Attractions

Top Choice Notable Building in Pécs

Zsolnay Cultural Quarter

The biggest project to evolve out of the 2010 Capital of Culture has been the Zsolnay Cultural Quarter, built on the grounds of the original Zsolnay Family Factory. Divided into four quarters (craftsman, family and …
Top Choice Mosque in Pécs

Mosque Church

The largest building from the time of the Turkish occupation, the former Pasha Gazi Kassim Mosque (now the Inner Town Parish Church) dominates the main square in Pécs. Turks built the square mosque in the mid-16th c…
Top Choice Square in Pécs

Széchenyi tér

Surrounded by largely baroque buildings, Pécs' sloped main square is the city's hub, great for people-watching. With the Mosque Church at the north end, the square is anchored by the Trinity Column in the centre. At…
Top Choice Museum in Pécs

Csontváry Museum

This museum shows the major works of master 19th-century symbolist painter Tivadar Kosztka Csontváry. Elements of postimpressionism and expressionism can be seen in such works as East Station at Night (1902), Storm …
Top Choice Museum in Pécs

Victor Vasarely Museum

This museum exhibits the work of the father of op art, Victor Vasarely. Symmetrical, largely abstract pieces are exhibited with clever illuminations that intensify the 3D experience and make it seem as if the works …
Top Choice Museum in Pécs

Modern Hungarian Gallery

This gallery exhibits the art of Hungary from 1850 till today across several floors; works run the gamut from impressionist paintings to visually striking and even menacing contemporary installations. Pay special at…
Church in Pécs

Basilica of St Peter

The foundations of the neo-Romanesque four-towered basilica dedicated to St Peter date from the 11th century and the side chapels are from the 1300s, but the rest is as recent as 1881. The most interesting parts of …
Museum in Pécs

Zsolnay Porcelain Museum

The porcelain factory established in Pécs in 1853 was at the forefront of European art and design for more than half a century. Many of its majolica tiles were used to decorate buildings throughout the country, and …
Church in Pécs

All Saints’ Church

The suburb of Budaiváros, to the northeast of Pécs' town centre, is where most Hungarians settled after the Turks banned them from living within the city walls; the centre of this community was the All Saints' Churc…
Synagogue in Pécs

Synagogue

Pécs' beautifully preserved 1869 Conservative synagogue is south of Széchenyi tér and faces renovated Kossuth tér. It was built in the Romantic style in 1869, and a seven-page fact sheet, available in 11 languages, …