Tour Of The Town Under The TownCurrently Open [Closes at 07:00 pm]
- Address: Eger, Eszterhazy ter, 3300 Hungary
- Timings: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
- Ticket Price: 950 HUF
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Tour, Square, Family And Kids, Town
Enter this hypnotising world through Eszterhazy square on the right side in front of the stairs of the Basilica, under the statue of St. Laszlo and you will be delighted. Rated as one of the seven Hungarian wonders, the town under the town is worth taking a tour.
According to the story, after Turkish occupation, Bishop Gyorgy Fenessy decided to abandon the castle and bought new sites to build a new palace. The building material used was rhyolite tuff- a volcanic stone, which was mined from the hillside under the construction site. So by the time the construction finished, a huge cellar system was built underneath. This system spread under the town from Rácz Gate (the former northern entrance of Eger) to the Hatvan Gate (the former southern entrance of Eger), and covered more than 4 Kilometres. The bishop used the system to store 11 to 12 million litres of wine. In 1947, after nationalization, the cellar was emptied and the system was almost abandoned.
The most impressive section of this wine cellar system is the pillared hall where 7 cellar lines are cut across by 7 other cellar lines, creating a chess table-like structure with 35 separate pillars.
Recent restorations have resulted into some faults and breakdowns in the original structure, but this tour is a definite must-do!
- Wear warm clothes, it is freezing inside.
- Tour requires a min of 5 people to begin.
- Under 18 and above 62 years of age: 500 HUF.
- The given timing is for April to September; last tour starts at 06:00 pm.
- The timing for October to March: 10:00 am to 05:00 pm, last tour starts at 04:00 pm.
- Tour starts at every hour.
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