The Best Travel Guide to Pécs

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

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.
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Zsolnay Cultural Quarter

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.
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National Theatre of Pécs

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.
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