Walk down Sandor utca, cross the bridge and head to the left to climb Europe’s most northerly minaret, an iconic memento of Eger’s Ottoman occupation (daily: April & Oct 10am–5pm; May–Sept 10am–6pm; 300Ft). Legend has it that when the Habsburgs tried to pull down the minaret, even a hundred oxen couldn’t topple it: in the end they just put a cross at the top. Returning to the castle via Dobó utca, you can pop into the authentically lavish Nine-Sided Turkish Tent, at no. 40, to admire its dazzling interior and sip a coffee brewed in hot sand (March–May & Sept–Dec Tues–Sun 10am–10pm; June–Aug daily 9am–11pm; free).

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