Religious Walking Tour in Pecs, Part II, Pecs

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!
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Religious Walking Tour in Pecs, Part II Map

Guide Name: Religious Walking Tour in Pecs, Part II
Guide Location: Hungary » Pecs (See other walking tours in Pecs)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.7 km
Author: hollyg
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Pauline Church

1) Pauline Church

The Pauline Church was built in 1937 and is one of Hungary's architectural masterpieces. The building was designed by Károly Weichinger. Visitors will be surprised by the wonderful Zsolnay ceramics statue of the Virgin Mary that stands before the Church, and of course by the colorful sculpture by Victor Vasarely facing the building. The altar of the church is made from bronze and depicts a scene in which Prince St. Emerich is kneeling in front of the Virgin Mary. The Pauline order was...   view more
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All Saints Church

2) All Saints Church (must see)

The Romanesque-style All Saints Church is one of the oldest churches in Pécs. It was built in the twelfth century and underwent several Gothic and Baroque modifications. This was the only church in Pecs that remained Christian in times of Turkish rule. The Catholics, Reformed and Unitarians used it as a gathering place. Religious debate was held here in 1588 by the Reformed and Unitarian parish ministers; the debate is known as Pécsi disputa. The church returned to the Catholics in 1664. The...   view more
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Havihegy Chapel

3) Havihegy Chapel

The Havihegy Chapel was built in memorial of the plague of 1690. The citizens of Pécs brought all the materials up the high hill, where the Chapel was to be constructed. The building was designed in Baroque style and was expanded in 1710. But fire incinerated the church interior in 1780. The small chapel with the wagon-roof has a cramped loft for its organ that is near the entrance, but the exterior complements the landscape. The main altar is made from marble and the altar-piece depicts the...   view more
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St. Augustine Church

4) St. Augustine Church

The Augustine Church is a medieval church transformed to a mosque during Turkish rule. In 1702, when the Augustine order took it, the friars reconstructed the building. The church was furnished with the arched sanctuary, the vaulted chapel, the organ loft and the tower, but the vestry room was built later in 1935. You can find the beautiful eighteenth-century chancel of Viennese master Martin Fischer; the work is named "Sorrowful Virgin." The other elements of decoration were made in...   view more
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Lyceum Church and Monastery

5) Lyceum Church and Monastery

The construction of the Lyceum Church and Monastery dates back to the years of 1741 to 1756 when it was erected by the Paulite friars using the stones of a Turkish mosque. The building was abandoned after the Paulite order suppression in 1786. All the furnishings were shared among the churches. In 1832 Bishop Ignác Szepessy founded a school (Lyceum) in the monastery building and reopened the church, to provide religious education and services for the students. When the Elizabeth University of...   view more
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The Mosque of Pasha Qasim

6) The Mosque of Pasha Qasim (must see)

The Mosque of Pasha Qasim is one of the symbols of the city, located in the city centre, on the main square. Today, it functions as a catholic church. The building, hundred steps both its length and its width, was built by Pasha Qasim the Victorious between 1543 and 1546. The minaret of the mosque was brought down by the Jesuits in 1766. Standing at the highest point of Pécs's Széchenyi square, the mosque of pasha Qasim is the greatest example of Turkish architecture in Hungary. It was...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Synagogue

7) Synagogue (must see)

The Synagogue of Pecs was built in July 1869 according to the design made by Frigyes Feszl Károly Gerster and Lipót Kauser, who played an essential part in Hungarian architecture of the nineteenth century. The Jewish community of Pecs is not numerous, but very unified; they use the Synagogue regularly on weekdays. Jewish religious laws do not agree with metaphorical motifs which is why the main facade of the building of Synagogue is divided into three parts. According to Biblical inscriptions...   view more
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Calvinist Church

8) Calvinist Church

The Calvinist Church was constructed in 1907. The unique design was created by Imre Schlauch. The oak pulpit is a copy of the stage of the Budapest Kálvin Square Church. The organ and the original furniture with the ornaments of the Holy Trinity were made by Pecs citizen József Angster with his son and a joiner Ferenc Keil. The furniture of the Congregation House was built in 1927 by citizens Győző Szatyor and Emil Vata. The decoration of the walls are presented with the brick lining around...   view more

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. Don't miss the chance to enjoy sophisticated architecture and the great history of Pecs's religious edifices!

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 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
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: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 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