Museums Self-Guided Walking Tour in Pecs, Part I, Pecs (Self Guided)

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!
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Museums Self-Guided Walking Tour in Pecs, Part I Map

Guide Name: Museums Self-Guided Walking Tour in Pecs, Part I
Guide Location: Hungary » Pecs (See other walking tours in Pecs)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km
Author: hollyg
Modern Magyar Képtár

1) Modern Magyar Képtár

Probably the most visited "museum" street in Pecs is Káptalan Street, where you can also find the beautiful Modern Hungarian Gallery, which has a unique collection of Hungarian fine arts from the 19th and 20th centuries. There are three great Hungarian artists of the last century represented in the Gallery with their refined modern collections.
Dome Museum

2) Dome Museum

The Dome Museum represents an example of Zoltán Bachmann wonderful design. The exhibitions can show you the old entrance and the famous altar of the Cathedral remains. The stone carving that was found in that region suppose a magnificent building of the church, unrivalled for the Arpadian Hungary area. The Turkish occupiers destroyed the heads and faces of the statues that ornamented the building because of their religious laws. The stones on the steel frame of the western gate demonstrate the antique symbols on them. The symbols appeared there due to the medieval masons way of construction of the Cathedral, they used Roman tombs. Here, from the Dome Museum terrace you may enjoy the view to the sanctuary and the towers.
Early Christian Necropolis of Pécs

3) Early Christian Necropolis of Pécs (must see)

The early Christian necropolis of Pécs dates to the fourth century when Pecs bore the name of Sopianae. The necropolis is the extraordinary complex of constructions of early Christian art and architecture. The appearance of underground burial chambers and memorial chapels is awe-inspiring. The ancient Roman-Christian remains were unearthed in 1975 when the Szent István Square was undergoing reconstruction. The early Christian necropolis was included in the list of historic-cultural treasures by the World Heritage Committee. Discover the ancient history of a great civilization that still prospers!
Episcopal Cellar Museum

4) Episcopal Cellar Museum

The Episcopal Cellar Museum building served as a main cellar for the "bishop," a special wine drink. Nowadays the cellar houses a museum of viniculture. Here you can find wine from the major viticulture regions of Hungary: Tolna, Szekszárd, Pécs and Villány. Every region is famous for its own special wine. For example, the Tolna region Chardonnay, Tramini, Sauvignon Blanc and Italian Riesling are the best in quality; the Szekszárd is the oldest wine-growing area in Hungary; but Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay are the famous wines of Villány region. Moreover, any visitor can get free admission to the Cathedral when buying a museum ticket, and they are welcome to the winery for a glass of wine.
Ethnographic Museum

5) Ethnographic Museum

The Ethnographic Museum houses a complex of exhibitions opened by the Department of the Janus Pannonius Museum. The museum presents the cultural traditions of Baranya county from the beginning to the middle of the 20th century. The Baranya area is the only place in southern Hungary that is unique in its ethnic and ethnographic complex. The exhibitions show woodwork, colourful costumes, traditional textiles, embroideries, pottery and stove builders and various pieces of furniture of the Branya region peoples. The special demonstration is dedicated to the famous Baranyan folk tradition, the "Busó March."
Museum and Library of Mining History

6) Museum and Library of Mining History

The present complex of the Museum and Library of Mining History is the result of cooperation of Mecsek Coal, Mecsek Ore and the Mining Shaft mining companies that were based in Pecs. Visitors can find original exhibitions of photographs, banners, various equipment and artifacts from the mining industry. The museum reflects the geological area of the Southeast Transdanubian Mecsek mountains and the history of mining. The library of the Museum of Mining History is open for any inquires.
Museum of Medical History at the Pécs University of Sciences

7) Museum of Medical History at the Pécs University of Sciences

The Museum of Medical History houses collections made up of more than 140 items that date from the beginning of the 20th century. You can find the museum in the building of the Medicine Faculty of the Pécs University of Sciences. In the exhibits, guests at the museum can notice various laboratory instruments from various times, such as microscopes or a first blood cell gauge. The museum collection is protected by the Semmelweis Museum of Medical History.

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.
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
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
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
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation 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
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: 0.7 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Pecs for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Pecs has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Pecs, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.