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  • 1 Csontváry Museum Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Janus Pannonius Utca 11

    The main works of Tivadar Csontváry Kosztka are displayed in this Neo-Renaissance building. Born in 1853, Csontváry, formerly an assistant pharmacist, has only recently been acknowledged. Picasso, who saw his work at a Paris exhibition, is said to ha..

  • 2 St Peter's Basilica of Pécs Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Dóm tér

    The basilica stands on 11C foundations over a crypt dating from the same period, and is flanked by four corner towers. After being converted into a mosque by the Turks, and changing greatly over the ages, it took on its present appearance in the late..

  • 3 Ókeresztény Mausoleum Recommended Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Dóm Tér

    The strange mausoleum dating from AD 350 was discovered accidentally in 1975. In the crypt you can see a sarcophagus and well-preserved frescoes.

  • 4 Pécs' Gallery of Modern Art Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Papnövelde ut. 5

    The Modern Art Gallery, housed in a 19C villa, features works by visionary Hungarian artists from the 19C and contemporary artists. Round off your visit in the charming garden, especially in summer when the quiet and cool atmosphere here provides wel..

  • 5 Zsolnay Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Káptalan Utca 2

    This museum, which pays homage to Vilmos Zsolnay, a 19C merchant and founder of the Zsolnay factory, displays ceramics used to decorate buildings and homes. There are some fine items on display, in particular some Secession pieces with both floral an..

  • 6 Jakovali Hasszan Dzsámi Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Rákóczi út 2

    This former mosque is the best-preserved in Hungary. Built in the mid 16C, it has preserved its minaret, where examples of Turkish art, including Izmir ceramics, are on display.

  • 7 Victor-Vasarely Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    Káptalan Utca 3

    The artist Victor Vasarely was born in Pécs in 1906 and created most of his life's work in France. Hungary is paying tribute to him in this museum, opened in 1976. Vasarely's type of painting, known as op art (optical art) long after his first works ..

  • 8 Pécs' Archaeological Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    Széchenyi Tér 12

    The museum was once the home of an Ottoman dignitary. It presents the region's history up to the time of the Magyars, a people who settled in the Danube Valley in the 11C and who now make up the majority of the Hungarian population. The models and ob..

  • 9 Pécs' Synagogue Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Kossuth Tér 1-3

    Bearing witness to a large Jewish community in Pécs, the synagogue was built in 1869, replacing an older one dating from 1843. There is an Angster organ inside, as well as carved furniture and painted decoration. Of the 30 000 Jews deported from Pécs..

  • 10 Endre Nemes Exhibition

    Museums and art

    Darázs Dűlő 5

    Born near Pécs, the painter Endre Nemes (1905-85) lived mainly in Sweden. The museum displays a changing selection of work he carried out during the 1930s and 40s.

  • 11 Former mosque of Pacha Ghazi Kassim

    Religious buildings

    Szécgenyi Tér

    The former mosque of the Pasha Ghazi Kassim is now a Catholic church. It is the town's largest remaining building from the Turkish period. Built in 1580, shortly after the Turks arrived, it was constructed with stones recovered after the demolition o..

  • 12 Kiraly Street

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Király Utca

    With its restaurants and outdoor cafés, this popular pedestrian street is a pleasant place to stroll. The Art Nouveau lobby in the Palatinus Hotel at n° 5, built in 1913, is well worth a look.

  • 13 Pécs National Theatre

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Perczel Miklós utca 17

    The late-19C Rococo building in Király utca makes for a pleasant stop.

  • 14 Pécs' Franciscan Church

    Religious buildings

    Szent István tér közelében található

    The Franciscan church, built in the first half of the 18C, has a finely worked Baroque interior created by monks. There is a statue of St Francis near the Pigeon Fountain (Galambos kút).

  • 15 Television broadcasting tower of Pécs

    Nature and gardens

    Misina tető

    The television broadcasting tower, 176m high, stands on Misina Hill at an altitude of 535m, overlooking the town and its surroundings. The top of the tower (lift), complete with a café and restaurant, affords a superb panorama.

  • 16 Ferenc Martyn Museum

    Museums and art

    Darázs Dűlő 4

    Of Irish ascendance, Ferenc Martyn (1899-1986) was both painter and sculptor. The museum shows his works and also puts on temporary exhibitions.

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