Castle of Eger (Hungary)
Northern Hungary See list of castles in Ungheria
It was defended by a handful of Hungarian warriors from a huge turkish army in 1552. Géza Gárdonyi in his novel pays homage Stars of Eger (Eclipse of the crescent moon).
The church of the bishopric of Eger founded by King St. Stephen was built on Castle Hill. It 'been rebuilt several times, first in the Romanesque style, later in the Gothic style. The stone castle was built after the Mongol-Tartarian invasion in the 13th c. and it was rebuilt several times until the 18th c.
Now it is home to István Dobó Castle Museum with several permanent exhibitions:
Gothic Bishop's Palace - the history of the Eger Castle;
Hall of Heroes - exhibition in honor of the defenders of the castle in 1552.
Kazamaták (underground passageways) - Undreground the system of the castle, in Romanesque and Gothic style lapidary
Ruin garden - restored ruins of the Romanesque, Gothic and late Gothic cathedral.
Image gallery - works of 16-19 c. painters.
Prison shows - enforcement mechanisms, torture, humiliation in the past Hungary.
Thanks to the history of the castle and the exhibitions of the castle, the castle museum is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Hungary.