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Rooms with astronomical exhibits and cameras have no English information, which they badly need... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2016
Nice building, but call in advance to check entrance!

Nice building! The "Camera Obscura" is great! Amasing that you can see most of the city from this... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2016
Victor D
Zemst, Belgium
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

The Lyceum library has a ceiling that is no more than a few feet above the side wall, but the ceiling fresco makes the room look much taller and is worth a look. However, they do charge for admission and yet no photos are allowed....More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Michael K
Reviewed 18 June 2018

We very rarely feel the need to write a negative review on an attraction but this is so badly organised with virtually zero information in English. The ticket office on the ground floor sells a ticket for the astronomical museum, the ‘magic room’ and the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

We arrived at 345 to see the lyceum since our guide book says it was open until 5. My book was wrong since it closes at 330. We also wanted to see the museum and camera obscura. That did close at 5 but “they were...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank stevensT5103FP
Reviewed 25 April 2018

The Lyceum is actually part of Károly Eszterházy University. The baroque architectural style is impressive, and the building has a large central courtyard that serves as a concert venue during the summer. The heart of the building is the Archdiocesan Library, which contains over 160,000...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank DCChalupa
Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

The so called magic tower is located on the upper floors of the Liceum (college of Eger). You have a bit of everything here: you get to see this beautiful building inside, you get to know about astronomy and binoculars, you experiment with physics, get...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 12 December 2017

According to the information available on the front door and several websites it supposed to be open from Tuesday to Sunday. We planned to visit the liceum on Tuesday, but there was nobody at the information desk. The university doorkeper informed us that it is...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Sszabi
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Rooms with astronomical exhibits and cameras have no English information, which they badly need. The climb up to the observation platform and the camera obscura room above is not too bad and worth it. Wonderful view of the whole of Eger town, with overview of...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Csengery
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped by to see the Camera Obsura on a Saturday morning. My husband and I had seen the one in Edinburgh and he wanted to see how this one compared. We arrived at 9 am which was the time posted on the outer door....More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank masongal
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Nice building! The "Camera Obscura" is great! Amasing that you can see most of the city from this dark room ... and it was built centuries ago! It's safe to call in advance to check whether the library is open for visit. When we visited...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Victor D
Reviewed 31 May 2016

I'd like to add to Edmund R's very interesting review, Our purpose in visiting this building was to visit the Library of the ArchDiocese of Eger, dating from 1793. Our information source said that it was only open on Saturday and Sunday, however we were...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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