Pecs Museums, Part I (Self Guided), Pecs

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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Pecs Museums, Part I Map

Guide Name: Pecs Museums, Part I
Guide Location: Hungary » Pecs (See other walking tours in Pecs)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 Km or 1.8 Miles
Author: hollyg
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Ethnographic Museum
  • Early Christian Necropolis of Pécs
  • Dome Museum
  • Episcopal Cellar Museum
  • The Home of Ferenc Martyn
Ethnographic Museum

1) 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."
Early Christian Necropolis of Pécs

2) 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!
Dome Museum

3) 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.
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.
The Home of Ferenc Martyn

5) The Home of Ferenc Martyn

The Home of Ferenc Martyn operates as the museum dedicated to Ferenc Martyn, who was born in Hungary in 1899 and who was one of the greatest Hungarian painters, sculptors and designers of his age, being one of the first Hungarian non-figurative school representatives. The artist lived here between 1945 and 1967, enjoying art and living with his wife Klára Martyn. On the main facade of the building you can see the memorial plaque indicative of the 22 years he spent here. He also spent 14 years in Paris, until 1940, where he became a member of the so-called Abstraction-Creation artist group. You can see unforgettable works by Ferenc Martyn in the Modern Hungarian Gallery.

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.
Top Religious Buildings I

Top Religious Buildings 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
Pecs Introduction Walking Tour

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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
Pecs Museums, Part II

Pecs Museums, 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
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
Top Religious Buildings II

Top Religious Buildings 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