Mysterious burial chambers from Roman times, a slender Minaret, exquisite Zsolnay chinaware and cosy restaurants and cafes - this is Pecs.
Situated in the southern foothills of the Mecsek Hills, the 2,000 year old city with a Mediterranean climate was once a major centre of early Christianity.
The city boasts important Baroque monuments, including a Franciscan church and monastery with furnishings made by Franciscan monks, the Lyceum Church and the former monastery of the Pauline order. There is a Carmelite nunnery next to the church of All Saints. Nearly every house along Káptalan street is a museum. The Zsolnay Museum displays a collection of ceramics representing major milestones in the history of World-famous Zsolnay porcelain. It also houses a memorial room dedicated to a Vilmos Zsolnay, founder of the Zsolnay Porcelain Works. The Modern Hungarian Gallery has one of the richest collections of 19th-20th century Hungarian fine art. The Urban History Museum details the past 200 years of the history of Pecs in an easy-to-follow manner.