The 10 Best Things to Do in Pecs, Hungary

December 19, 2017 Lashaunda Abraham

Discover the best top things to do in Pecs, Hungary including Zsolnay Museum, Pecs Cathedral, Zsolnay Cultural Quarter, Szechenyi Ter, Early Christian Mausoleum, Kiraly utca, Pecs Synagogue, Mosque of Pasha Gazi Kassim Church of Gyertyaszentelo Boldogasszony, Victor Vasarely Museum, Arkad Shopping Centre.
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1. Zsolnay Museum

Kaptalan utca 2, Pecs 7621, Hungary +36 72 324 822
Excellent
73%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 130 reviews

Zsolnay Museum

Reviewed By journeymaid48 - Niagara Falls

Zsolnay Porcelain is very special. It is heavier than Herend but more robust and inventive, The Fountain given to Pécs by the Zsolnay family has statues of Oxen with a beautiful shiny metallic glaze. This glaze can also be seen on pieces in the museum. A must see in Pécs.

2. Pecs Cathedral

Szent Istvan ter 23., Pecs 7624, Hungary +36 30 373 8900
Excellent
63%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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4.5 based on 277 reviews

Pecs Cathedral

One of the most treasured medieval monuments was founded by King Stephen I in the 11th century.

Reviewed By Boyd J - Buderim

The Cathedral dominates the skyline in central Pecs. Construction began In 1008 and the oldest university in Hungary is situated adjacent to the Cathedral. We couldn't go in as there was a wedding taking place, but it was nice to watch the guests and the bridal party arrive. A pleasant and interesting area to stroll around.

3. Zsolnay Cultural Quarter

Zsolnay Vilmos utca 37, Pecs 7630, Hungary +36 72 500 350
Excellent
68%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 142 reviews

Zsolnay Cultural Quarter

Reviewed By journeymaid48 - Niagara Falls

This is the area with unique cafes, many small museums, and even the excavated Roman burial sites. There is a lot to do here and plan on spending a day to see the sites.

4. Szechenyi Ter

Szechenyi Ter, Pecs, Hungary
Excellent
63%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 172 reviews

Szechenyi Ter

Reviewed By Jmih - Collingwood, Canada

Worth a visit if you're in the area. Quite a nice little town to go around. Lots of activity and cafés.

5. Early Christian Mausoleum

Szent Istvan ter 12., Pecs 7621, Hungary +36 72 224 755
Excellent
61%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 118 reviews

Early Christian Mausoleum

Sopianae, predecessor of Pécs in the Roman times had its late Roman Paleochristian cemetery included in the UNESCO World Heritage list in the year 2000. In their architecture and wall-paintings the excavated finds present the Early Christian burial architecture and art of the Northern and Western provinces of the Roman Empire. From among the Hungarian world heritage sites the Early Christian cemetery is the only one that has won itself a place on the UNESCO world heritage list in the category of culture-historical architecture.

Reviewed By shelly_jah - Minsk, Belarus

I've visited ancient necropolis on Malta and in in Agrigento as far. This one is another jewelry in my collection. It was a worthvisiting place with a visitor centre just near the Cathedral. If compared with Maltese Hypogeum Pecs necropolis don't need pre-booking and coming in advance, there are no queues and the number of visitor's limitations. But Maltese tour is organized very well, here you have to go by yourself and you can probably miss something. We visited the Cella Septichora exhibition and saw a sarcophagus in mausoleum nearby, but I am pretty sure that there were other necropolis structures nearby which we couldn't find by ourselves.
So either choose guided tour or carefully ask the visitor centre's staff for help in finding other pieces of this early christian necklace.

6. Kiraly utca

Kiraly utca, Pecs, Hungary
Excellent
48%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 117 reviews

Kiraly utca

Reviewed By Neil K - Liverpool, United Kingdom

As we were staying in the Carat Boutique Hotel we were on this street and what a great location.
This street is vibrant and without a doubt the main party area of the Pecs district.
Pubs and bars are everywhere such as Cool Tour,Kuplung,Csipesz Bar,Zing Burger and many many more,the street also brings you onto Gozsdu Court which is an awesome passageway teeming with pubs, bars and restaurants.
Besides the great nightlife you have an eclectic mix of architecture ranging from beautiful restored buildings to crumbling ruin pubs which are a must go destination.
Shopping outlets abound here ranging from boutique artisan shops to shopping centres and souvenir shops,it really is one busy and alive area and is constantly busy 24 hours a day.
There are some nice churches on and around this street and if your a keen photographer don't forget to take your camera as you will take some fantastic photos.
A great street and area and well worth checking out.

7. Pecs Synagogue

Kossuth ter, Pecs, Hungary +36 72 315 881
Excellent
41%
Good
52%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 72 reviews

Pecs Synagogue

This beautiful wooded Synagogue, built in 1869, is located in the busy shopping square, Kossuth tér.

Reviewed By Joan K - Wyncote, Pennsylvania

It is obvious from the size and opulence of the synagogues in all the major cities of Hungary that the Jews formed a large, powerful and influential community. Hungary has some of the largest and most beautiful synagogues I have ever seen in the world. Do not miss this one.

8. Mosque of Pasha Gazi Kassim Church of Gyertyaszentelo Boldogasszony

Szechenyi ter, Pecs 7621, Hungary +36 72 321 976
Excellent
48%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 98 reviews

Mosque of Pasha Gazi Kassim Church of Gyertyaszentelo Boldogasszony

The former Turkish mosque, built in the late 16th century, now serves as a Catholic church featuring a grand cupola, prayer niches and keel-arch windows.

Reviewed By Stephen J - Milton Keynes

Knowing little about this historic city before visiting veery glad we made this former mosque/reinsted church our first place to visit. Entrance is at local street level which leads into a series of crypt spaces, variously presented, then because of the slope of the squares, gentle stairs lead up to the main floor level. This is where the hybrid church-turned mosque-turned church again can be experience. One of the space seems veery church-like which it is but the other half retains much of the atmosphere of the mosque it once was. Worth travelling a great distance to see and experience.

9. Victor Vasarely Museum

Kaptalan utca 3, Pecs 7621, Hungary +36 72 324 822
Excellent
60%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 51 reviews

Victor Vasarely Museum

Reviewed By Szerendipity - Tirgu Mures, Romania

Vasarely's art must not be explained it has to be seen. This collection contains many amazing pieces, famous ones too. Because I like bright colors, shapes and symmetry, it was the perfect museum for me.

10. Arkad Shopping Centre

Bajcsy-Zsilinszky utca 11/1, Pecs 7622, Hungary +36 72 523 100
Excellent
32%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
3%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 52 reviews

Arkad Shopping Centre

Reviewed By Zlatan75Mitic - Pozarevac

It is located in the city center, close to all attractions. The great advantage is that you can park at the parking shopping center and from there go on foot to visit the city, since pedestrian zone begins odgmah from the hotel. The classic shopping center, with restaurants, fast food.

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