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Jakovali Hassan Mosque, Pecs

Jakovali Hassan Mosque, Pecs (must see)

The Jakovali Hassan Mosque was built in the second half of the sixteenth century. The present mosque is the only mosque in Hungary that has remained intact with its minaret since the times of Turkish rule. Later, from 1702 to 1732, after the Turkish occupation, the mosque was remodeled into the chapel and named after Saint John of Nepomuk. The Pecs Bishop gave a Baroque look to the church from the outside and established a choir stand on the inside. In the 20th century the church was remodeled: the Baroque-styled architecture was demolished and the original floor level was restored. The original furniture of the mosque follows religious specifications and the Muslim community of Pecs uses the mosque regularly. The beautiful pulpit and the so-called preaching place are made of rosewood, and a special stand surrounded by a fence indicates the place for the women.

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Jakovali Hassan Mosque on Map

Sight Name: Jakovali Hassan Mosque
Sight Location: Pecs, Hungary
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 Walk

Pecs Introduction Walk

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
Religious Walking Tour in Pecs, Part II

Religious Walking Tour in Pecs, Part II

The city of Pecs had become an important Christian centre by the fourth century, and the episcopate of Pecs was established in 1009. Pecs has always been a multicultural city because of its history which remembers the Ottoman occupation and early Christian influence. Take this tour to explore more exquisite religious buildings in Pecs!

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.7 Km or 2.9 Miles
Museums Self-Guided Walking Tour in Pecs, Part II

Museums Self-Guided Walking Tour in Pecs, Part II

The city of Pecs is well-known in Europe for its rich artistic and cultural life. The remarkable museums and galleries of this Hungarian city include exhibitions by world famous Pecs citizens such as Janus Pannonius or Victor Vasarely, as well as exhibits on ethnography, natural sciences, modern Hungarian art and many others. Seize the opportunity to enjoy an unforgettable museum tour in Pecs!

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.8 Km or 0.5 Miles
Religious Walking Tour in Pecs, Part I

Religious Walking Tour in Pecs, Part I

Pecs is one of the largest cities in Hungary. It was founded in the second century by Romans and now it is the heart of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pecs. The city experienced 150 years of Ottoman occupation. The Turkish religious heritage is represented by magnificent mosques. Visitors can notice the importance of religion in Pecs's history when admiring wonderful churches and chapels....  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 Km or 2 Miles
Architectural Self-Guided Walking Tour of Pecs

Architectural Self-Guided Walking Tour of Pecs

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
Museums Self-Guided Walking Tour in Pecs, Part I

Museums Self-Guided Walking Tour in Pecs, Part I

The city of Pecs is the cultural and artistic centre of the Baranya county. Pecs was given the name of European Capital of Culture in 2010. The city has a very rich cultural heritage that is reflected in particular in its great museums! Unique exhibitions, original artifacts, historical findings, even ancient ruins: you can discover all of these visiting the unforgettable museums of Pecs!

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 Km or 1.8 Miles