|Dobó tér (Dobó Square) is the most uniform and closed square of Eger. The works of art of Kisfaludi Stróbl Zsigmond and Stróbl Alajos, to be found in the main square, commemorate the 1552 glorious victory against the multiple superiority of the Turkish army. The number of people defending the castle against the 40 - 50 thousand strong Turkish army was around 2,000. Dobó István and his handful army swore to defend the castle and to keep fighting till the end. Following the close to 40-day siege, the Turkish army left the scene. At this time, the Eger heroes, the defenders of the castle--considered the gateway to the north--managed to stop the expansionist Ottoman army. The Turks were able to take the castle only in 1596, when it was defended by mercenaries.