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 its handful of universities, the nearby Mecsek Hills and the lively nightlife, it's second only to Budapest on many travellers' Hungarian bucket 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 hills, Pécs enjoys a microclimate that lengthens the summer and is ideal for viticulture and fruit production, and especially almonds. A fine time to visit is during a warm indián nyár (Indian summer), when the light takes on a special quality.
These are our favorite local haunts, touristy spots, and hidden gems throughout Pécs.
Whether it’s a guided tour of a historic landmark, private tasting of local delicacies, or an off-road adventure — explore the best experiences in Pécs.