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  • 1 Csontváry Museum Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Janus Pannonius Utca 11 H - Pécs

    The main works of Tivadar Csontváry Kosztka are displayed in this former school. Born in 1853, Csontváry, formerly an assistant pharmacist, has only recently been acknowledged. Picasso, who viewed his work at a Paris exhibition, is said to have remar..

  • 2 St Peter's Basilica Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Dóm tér H - Pécs 7621

    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

    Religious buildings

    Dóm Tér H - Pécs 7621

    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 Gallery of Modern Art Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Papnövelde ut. 5 H - Pécs 7621

    This modern art gallery, housed in a 19C villa, features works from 1955 to 2001. Enjoy the fine collection of the most famous Hungarian painters in a tranquil setting, where you will often find yourself alone with the paintings. Round off your visit..

  • 5 Zsolnay Kerámia Kiállítás Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Káptalan Utca 2 H - Pécs 7621

    This museum, which pays homage to Miklós 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 H - Pécs 7621

    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 Vasarely Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    Káptalan Utca 3 H - Pécs 7621

    The artist Victor Vasarely was born in the Pécs area in 1908 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 fir..

  • 8 Archaeological Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    Szécehnyi Tér 12. H - Pécs 7621

    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 Synagogue Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Kossuth Tér 1-3 H - Pécs 7621

    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 Museum

    Museums and art

    Káptalan Utca 4 H - Pécs 7621

    Born near Pécs, the painter Endre Nemes (1905-85) lived mainly in Sweden. The museum displays his works as well as those by another Hungarian painter, Zlatko Prica, who lived in Zagreb.

  • 11 Saracen Pharmacy

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Széchenyi Tér 12 H - Pécs 7621

    The pharmacy at the beginning of the street called Apáca utca has lovely ceramics from the Zsolnay works. There is a small porcelain exhibition next to the dispensary.

  • 12 Kiraly Street

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Király Utca H - Pécs 7621

    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 Utca 17 H - Pécs 7621

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

  • 14 Franciscan Church

    Religious buildings

    Szent István tér közelében található H - Pécs 7621

    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 tower

    Nature and gardens

    H - Pécs 7621

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

  • 16 Ferenc Martyn Museum

    Museums and art

    Káptalan Utca 4 H - Pécs 7621

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

  • 17 Dzsámi

    Religious buildings

    Szécgenyi Tér H - Pécs 7621

    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..

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