The Minaret

The Minaret, built in the early 17th century and at one time part of neighbouring Kethüdá mosque, stands at the beginning of Knézich Károly utca. Evlia Cselebi, Turkish globetrotter also commemorated it; he is also our source for the name of the former mosque. The Eger Minaret, the northernmost monument of 17th century Turkish architecture, is a 35 m tall construction, covered with a stone cap roof. Its muezzin would call the faithful to prayer from here, 5 times a day.