Zsolnay fountain


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Zsolnay fountain

It is unique that a fountain is covered in Zsolnay glaze, what is more, the location is not common either: in the yard of a shopping centre! We must go back to 1894, when the building of the shopping centre was built. Sounds unbelievable? There is a little twist in the story, that is true, because the building complex was built to be a tobacco factory which functioned there for 111 years. The fountain got to its place in 1996, on the 100th anniversary of the factory. It depicts the ornamented water tower serving the factory. In 2005 the factory was closed but a new shopping centre was opened which in respect to its past has preserved the valuable parts of the building, has renovated and has been using them.

Do & See

People say Eger is "a small jewelery box". The castle of Eger is a national memorial site and a half-day program itself, but there are other museums, churches, Turkish memorial constructions that are waiting for you.