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Introducing Pécs

Blessed with a mild climate, an illustrious past and a number of fine museums and monuments, Pécs is one of the most pleasant and interesting cities to visit in Hungary. With a handful of universities, the nearby Mecsek Hills and a lively nightlife, many travellers put it second only to Budapest on their Hungary ‘must-see’ list.

Lying equidistant from the Danube to the east and the Dráva to the south on a plain sheltered from the northern winds by the Mecsek Hills, Pécs enjoys a microclimate that lengthens the summer and is ideal for viticulture and fruit production, especially almonds. A fine time to visit is during a warm indián nyár (Indian summer), when the light seems to take on a special quality.