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The constructions of the defence wall (fortification) are now visible mostly around Northern and Western edge of the old Pecs, and here and there in fractured ruins (such as by the Citrom lane which consisted Southern wall). Those at the Northern wall are in particularly good condition, with few bastion (see the photo below Kalvaria) along, which added later - already during Ottoman era. However, the best preserved of the bastions is powerful Barbakan bastya (Barbican) along the end of Centre-West promenade, behind which (at the inner side of enclosure) is Bishops palace.
The defence walls were build to secure the city before Turkish threat in 15th century - yet, it didn't help much to defence because obviously Turks grew by mid 16th century more powerful by force and overwhelmed Pecs which become administrative centre of sandzak; according to planning, few gates (by each side of town) allowed travel in and outside the city boundary, and the walls were continued to be in use during Ottoman era, even strenghtened. After being freed, most of the Southern and Eastern fortification was destroyed.
Address: along the edge of city centre
Directions: along the edge of centre
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