ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE: ROMAN TOMB CHAPEL
The Late Roman and early Christian cemetery complex. UNESCO World Heritage Site.
In Hungary, like Budapest, the city of Pécs can boast the fact that almost every major historical period has left its unique mark on the fabric of the city. This exceptionally rich historical, religious and cultural background, and the ever-changing multicultural diversity that sprung from the civilisation being located at the meeting point of some major routes near the river Danube, provides the essence of present-day Pécs and makes it unique in Europe.
Today, the territory of the late Roman, early Christian cemetery from Antiquity is already part of the UNESCO World Heritage list. The contemporary city walls, the Episcopal Palace with the Cathedral, and the first University of Hungary represent monuments of the Middle Ages. The following period was the Turkish Age, which was succeeded by the Ottoman occupation, which, as well as destruction, brought the construction of many magnificent buildings, including numerous mosques and baths that further diversified the cityscape. The Golden Age of the Modern era can be recalled through the splendid civic housing, public buildings and structures belonging to the legacy of the Zsolnay Porcelain Factory, which was established in the 19th century and has since become world famous.
The constructed heritage sites of Pécs convey an architectural, historical and religious fabric of information that is also related to the fine arts and the townscape. The primary value of this cultural complex is that it provides encoded information of several historical eras. The conscious and versatile heritage management, as well as the creative sensibility towards novelty is both coherent and mutually strengthening and is one of the main appeals of Pécs, both culturally and from a tourism perspective.
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HOW TO REACH PECS
Trains run from Budapest’s Keleti or Deli station to Pecs Railway Station
Daily buses run from Budapest and Zagreb
From Budapest via M6 (238 km), Osijek via Route 58 (90 km), from Zagreb E70/Route 6 (221 km) and from Belgrade via A1/E75 (327 km). From Zagreb via D36 or E70 and E36 (60 km), or from Osijek via E70 (243 km).
Tel: +36 72 213-315
Address: Széchenyi tér 1.