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  • Barbican

    The Barbican (Barbakan bastya) is a 15th century outlook tower, which once belonged to the fortification system of the Bishop's Castle. Its purpose was to protect the seat of the bishop against the Turkish invasion. The Gothic style tower was surrounded by a moat and could be reached via a wooden drawbridge. It has an inner courtyard and can be...

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  • Havi Hill Chapel

    The history of the Havi Hill Chapel (Havi-hegy kapolna) dates back to the end of the 17th century, when it was built to commemorate the end of the plague in the town. It is said that all building materials were carried onto the top of the hill by the citizens of Pecs themselves.The chapel is dedicated to our lady of the snow and it is a popular...

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  • St. Peter and Paul Basilica

    The history of the St. Peter and Paul Basilica (Szent Peter es Pal Bazilika) dates back to the 11th century, when a Romanesque cathedral was built on this site.During massive reconstructions between 1882 and 1891 it received its current neo-Romanesque appearance, which was designed by the Viennese architect Friedrich von Schmidt.The 70 m long...

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  • Statue of the Holy Trinity

    The Statue of the Holy Trinity (Szentharomsag-szobor) commemorates the victims of an early 18th century epidemic plaques. The first statue was already erected in 1714, but replaced by a new one in 1750. The current statue was designed by the local sculptor György Kiss and inaugurated in 1908. On the three sides of the statue base, metal reliefs can...

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  • Calvary Hill

    The Calvary Hill (Kalvaria) commemorates the sufferings of Jesus Christ, which are depicted on 14 stations. Ten of these were erected in the early 19th century by the Jesuits.In 1812 a neoclassic round chapel was added to the site. The history of the Calvary Hill dates back to the late 13th century when it was first mentioned as Bertalan hill.The...

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  • Mosque Church of Gazi Kasim Pasha

    The former Mosque of Gazi Kasim Pasha (Gazi Kaszim pasa dzsamija) has been transformed to a Roman Catholic Church (Belvarosi plebania templom), hence the building is often refered to as Mosque Church.The mosque was built by the Turks in the middle of the 16th century on the site of a parish church. It is still the largest Ottoman building in...

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Pecs Restaurants

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  • Etterem Rengeteg

    On my last day in Pecs I had dinner in the Etterem Rengeteg, which I already noticed on my arrival to the town. It is a sort of gastropub and small venue for local artists.The interior is furnished and decorated in an alternative pub style. On warm days at least one table can be found on the pedestrianised street in front of the building. Apart...

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  • Etterem Pizzeria Elefantos

    After some extensive explorations of Pecs on my first full day in the city, I felt very hungry. As the oudoor terrace of the Etterem Pizzeria Elefantos looked quite inviting, I took a seat here at some time in the early afternoon.The restaurant seems to be quite popular in the evening, but during the day it was easy to find a free table here. The...

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  • Virag Cukraszda

    Virag Cukraszda is one of the two popular cafes at the central square Szechenyi ter. One slightly rainy late afternoon I decided to give it a try. On sunny days a large outdoor seating area underneath the trees faces the square. Due to the weather I chose to sit inside, where everything felt a bit cramped.Apart from a large variety of cakes, they...

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Pecs Nightlife

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  • Good party in Pécs

    If you're in Pecs on friday or saturday night, this is a really nice place to go, drink and dance. Nice design of the club, rocks at the walls, one part it's like stairs for sitting and drink, stage for live music and DJ's, and 2 bars. Good value for some hungarian beers (450,500 forints). Pop, rap, Rock, punk, some hungarian music, all mixed...

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  • rock and roll inferno

    How we ended up there would take too many unnecessary words and though I am not big fan of RNR myself, I really enjoyed nice atmosphere in that basement and we returned there next evening. Black painted walls, thick smoke, loud music, bunch of people, cheap beer (250 forint for local one!), sometimes live concerts, easy to catch up with locals - if...

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  • great place to 'crash' for few hours

    You'll notice this place for what it 'exhibits' by the windows at Kiraly street - an ecclectic collection of used tapes, music players, collages - in chaotic 'order'. It promises 'art' experience, whatever that may be - but the name is just name. Nevertheless, it is creative, playful, little chaotic, cozy and friendly shelter when you step in....

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Pecs Transportation

  • Explore Pecs on foot

    Although Pecs with its 160.000 inhabitants is the 5th largest city in Hungary, it is still best explored on foot.Most of the main sights are located within the compact historic city centre, where many small streets are pedestrianised and therefore not accessible to cars anyway.Other sights like the Havi Hill Chapel or the Tettye Ruins invite for a...

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  • To Pecs by train

    I arrived in Pecs by train from Budapest Keleti. The 228 km trip with an IC train took just less than 3 hours. I bought my single ticket at the train station in Budapest and it cost 4605 HUF (September 2013). Online-tickets seem to be slightly cheaper.The route between Budapest and Pecs is served at least hourly, but leave from different train...

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  • To Pecs by bus

    I left Pecs by bus to Mohacs and then went further on via Udvar and Beli Manastir to Osijek in Croatia. The 45 km route between Pecs and Mohacs is served several times a day and in September 2013 a single ticket cost 840 HUF.Other towns which can be reached by bus from Pecs include Szeged (3:10 h) and Budapest (4:10 h). The main bus operator is...

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Pecs Shopping

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  • Pharmacies

    AmbroziaPecs, 24-26, Rakoczi uPhone: *3672/515-358opening hours mo-fr: 8.00-17.00 AmetisztPecs, 60, Nagy Imre u. Phone: *3672/549-360opening hours mo-fr: 7.30-17.30 Arany KehelyPecs, 10, Citrom u.Phone: *3672/510-185opening hours mo-fr: 8.00-18.00, sat: 8.00-12.00 Arany SasPecs, 2, Szechenyi square Phone: *3672/532-504opening hours: mo-fr:...

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  • finding postcards from Austro Hungarian...

    This small second hand bookshop takes ideal location by Jokai square, therefore it is hard to miss it. And why not enter it once you're there, despite your very basic Hungarian - or none at all? Here's place to find literature and other printed things - more or less second hand, but I noticed a few guides and maps, too. Browse the book and book...

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  • Too cute to eat

    Pecs is known for marzipan, and this shop has wonderful little marzipan animals, cartoon figures, flowers, etc. They also had undecorated marzipan in various flavors, and it is delicious. The helpful clerk even found packaging for me that allowed the little figures to travel home safely with me.

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Pecs Local Customs

  • Love Padlocks

    Although not officially approved, the local custom of "Love Padlocks" in Europe is said to have been started in Pecs in the 1980s. At that time mainly young student couples clamped their padlocks to a wrought-iron fence.The fence can be found in a corner of the street Janus Pannonius utca, which links the north western end of the square Szechenyi...

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  • food market in December

    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...

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  • leaving traces of (your) love

    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...

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Pecs Warnings and Dangers

  • Almost no direct transport from Pecs to...

    After my stay in Pecs I continued my trip to Osijek in Croatia. The distance between these two cities is only about 100 km and I was hoping to find a direct connection by either train or bus.Unfortunately I had to realise that there were no trains serving this route anymore and the only direct buses went on either Sundays or Mondays and only during...

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  • General Info

    Pecs is a reasonably safe city and quite relaxing to walk around. There are pickpockets, however, and at night a few drunks wander around. The begging appeared quite openly organised, with one old woman handing over her cash in plain view to a shaven headed thug guarding the territory. Most of the spiel from the beggars was only in Hungarian or...

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  • Kiraly street - the main...

    Kiraly street - the main problem for me was in comunications, the fact is that Hungarians do not speak other language and it is quite difficult to explain in hotels, restaurants, shops or on the streets what do you want.

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Pecs Tourist Traps

  • On the Main Square and around it...

    On the Main Square and area around it there are a lot of dark face (I suppose they are Gypses) people chasing and asking for money. There is a very interesting history connected with the Monastery and Church of the Good Samaritans (on this picture). First it was the Paulites church, than the Capuchins and after Emperor Joseph 11. dissolved the...

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  • Azsia kincse

    This is (kind of) large shop on two floors in the central district, at the Kossuth ter (where Synagogue and undergound garage - parking - place is) and we thought of being able to buy some Asian products (food!) since we were misleaded by the name but as we entered it was all about cheap clothes which smelled plastic and chemicals. Well guarded...

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  • Not Welcome

    Many of the religous places were neglected during the past regime, and they are in the process of reviving their former glory. We often left donations after visiting. Here we were stopped and asked to donate first, which we thought was rude, as it is a place of worship. We said we wanted to go in to pray, but were refused!! We got into a circular...

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Pecs What to Pack

  • Free brochures from the Tourist...

    Pecs' Tourist Information Office (Tourinform Pecs) is well equipped with all sorts of free maps and brochures about the city and the surrounding region. When I visited the Tourist Information Office, there were 3 staff on duty, who apart from Hungarian spoke at least English and German.As Pecs was European Capital of Culture in 2010, the city has...

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  • Packing List

    Pécs is situated in a valley, so the climate can be either VERY hot in the summer and fairly cold in the winter. The winters aren't that long though, but during summer, the temperature can rise up to above 35C.Of course you can buy anything in Pécs, you're not exactly stranded... :)

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  • Packing List

    Don't worry if you forget your underwear - you can always get some in this shop on the main square!!!! Hey it may not be sexy but you could always use it as a tent and go camping for your next trip!

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Pecs Off The Beaten Path

  • Side trip to Mohacs

    The city of Mohacs is situated approximately 45 km east of Pecs on the right bank of the Danube. It can easily be reached within an hour by bus or minibus, which serve the route at least hourly. In September 2013 the single fare was 840 HUF. I spent a few hours in Mohacs on my way from Pecs to Osijek in Croatia. Mohacs is well known for the defeat...

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  • Croatian club

    Behind baroque facades of houses at Esze Tamas (the small street between Cathedral and Barbican) the city of Pecs gives a small yet important shelter to Croatian culture; being named upon writer Avgust Senoa, this is the place to visit if you are interested in learning of the southern neighbours; it is educational centre which mainly serve Croatian...

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  • mausoleum to Zsolnay

    The mausoleum of Vilmos Zsolnay was built on a small hill above his factories in 1900, by his son Miklos (a grandson of a founder, who is also Miklos). A magnificient building reminds to a great man of Pecs, who allegedly frequently watched his 'industrial empire' from the site where he is buried. A mausoleum has not always been in the good state...

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  • Szechenyi ter

    Szechenyi ter is the main square in Pecs' historic city centre. It is probably the starting point of every touristy exploration of the city as it is home to several sights and monuments. During the middle ages the square served as the market place of the town.I have described some sights of the square in seperate "Things to do" tips. Among them are...

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  • Pecs by night

    Pecs is well worth seeing at night, when most of the sights are beautifully illuminated. Especially the square Szechenyi ter with all its historic buildings has a very special atmosphere after sunset. One of the highlights is a sort of light fountain in front of the City Hall (Varoshaza). I didn't even notice it being switched on during the day,...

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  • Churches of Pecs

    Apart from the many churches, which I have described in the "Things to do" section, Pecs is home to quite a few more churches.On my explorations of the city I also came across the monumental twin towered Pius Church. It was constructed between 1927 and 1930 and can be found in the university district of Pecs, about 1,5 km west of the historical...

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