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Pecs

4.2
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Art Museums
Pécs is the fifth largest city of Hungary, located on the slopes of the Mecsek mountains in the south-west of the country, close to its border with Croatia. It is the administrative and economic centre of Baranya County. Pécs is also the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pécs.The city Sopianae was founded by Romans at the beginning of the 2nd century, in an area peopled by Celts and Pannoni tribes. By the 4th century, it became the capital of Valeria province and a significant early Christian center. The early Christian necropolis is from this era which became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in December 2000.Its episcopate was founded in 1009 by Stephen I, and the first university in Hungary was founded in Pécs in 1367 by Louis I the Great. (The largest university still resides in Pécs with about 34,000 students). Pécs was formed into one of the cultural and arts center of the country by bishop Janus Pannonius, great humanist poet. Pécs has a rich heritage from the age of a 150-year-long Ottoman occupation, like the mosque of Pasha Qasim the Victorious on Széchenyi square.
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Zsolnay Museum ©
Art Museum
Zsolnay Museum
4.6
Duration: 1 hour
Early Christian Mausoleum ©
World heritage site
Early Christian Mausoleum
4.2
Duration: 1 hour
Pecs Cathedral ©
Religious Site
Pecs Cathedral
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
Zsolnay Cultural Quarter ©
Scenic Walking Area
Zsolnay Cultural Quarter
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Pecs

Zalakaros Bath
Hot Spring
Zalakaros Bath Zalakaros
2.9
Duration: 8 hours
Siklos Castle ©
Castle
Siklos Castle Siklos
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
Sauska ©
Winery / Vineyard
Sauska Villany
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Harkányi Gyógyfürdő Zrt. ©
Thermal Spa
Harkányi Gyógyfürdő Zrt. Harkany
3.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Pecs

Pecs Synagogue ©
Religious Site
Pecs Synagogue
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Bishop's Palace (Puspoki palota) ©
Religious Site
Bishop's Palace (Puspoki palota)
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
Jakovali Hassan Mosque and Museum ©
Historic Site
Jakovali Hassan Mosque and Museum
4.1
Duration: 30 minutes

Hidden gems in Pecs

Sopianae cemetery at Pecs ©
Cemetery
Sopianae cemetery at Pecs
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Zsolnay Fountain ©
Monument
Zsolnay Fountain
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Statue of Zsolnay Vilmos ©
Monument
Statue of Zsolnay Vilmos
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Holy Tinity Statue ©
Monument
Holy Tinity Statue
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

Museums in Pecs

Victor Vasarely Museum ©
Art Museum
Victor Vasarely Museum
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
Tivadar Csontvary Museum ©
Art Museum
Tivadar Csontvary Museum
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Outdoors in Pecs

Mecsextrem Park ©
Outdoor Activity
Mecsextrem Park
3.9
Duration: 4 hours