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PécsHungary

Nicknamed the “City of Wine and Grapes,” this lovely town is known for its pleasant climate and interesting cultural heritage.

Pécs is one of Hungary’s most beautiful and fascinating cities, home to ancient churches, cathedrals and early Christian monuments. The city’s microclimate gives it a warm, Mediterranean ambiance and creates the perfect conditions for wine and fruit production. Enjoy an ice cream in the town’s main square while viewing Baroque architecture and monuments. Explore historic religious buildings and save time to sample the town’s fine local wines.

Notice the intriguing blend of Islamic and Christian architecture that characterizes the Mosque of Pasha Gazi Kassim, better known as the Mosque Church. The largest building remaining from Hungary’s Turkish occupation, the mosque was appropriated by Catholics in the early 18th century. Look for examples of medieval Middle Eastern architecture, including distinctive Turkish windows, a prayer niche in the southeast wall and attractive geometric frescoes.

Explore the Pécs Cathedral, built in the 11th century during the reign of Hungary’s second king, Peter Orseolory. Notice its neo-Romanesque exterior, which was added during 19th century renovations, as well as modifications made during the Turkish occupation when it was used as a mosque. Admire its exquisite Gothic interior, including its beautiful central altar and the four chapels.

Stroll around the main hub of the city, Széchenyi Square, and view its striking Baroque architecture. Notice the imposing Trinity Column, which dominates the center of the square. See the incredible buildings found around the square, including City Hall, as well as monuments such as the porcelain Zsolnay Fountain.

The nearest airport to Pécs is Pécs-Pogány International Airport, but flights to this small airport can be difficult to find. Fly to Budapest instead and then reach Pécs by train or bus. The city also has excellent train connections with Osijek, Sarajevo and Vienna. Easy to navigate, most of Pécs’ main attractions can be explored on foot.

Experience the Mediterranean feel and rich history of this delightful town.

Top hotels in Pécs

Palatinus Grand Hotel
Palatinus Grand Hotel
3 out of 5
Kiraly Utca 5, Pécs
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £50 per night from 8 Nov to 9 Nov

Located in the heart of Pécs, this hotel is steps away from Pannonia, Pecs National Theatre and Széchenyi tér. Mosque of Gazi Kaszim Pasha and Szechenyi Square ...

4/5Very Good! (316 reviews)

"Amazingly cosy hotel with friendly atmosphere on the best location in the middle of the town"…"

Reviewed on 27 Sep 2020

Palatinus Grand Hotel
Hotel Laterum
Hotel Laterum
4 out of 5
Hajnoczy Jozsef Street 37-39, Pécs
The price is £59 per night from 30 Oct to 31 Oct

Situated in Pécs, this spa hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Pannonia and University of Pecs Medical School. Bishop’s Palace and Tivadar Csontvary Museum are ...

4/5Very Good! (26 reviews)
Do NOT stay here

"Bed was never made during a 3 night stay. Door wouldn't lock one day. Restaurant was awful"…"

Reviewed on 22 Nov 2019

Hotel Laterum
Hotel Millennium
Hotel Millennium
4 out of 5
Kálvária utca 58, Pécs
The price is £77 per night from 29 Oct to 30 Oct

Situated in Pécs, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Pannonia and Vasarely Museum. Episcopal Treasury and Archaelogical Museum are also within 10 minutes. ...

3.8/5Good! (33 reviews)

"Brilliant location close to beautiful City. Hotel staff very helpful, we will definitely stay here again. Highly recommend."…"

Reviewed on 7 Sep 2019

Hotel Millennium
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Pécs

Central Pécs First Floor Blue Apartment With Cathedral Views
Central Pécs First Floor Blue Apartment With Cathedral Views
26 Aradi vértanúk útja, Pécs, Baranya

Situated in Pécs, this apartment building is steps away from Pannonia, Pecs Cathedral and Episcopal Treasury. Vasarely Museum and Archaelogical Museum are also ...

Central Pécs First Floor Blue Apartment With Cathedral Views
Toldi Apartments
Toldi Apartments
3.5 out of 5
Lyceum u. 15, Pécs
The price is £30 per night from 23 Nov to 24 Nov

Located in the heart of Pécs, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Pannonia, Pecs Synagogue and Széchenyi tér. Mosque of Gazi Kaszim Pasha and ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (13 reviews)

"very clean apartment, quiet , fully equiped , would defenately go there again"…"

Reviewed on 6 Jan 2020

Toldi Apartments
Fibula Residence & Apartment Pécs
Fibula Residence & Apartment Pécs
3 out of 5
17 Jókai u., Pécs

Located in the heart of Pécs, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Pannonia, Pecs Synagogue and Széchenyi tér. Mosque of Gazi Kaszim Pasha and ...

Fibula Residence & Apartment Pécs
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Pécs

Pecs Cathedral
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Pecs Cathedral

Dating back to the 11th century, this striking cathedral features a compelling mix of architectural styles and notable 19th-century artwork.

Zsolnay Cultural Quarter
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Zsolnay Cultural Quarter

Rich with history, Zsolnay Cultural Quarter is a cultural attraction worth visiting in Pécs. Amble around the area's forests or visit its cathedral.

Hassan Jakovali Mosque
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Hassan Jakovali Mosque

Appreciate the history, beauty and tranquility of the most intact Turkish mosque in Hungary, where there is a small exhibition on Ottoman history.

Szechenyi Square
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Szechenyi Square

Spend time in the cultural heart of Pécs, a bustling meeting place fringed by historic buildings.

Széchenyi tér
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Széchenyi tér

Find out about the history of Pécs when you spend time at Széchenyi tér. Make time to visit the cathedral and monuments while you're in the area.

Bishop’s Palace
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Bishop’s Palace

Join a guided tour and explore this grand palace complex, with its mix of architectural styles and interesting exhibits on the history of Pecs. 

Top things to do in Pécs

Wine Tour to Villány
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Wine Tour to Villány

£241
Per adult
Private Wine Tour to Villány
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Private Wine Tour to Villány

£299
Per adult
Pecs Zoo & Aquarium - Terrarium Entrance Ticket
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Pecs Zoo & Aquarium - Terrarium Entrance Ticket

£7
Per adult
Day Trip from Pecs to Szeged
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Day Trip from Pecs to Szeged

£304
Per adult
Full-Day Tour to North Balaton Lake
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Full-Day Tour to North Balaton Lake

£304
Per adult
Full-day tour Villany region - the gem of Pannon wines
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Full-day tour Villany region - the gem of Pannon wines

£304
Per adult

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