Pecs Travel Guide

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Pecs Highlights

  • Pro
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    janika says…

     Tons to see, Safe, Good transportation, Affordable 

  • Con
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    budapest8 says…

     Not as developed as Budapest and lacking in some of the facilities. 

  • In a nutshell
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    kaloz says…

     Put Pecs in your Hungarian itinerary. 

Pecs Things to Do

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  • Synagogue

    Built for the once thriving Jewish community of Pecs, and now currently ruined by extensive construction work in front of it, the Synagogue of Pecs supports a Jewish community numbering only about 150. Most of the Jewish population of Pecs was rounded up into a ghetto and sent to the Nazi death camps by the fascist government of Hungary in 1944.The...

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  • breathing with past

    One another main reason to visit Pecs for anyone interested in history (and art, architecture and archeology) is their Cella Septichora Visitor Centre, a complex of mainly Early Christian buildings and burial sites from Roman period, which were after throrough excavation projects connected by series of underground paths and exhibition room, now...

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  • another new monumental building

    Kodaly centre is a new massive building on a location between the new Library and old-new Zsolnay factory, only opened by late 2010 as congress centre and cultural hall. Yes, it's one of key buildings of Cultural capital project, among which two were entierly new (Kodaly and Library, they are neighbours with eachother), so their appearances are...

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  • great restoration of Zsolnay factories

    As a ceramic manufacture founded by Miklos Zsolnay its name was famous far accross the borders and continents to conesseur and collector; it was since late 19th century untill 1940'ies that its products were highly prized and Zsolnay was the brand connected with success, at the age of international breakthrough ran by founder's son Vilmos. After...

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  • fascinating new library

    The South Transdanubian Library and Knowledge Centre was one of key projects in Pecs to be realized for European Capital of Culture in 2010 and when finally opened to public, it became another landmark of the city.It doesn't fascinate that much by its massive appearance from outside and bold formal strokes. The magic of this architecture comes from...

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  • strength of Barbican

    Impressive amount of stone makes this bastion largest among towers along the city wall; today, nice square is being laid in front of it frequented by groups of tourists as well as locals hanging out there, while if you take a look behind the fortification, you can still observe remains of a moat. In summers, the square hosts events and I can only...

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Pecs Hotels

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Pecs Restaurants

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  • Palatinus Hotel Restaurant

    The Hotel Palatinus is among the best in the city, and so is its restaurant. The interior of the restaurant is sumptuous, with grand arches and a polished marble floor, and outside you can enjoy people watching on the traffic free Kiraly street. The meals are delicate, but beautifully presented and very tasty. Like the rest of Hungary, it isn't...

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  • Arizona Ranch

    The restaurant "Arizona ranch" is situated in the Kiraly utza (sreet), right in the heart of the city and the main promenade area. It is steak house which offers fresh meat on a daily basis. A piece of good beefsteak, green salate and cold beer is all you need after exploring the city of Pecs.

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  • served in non touristy area

    This little restaurant is located by the main road behind Zsolnays factory, the one that bypass Mausoleum.It is one of those places that I think sevres mainly local population, and moreover it feels like a pub, a football fans pub and place to watch matches on a big LCD. Quite smoked it is, everybody here speaks only Hungarian, so it's nevertheless...

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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

  • Car rental in Pécs - not so easy

    Car rental is not a lively branch of the service industry in Pécs. Budget is the only multinational company that has a representative here, sitting in a small office. Last year my relatives rented from them and the service was good. I would have more trust renting from them than from some no-name local company that occasionally rents a car or two....

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  • By Train

    Pecs is easily reached by train from Budapest. It's a provincial city, though, so apart from the occasional train to Vienna, you'll be forced to return to Budapest to go anywhere else in the region.

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  • Regular flights - Pécs

    There is only one regular flight in Pécs currently, to Korfu and back. However, the airport is an aerial border crossing. The only possibility is for other destination, to catch a charter flight. Pécs is about 9 kilometres far from the airport.Address: 7666 Pécs-Pogány E-mail: info@airportpecs.hu

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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

  • 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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  • Thousands of locks on a small gate

    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,...

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Pecs Warnings and Dangers

  • 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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    ______________UFO...UFO..UFO.UFO________________________________________________ ___________________________Pleace see in full size, or click on picture.Kérlek, kattints a képre, vagy válaszd a lap tetején a teljes méret(Full size)opciót, akkor az 'UFO' is megjön.

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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

  • 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

  • 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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  • take a walk into side streets

    Well worth to explore are Pecs side streets, especially those on rising terrain of the Mecsek hill above city where topographic quality of the area yet once again suggests interesting development of a neighbourhoods. It is here where you'll feel Hungarian atmosphere best - the houses low and traditionally small, windows facing streets, buildings...

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Pecs Favorites

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  • Surrealist Architecture

    There's a number of buildings around the city, including one of the more popular hotels, that have been built in a style of architecture that looks like it could come straight from a Marc Chagall painting.

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  • connected past with present

    There is striking difference between old and new in Pecs, between uniformed and individual which best manifests itself when taking a walk through Zsolnay Cultural Centre. This place becomes one of the most attractive, modern open spaces with plenty of activities, and yet its historic buildings of a former ceramic manufacture suggest a shelter of...

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  • sculptures and stones of Szechenyi...

    Photo 1 - statue of Janos Hunyadi at Szechenyi square : In my opinion, his horse is the most interesting when captured in bronze: with head bending towards floor but his neck tightened, I wonder if this stage symbolizes the beginning of an crucial assult to bring more victories. He was a fighter, that Hunyadi. Or is the horse just walking with...

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interesting concept and very nice food
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Jakovali Hassan mosque
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eating in 'cool' basement
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pedestrian street: Ferencesek utcaja
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Hungry in Hungary :-)
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Jakováli Hasszán Pasa Dzsámija
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Zsolnay Fountain
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Csontváry Museum in City of Pécs
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Visit the village of Cserkut ..village life
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at the cathedral square
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Franciscan church
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some outstanding facades
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abundant with gold: Pecs cathedral - basilica
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Kossuth square views
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clouds upon st. Sebastian
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posta - the post office building
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Early Christian sarchophagus
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Pecs Sunday Market
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for Esperantists
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Agoston ter (Augustine square)
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calvary hill
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rich facades of Megyehaza (county house)
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enclosures and observation tower
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Szechenyi square - the heart of the city
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the small galleries for small exhibitions
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taking long walks at Kiraly utca
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rich sights inside the town's house (Varoshaza)
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the Synagogue
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the Secession masterpiece
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of pedestrian street: Irgalmasok utcaja
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tiny square of great ambience
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Jewish cemetery in Pecs
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St. Augustine church and square
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Lyceum church with monastery
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Mosque of Pasha Gazi Kassim - meeting of cultures
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best mushroom soup
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another small square - by national theatre
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Szechenyi Ter
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St. Peter Basilica
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