Tourist information, program offers, attractions and hotels in Pécs
Pécs is the fifth largest city of Hungary and is located in the southern part of Transdanubia. The city, lying at the foot of the Mecsek Hills, is more than 2000 year old with a Mediterranean climate and atmosphere. Besides being the cultural, educational, administrative and diplomatic centre of the region Pécs has also an industrial area that draws the interest of international investments.
Pécs is full of attractions: Roman crypts, Turkish mosques, a slender minaret, fine Zsolnay porcelain, Csontváry paintings, works of Vasarely, almonds trees in full blossom early spring, pleasant restaurants and cafés.
Pécs was called Sopianae in the Roman era and was a significant centre of early Christianity. The "necropolis" consisting of 16 graves is a unique monument complex that was recognised by UNESCO as World Heritage in 2000.
Pécs is also the city of grapes and good wine. One of the first champagne companies was established here, and winemaking is still a living tradition in the area. Wine sampling from the famous wines of the region can be an excellent evening program.
The road leading to the summit of the hills is bordered by the steep streets and interesting houses of old Pécs, Tettye. There is a beautiful panorama from the 525 m height Misina Peak .
Attractions in Pécs
Roman crypts, Turkish mosques, a slender minaret, fine Zsolnay porcelain, Csontváry paintings, works of Vasarely, Cathedral, Mausoleum, Bishop's Palace, zoo, festivals, theatre, wine-tasting, excursions