Széchenyi tér

Top choice in Pécs

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 the southern end the porcelain Zsolnay Fountain boasts a lustrous eosin glaze and four bull’s heads; the fountain was donated to the city by the Zsolnay factory in 1892. The eosin creates an iridescent, metallic sheen that most people either love or hate.

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Nearby Pécs attractions

1. Mosque Church

0.03 MILES

The largest building extant from the time of the Turkish occupation, the former Pasha Gazi Kassim Mosque (now the Inner Town Parish Church) dominates the…

2. Marzipan Museum

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This combination museum and marzipan shop features intricate marzipan sculptures with colourful recreations of the Mosque Church, embroidered Hungarian…

3. Csontváry Museum

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This museum shows the major works of master 19th-century symbolist painter Tivadar Kosztka Csontváry. Elements of postimpressionism and expressionism can…

4. Roman Tomb Sites

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These two Roman tomb sites contain 110 graves. The entire area – excavations have so far revealed 16 burial chambers and several hundred graves – is now a…

5. Victor Vasarely Museum

0.16 MILES

This museum exhibits the work of the father of op art, Victor Vasarely. Symmetrical, largely abstract pieces are exhibited with clever illuminations that…

6. Ferencesek utcája

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One of Pécs’ most enjoyable pedestrian streets, Ferencesek utcája, runs east from Kórház tér to Széchenyi tér and boasts the magnificent baroque…

7. Zsolnay Porcelain Museum

0.17 MILES

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…

8. Modern Hungarian Gallery

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This gallery exhibits the art of Hungary from 1850 till today across several floors; works run the gamut from impressionist paintings to visually striking…