By the 13th century the Franciscan Order built a church in the town centre which was made into a Mosque during the Turkish occupation of Hungary. When the Turks were driven out in the 17th century, the General of the Imperial forces donated it back to the Franciscan order (who refer to their order as lesser or “minor” in Latin, out of humility, hence the term Minorite to mean Franciscan monks). By the 18th century they had rebuilt the church which is dedicated to Saint Antony of Padua. It is one of Hungary’s foremost examples of the Baroque aesthetic in ecclesiastical architecture. Masses are held on Monday – Saturday at 17:00, Sunday 16:30. Due to the links between Poland and Eger, at 09:30 on Sundays, mass is celebrated in Polish.
Address: Eger, Dobó István tér 4.
Opening hours: Monday-Saturday: 09:30-17:00, Sunday: 09:30-16:30
Tickets: Donation: 300 HUF