Pecs Local Customs

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    food market in December

    by picek Written Jan 4, 2012

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    sweet marcipan balls sold around christmas

    It seems good time to get in Pecs if you want to catch up the special atmosphere that evolves around holidays in December and try its special offers: local langos, mulled wine, sweets and marcipan delicaties brought to the outdoor stalls at the squares.

    We couldn't resist hand made balls with marcipan, nicely decorated, large pieces with few different tastes to choose - and they were very good!
    The other things were tempting, too... and then you have to get one glass of cooked wine in your hands to warm yourself up a little.

    The advent market was hold on Kossuth square for the last two days of a year when we were visiting Pecs. Maybe they had other location earlier, it's worth to ask for it. It is not a big market, but it's good to note it for what it offers.

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    leaving traces of (your) love

    by picek Updated Mar 8, 2011

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    garland of love locks
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    This heavy looking 'love' fence has become a site to which you could lock your love - by now thousands of padlocks rust and adorn the fence and new one was added recently for more, since it becomes in a way attraction to Pecs mentioned in guidebooks and therefore it extends beyond local population. Quite an interesting result... so loaded with metal, one upon another, with strong personal, emotional message and symbolic.

    The location is at Janos Pannonius street (between cathedral and northern part of Szechenyi square).

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    Thousands of locks on a small gate

    by janika Written Oct 30, 2007

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    Locks of love, Is yours here?
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    Thousands of locks on a small gate / fence. A legend goes that if you put a lock on this fence, you will have eternal love. Couples place locks, sometimes with their name inscribed in them. People also put them here when they graduate from college or high school. Actually if you keep walking down on the same street, you will see a second fence, also filled with locks. The first one is quiet full already. If you want your darling to be with you till eternity, install a lock here together and trow away the key.

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    Padlocks of lovers

    by pecsihornet Updated Mar 11, 2007

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    By now the small iron railings in Janus Pannonius street has been covered with "memorial" locks. It was a couple from Szeged, who - on their visit to Pécs - put the first lock on the railings as a pledge to return to the city. Since then it has become a custom for lovers to leave locks on the railing to make sure their love will never end.

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    The Theatre of Pecs

    by croisbeauty Updated Jan 23, 2005

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    Hungarian National Theatre of Pecs
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    The Hungarian National Theatre of Pecs was built between 1893-1895 in neo-Renaissance style according to the designes of Lang and Steinhardt. The alegoric reliefs on its facade were depicting by Vorosmarty, Erkel, Csiky and Kisfaludy.

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    Drink a coffee...

    by Djinn76 Updated Aug 10, 2003

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    If you appreciate good coffee, Morrik Caffé is definitely a place to go. You can chose between several mix of coffee that you can drink as espresso or cappucinno…they have a nice terrace above a small pedestrian square, Jókai tér, perfect place to rest and look people walking…

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    Turkish

    by cobrioc Written Aug 8, 2003

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    Pécs has the most significant surviving Turkish buildings from the 150 years of Ottoman domination.
    Pécs is a University City, Louis the Great founded the University of Pécs in 1367.

    Pécs is famous about the large numbers of ambient restaurants and great vines from the worldwide famous vineyards of Villány.

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    Museum

    by cobrioc Updated Aug 4, 2003

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    Almost every house in Káptalan Street is a museum: valuable collections in medieval houses: To name just a few of them: Amerigo Tot Museum - the entire lifework of the world-famous Hungarian sculptor (1909 –1984) in one of the oldest houses in the city; Zsolnay Ceramics Exhibition - the history and finest pieces of the world-famous Zsolnay porcelain works, the Golden Prize eosin glazed decorative ware from the 1878 Paris World Expo, Zsolnay memorial room; Renaissance Lapidarium - Renaissance stonework from Pécs and surroundings; Vasarely Museum - works by Victor Vasarely (1908 – 1997), the world-famous pioneer of op-art and abstract geometry who was born in Pécs, in this house; Modern Hungarian Gallery - works of 19th and 20th century Hungarian fine arts; Endre Nemes Museum - 250 abstract and surrealistic works by this 20th century artist (1909 – 1985); and so on... There are many more museums and galleries in the city of Pécs.

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    Cristianity

    by cobrioc Updated Aug 4, 2003

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    Christianity gained ground in Sopianae in the 3rd century. The large early Christian cemetery of the city lay below today's cathedral and the surrounding area. The unearthing of the burial places started in the 18th century and continue to this day. Tombs, burial chambers, burial chapels and two-storied sepulchral monuments were excavated. The martyrs were usually buried in the more adorned buildings. The frescos of the buildings portray events and people from the Bible and are decorated with Christian symbols.

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    Wash day

    by kaloz Written Nov 27, 2002

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    Wash day

    We were amused to see the washing hanging in this small area. Air dry is best for clothes not to be wrinkled, and when you are travelling, hanging out you wash is a nice way to air out your traveling clothes.

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    Kurtos Kalacs

    by halikowski Written Jun 14, 2005

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    Kurtos Kalacs

    a Szekely speciality, flour strings wrapped and fried around a mould, then rolled in walnut chippings. Price: 500 ft/ piece

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