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I have visited Pecs many times, in particularly near termal springs of Harkany where I drove my parents on therapy twice a year. This weekend I was there again in order to make new photos, coz the old ones are valuable memory on my deceased parents.
The town of Pecs is incredible cute place in particularly the old city centre and residential area situated on a very steep hills. In the old centre of the town there are a pleanty of reataurants, hotels, caffe bars and most of all a very good ice-cream shops.

The Cathedral

The town of Pecs, located in the southwestern Hungary, was founded two thousand years ago. According to chronicler Anonymous, the Hungarians (Magyars) arrived here around 899, led by Ete and Bojta.
The history of the town had three major periods; the first was the history of Sopianae in the Roman age, the other two took place in the Middle Ages.

The Synagogue

As a consequence of the Turkish occupation in the mid-16th century, almost nothing survived intact from the Middle Ages. The other major was the Renaissance, probably nourished by the university set up in 1367, for the first time in Hungary.
After 143 years of Turkish occupation, the town was liberated in a terrible conditions. It could be said that no stone remained unturned in the town.

  • Last visit to Pecs: Sep 2004
  • Intro Updated Jun 13, 2013
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  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Nov 28, 2009 at 11:05 AM

    It reads like this was a mecca for many cultures and the Turks took a turn also. You must consider it a close by retreat to enjoy often. My last trip to Utah & Arizona parks in US was my adventure of a lifetime. I hope you would enjoy the pages.

  • csordila's Profile Photo
    Apr 13, 2008 at 10:21 AM

    Hi Boris! The Zsolnay sculpture standing in crossroads of Rákóczi út and Szabadság út depicts the founder of Pécs china factory, Vilmos Zsolnay. The five sitting men display the pottery, the sculpture, the architecture, the painting and the chemistry.

  • janika's Profile Photo
    Oct 27, 2007 at 5:33 PM

    A super city to visit, Just came back from Pecs this monday and I really enjoyed it. The fellow on the balkony is (Franz) Liszt Ferenc, the famous Hungarian composer. He was really there once. Cheers from Ottawa! ;)

  • Jun 22, 2007 at 1:18 AM

    Thanks for those useful tips.I visit Pecs next weak.I am looking forward to go.Greetings from Greece.

  • Feb 8, 2007 at 12:55 PM

    i m from Turkey.very suprised to see islamic writing of Gods name on the wall (written in arabic) at the interior photo of gazi kassim mosque while people praying.its impressive for Turkish people.we love Magyarorszag!

  • Raimix's Profile Photo
    Jan 8, 2007 at 4:41 AM

    Really nice city! That main Pecs street looked a bit like main street of Vilnius to me (Pilies):) Greetings!

  • Mar 21, 2006 at 7:43 AM

    Grat pictures. I am looking forward to seein it mysel on Aug 6/7

  • Dec 27, 2005 at 4:29 AM

    potagy means an extra bed

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Apr 21, 2005 at 2:01 AM

    The mixture of Christian and Moslem is amazing. I bet that it must be difficult to communicate in Hungary if few people speak any foreign languages ! What is the Croatian hasza ? Excellent photos, as usually !

  • Ben-UK's Profile Photo
    Jan 24, 2004 at 12:15 PM

    Excellent photos - very nice page - thank you.

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