc ethnic group. Its owner was a blacksmith, and we can see the interior of a typical 19th century room.

Szilvásvárad (30 km)
If you are bored of driving, you can travel by the narrow gauge railway along a wonderful forest. Szilvásvárad offers a lot of natural beauties, e.g. the Fátyol (Veil) cascade with its crystal clear water, the ponds having trouts in them and the Prehistoric Man’s cave, which is worth climbing up 200 metres. You can also admire the protected animals on their habitats.

Dédestapolcsány (40 km)
You can see the ruins of the Dédes castle, which had a significant role during the Turkish fights in the 16th century. Another important sight is the reservoir which has a fascinating study path and is a popular angling spot.

Aggtelek (130 km)
It is a Hungarian-Slovakian border territory. The Baradla Stalactite cave is part of the World Heritage Sites. Besides the wonderful acoustics visitors can enjoy the healing climate of the cave. The temperature is 10 degrees of Celsius day and night.

Tiszafüred, Kisköre, Abádszalók (60-70 km)

For visitors preferring live waters, this region is simply perfect. The closeness of the river Tisza offers numerous water activities. You can hire paddle boats, boats, surfs and other water equipment. The sunset is probably the most beautiful here, as the Tisza almost eats up the red sun and lets the moon and stars appear.