The best 8 attractions of Pécs

By tatje | Tourist places | 19 Apr 2023

Pécs is one of our most beautiful Hungarian cities, as well as the center of Southern Hungary.

1., Dzsámi and Széchenyi tér

The Gázi Kászim Pasha's Mosque, located in the heart of the city center, surrounded by the baroque buildings surrounding Széchenyi Square, together with the TV tower towering on Misinatető in the background. Nowadays, the mosque, which functions as a Roman Catholic church, was rebuilt in the 1560s by Kászim Gázi, the Pasha of Buda, from the St. Bertalan church that used to stand here.

Széchenyi tér (Pécs) – Wikipédia

2., Cella Septichora and the Early Christian burial chambers

AD 3-4 In 2006, the early Christian cemetery ensemble built during the 19th century was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The significance of the necropolis lies in the fact that there are no large number of stone-built, painted Roman tombs outside of Rome. The Early Christian Mausoleum also contains numerous frescoes depicting biblical figures and scenes as well as Christian symbols.

A 4. század különös világa bukkant elő Pécsen - A Cella Septichora a  világörökségi listára is felkerült |

3. Cathedral and Bishop's Palace

Perhaps the other best-known building in the city is the Cathedral dedicated to St. Peter and St. Paul. The neo-Romanesque style church, the construction of which is associated with Péter Orseoló, took its final shape in the 1880s and its appearance praises the expertise of the architect Frigyes Schmidt. In the spacious and richly decorated interior and in the side chapels, paintings by famous artists such as Bertalan Székely and Károly Lotz can be seen, while Janus Pannonius, the famous Renaissance poet, and King Péter I. (Orseolo) rest in the lower church. The spacious square in front of the Cathedral is flanked by the Bishop's Palace, based on 12th-century foundations, where the collection of art treasures of the bishops of Pécs can be viewed as part of a guided tour.

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4., TV Tower

Operating since 1973, the 197-meter-high TV tower on top of the 535-meter-high Misina is not only responsible for broadcasting the TV program; it also has a restaurant with a panoramic view, and a lookout point from which, in clear weather, you can see the Villányi Mountains, but also the Croatian Papuk Hill or Badacsony. At night, the tower is dressed in red, white, green, blue, or even purple lights.

Misina tető és a TV-torony , Pécs

5., Zsolnay Cultural Quarter

Between 2008 and 2011, several permanent exhibitions present the heritage of Vilmos Zsolnay in the area of the former porcelain factory reconstructed as part of the "Cultural Capital of Europe" project. The most famous exhibitions are the one showing the history of the Zsolnay family, as well as the Pink exhibition, as well as the captivating Zsolnay Mausoleum, the Kodály Center with its sundial on the facade of the renovated Bóbita Puppet Theatre, but famous for its special acoustics, and the Knowledge Center, which is the largest university library in Pécs. There are many attractions in the Quarter, so it is worth spending at least one day exploring them.

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6., Csontváry Museum

The museum that houses the grandiose paintings of Csontváry Kosztka Tivadar is at Janus Pannonius u. It is located under 11. The paintings of the painter, who uses surprising light-shadow effects and bright colors, survived and ended up in Pécs only thanks to chance. Titles of some pictures from the exhibition: Lonely cedar, Baalbek, Great Tarpatak in the Mátra, Jajcei waterfall, Almond blossom in Taormina.

Csontváry Museum - Wikidata

7. Lock wall in Pécs

The lock wall in Pécs is a truly special sight that is worth a closer look. Padlocks connecting lovers first appeared in Hungary in the city of Pécs. There are several theories of uncertain origin about the origin of the lock wall.

Hol szerelemlakatolhatunk? | Szerelemlakat

8., Hassán Pasha Mosque of Jakovali

Another well-known mosque in Pécs. The building, built in the 16th century, oriented towards Mecca, also has a minaret, which, however, cannot be climbed due to static reasons. It currently houses an exhibition presenting the Muslim religion and the memories of the Turkish era. The mirror room inside, which presents the 5 pillars of the Islamic faith, is a very interesting sight. In its garden, you can also find tombs and tombs from the Turkish era.

PÉCS - Jakovali Hassan Mosque (16th century) | The mosque es… | Flickr

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