18-20 May 2018 Concerts, arts & crafts activities, family fun, lots of fantastic events throughout the weekend for all the family! Free for all to come and enjoy the diverse programme of events and the beautiful spaces of the Zsolnay Quarter! Fill up your hamper, grab a blanket and head for the Zsolnay Quarter, the perfect place to be on the 3rd weekend of May 2018!
07-17 June 2018 20 years in and the Promenade Festival still brings an impressive line-up of events and performances to Pécs ! Arts and music fill the air and soul, local wines and streefood pamper your taste buds. Come and spend a relaxing evening under the chestnut trees, listening to soothing music, drinking good wines with your friends or loved ones!
28 June - 01 July 2018 A whirl of cultural adventures - street performances, concerts, special street entertainers - and magical light projections in several locations throughout the downtown for three days! The Zsolnay Light Festival is a multi-arts festival blending the amazing legacy of Pécs's 2000 years of history with a fantasy world. Its unique and colourful programme of events - with an imposing past behind and an imagined future ahead - inspires to play and think, it entertains and delights. 3 days of breathtaking projection mappings turning the downtown into a magical "wonderland", countless concerts and street performances await visitors from 28 June - 1 July 2018. Put the dates in your diary, a once-in-a-lifetime experience is guaranteed! Have a sneek peek into last year's fantastic atmosphere HERE!
- Madonna, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber and even Ryan Gossling has a pair of gloves from the famous manufacture of Pécs. - Elton John has bought a pair of glasses which were made here in Pécs. - Kinder Surprise eggs are madehere. - The cartoons of Red Bull Commercials are made in Pécs. - You can buy Zsolnay ceramics in the USA. - The famous architect Marcel Breuer was born in Pécs.
The dozens of underground tombs of the 4th-century Early Christian Burial Structures which are part of the World Heritage rested beneath the surface for more than 1500 years. In the Cella Septichora Visitor Centre, visitors can wander amongst various shape tombs and burial structures. Some of them are painted, their interior is decorated with painted biblical scenes and early Christian symbols, which adds to the uniqueness and universal cultural value of the memorial.
The Cathedral dates back to the 11th century, when the construction of its predecessor began around 1040, not long after Hungary’s first king, St. Stephen founded the Ecclestical Diocese of Pécs in 1009. The left side of the Cathedral the neo-Renaissance facade of the Bishop’s Palace can be seen.
Producing ceramics made Zsolnay family known not only in Hungary, but all over the world; they established their ceramics and porcelain manufacture in Pécs in 1853. The heritage of their ceramic factory used to operate here has been revived and lives on with a new content here, in the Zsolny Cultural Quarter The Quarter hosts several unique exhibitions presenting the Zsolnay heritage. In the open-view manufacture, visitors can follow the process of ceramics production live, at the same time they can learn about traditional products of Pécs, such as the famous Pécs gloves.
The National Theatre of Pécs is the main theatre of Pécs. Theatrical plays became a regular attraction in the city from the beginning of the 19th century in German and Hungarian language. It was designed by Adolf Lang in a neo-Renaissance style, while atop the central cupola stands György Kiss’s bronze statue of Genius. The pyrogranite ornaments were manufactured in the Zsolnay factory. It is home to a theatre and opera company, as well as the world famous Ballet of Pécs.
Kodály Concert Hall is the result of one of the most important and most spectacular investment of Pécs 2010 European Capital of Culture project. After its opening on 16 December 2010, the concert hall almost immediately became one of the best and increasingly recognized music venues of Hungary and Central Europe. The permanent resident orchestra of Kodály Center is the Pannon Philharmonic Orchestra of European fame.
The mosque, established by Pasha Yakovali Hassan was built in the second half of the 16th century. This is the only Turkish age mosque in Hungary that has remained intact together with its minaret.Inside there is a exhibition of objects donated by the Turkish government. Its furnishings are entirely in line with religious docrine, so it is regularly used by the Muslims living in Pécs.
The approximately 200-meter-high reinforced-concrete colossus is located on the 535-meter-high summit of Misina. It has an observation terrace and a coffee house providing an amazing panorama. When the weather is clear, it is possible to see as far as the Danube, the range of the Mecsek Hills and the area of the Mecsek Ridge becomes outlined southwards, but usually a vapour cloud floats above the city.
Fun packed day for all the family. The Mecsextrem Adventure Park is set in woods and parkland offering a fun packed day for all the family. Its great variety of attractions - from the bob ride to rope courses, from the climbing wall to indoor playzones - provide entertainment for all ages and guarantee non stop fun!
It is worth going walking around Tettye as the slopes under Misina. Reaching the halfway point you can view the unique geological formations of the travertine-cave, then the route leads past the biggest playground of the city up to the ruins of the Bishop’s Summer Palace. It is the compass of Pécs, its tower indicating directions. The Havas Boldogasszony-chapel on Havihegy is a determinative point of the southern slopes of the Mecsek.
Pécs-born Victor Vasarely (1906-1997) first donated a series of graphics to the museum of Pécs in 1968. Six years later he donated several hundreds of silkscreens, tapestries, sculptures and serigraphs representing his work. The exhibition, centred around this collection, was opened in 1976.
The cable park is located in a beautiful environment in the heart of Pécs. The park offers plenty of opportunities for leisure activites besides waterski and wakeboarding. For example synthetic running track with night lights, beach volleball, beach soccer, street workout fitness. Last but not least we have a nice playground for kids. If you would just hang out, grab a drink and a bite to eat at the café. Relax, rejuvenate and watch the action.
The Parish Church of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin in the city centre of Pécs is an incomparable Ottoman monument of our country; it is the most important example of Turkish-Islamic architecture in Hungary. When visitors enter the church, considered to be a symbol of Pécs, they will wander East meets West, a sacred picturesque place where different religions interact.
One of the most elegant restaurants of Pécs is the “Pezsgőház” restaurant. It was developed from the former Littke champagne factory. The restaurant expresses elegance and sophistication.With a World-class cuisine and the best wines of the historical wine regions offered by the restaurant. You can also taste the wide range of champagnes of Pécs.
The Room Bistro & Club takes place in the Zsolnay Cultural Quarter which is more than a self-service restaurant. It is well-known that it has usual "day by day" offers and the place for the lovers of unusual eating. Besides fitness, extra menus there can be also found paleo diet.
In the Mecsek cake shop are pastry products, wedding cakes, salads and cold dishes offered. In the English-style room with fireplace and wines from Villány, smaller gatherings can be organized. Cake and coffee shop that also serves harder stuff has a terrace on Széchenyi square, a bizarre main interior with a surrealist, faux ancient Rome look and a great backroom with antique furniture and textured stripy wallpaper.
The team of young baristas believes in the redefined coffee sensation that stands for faith in quality, and the experience handed over in a cup of coffee. Located in the heart of the city, their patio lies in the middle of an enchanting garden, from where we can admire the sun and the stars, as long as we’re so brave as to stay there long enough.
Lezser Bistro/café is located in the beautiful center of Pécs. Featuring mostly italian dishes from quality italian ingredients but also offering a weekly menu to add diversity and seasonal ingredients. Portions are plentiful and prices student friendly! Open almost every day of the year with a dj to provide music on weekends, Lezser is a hip/fun place to start a party into the night with a selection of delicious cocktails/hungarian wines to excite your tastebuds!
Two worlds have come together at Egylet: the store front is a beer pub with draught Hungarian craft beers on 12 taps, having 50-60 different variants rotating within a month.They also offer homemade lemonades, teas, bottled and bistro wines. The Bistro offers the most popular street food the cuisine of the Balkans has to offer. Ćevapčići, pljeskavica and homemade sausages are always prepared freshly, grilled over charcoal, using carefully selected ingredients. Cups are filled with premium category Lucky Cap coffees.
Our Shopping Centre opened its doors twelve years ago, and since that time it has done its best to make your shopping joyful with the best prices, product range and quality available. We await you in the Downtown heart of Pécs with the rich and unique offer of more than 120 shops with a modern design renewed according to today’s trends. We offer 850 pcs of parking spaces to our guests with free parking in the first hour every day. We wish you a pleasant and meaningful stay and joyful shopping!
Post palace Main Post office in Pécs and also a very unique building. It is unlikely that Pécs will ever have a more eclectic building. Besides the canopy figures evokinging Gothic and French Renaissance style motifs, Secession appears as well. Naturally, the glazed coat-of-arms, the reliefs and the roof tiles decorating the apex of the facade were produced by the Zsolnay factory. The building was built between 1902 and 1904, and has been in operation ever since.
The opening hours of the pharmacies vary, but between 8.00 and 17.00 almost all of them are open. On Saturdays they are usually open till noon, after that you can use the services of the pharmacy designated to be on duty. (The name and contact numbers of the pharmacy on duty are displayed in the shop windows of the pharmacies, but the doctors on duty can also give you information about it.) Useful link: http://www.eeipecs.hu/index.php?act=gyogyszertar