Cathedral, Pecs

Cathedral, Pecs (must see)

The Pecs Cathedral was built in the eleventh century by Bishop St. Maurice. The building was destroyed and rebuilt several times during wars. It was used as a mosque and was embellished with a minaret (spire) during the Turkish invasion. The current exterior of Neo-Romanesque style was added to the main construction by the end of the nineteenth century. The interior look of the cathedral remained Gothic, with some baroque additions and furnishings. Inside the edifice you can find wonderful frescoes by 19th-century artists Károly Lotz and Bertalan Székely. Visitors to the cathedral may be surprised with organ concerts that are given throughout the year. The square in front of the cathedral and the beautiful park with a magnificent fountain is a popular gathering place. Various folk concerts, dances and fairs are held there also.

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Cathedral on Map

Sight Name: Cathedral
Sight Location: Pecs, Hungary (See walking tours in Pecs)
Sight Type: Religious
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Walking Tours in Pecs, Hungary

Create Your Own Walk in Pecs

Create Your Own Walk in Pecs

Creating your own self-guided walk in Pecs is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Pecs Introduction Walking Tour

Pecs Introduction Walking Tour

The city of Pecs has been the point of intersection of many eras, religions and political views. Since its time as the capital of the Valeria province of the Roman Empire, the city has maintained its historic cultural heritage. Take this orientation walk to visit the most popular and prominent sights of the city.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 Km or 1.9 Miles
Historical Architecture

Historical Architecture

The city of Pecs is rich in history, art and culture. This is due to the fact that the city's territory has been the site of intersection of different civilizations through the centuries. Magnificent palaces, original constructions of administrative buildings and other wonderful masterpieces by famous architects will amaze you when you discover the beauty of the architecture of Pecs!

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.7 Km or 1.1 Miles