3300 Eger, Cecey Éva u. 30. | +36 20 932 5168 | +36 36 419 306

Town under the town

Contact

Address Eger, Eszterházy tér
Phone +36 36 310 832

About the sight

The former archiepiscopal cellar system is one of the seven most interesting architectural memories–so do not miss it. The cellar system is 4 kms long beneath the town, the huge area was necessary because the archbishop in Eger was given 11-12 million litres wine every year as part of patrimony.

The cellar system owes one of its specialities to the unheeding work. In the 80s it was not insulated against humidity, so the ragstone is washed out of the tuff by the underground water coming through the concrete, so wonderful ragstone growths were formed on the walls.