Pecs CathedralCurrently Closed
- Address: Pecs, Szent Istvan ter 23, 7624 Hungary
- Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +36-72513030
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art And Culture, Church, Religious Site, Family And Kids, Architecture , Cathedral
This cathedral was built in the 11th century by Bishop St. Maurice and has been rebuilt several times since then. The reason was the war times that were prevailing in the city earlier on. Only the single, beautiful minaret reminds us that this was a once Turkish Mosque. At present, the Neo- Romanesque exterior that we see was added during the 19th century. The interiors are still basically Gothic with some modifications done in the traditional Baroque style.
The cathedral is an important historic and cultural landmark that represents the reach of the Italian, German and French cultural effects in the area. The works of the famous German artist Keroly lotz and the great romantic Hungarian artist Bertalan Szekely are the most attractive objects here. The other old memories that we still find here are the sculptural and wall painting leftovers of the Medieval Era, pieces from the altar of the Holy Cross and the Western Gateway of the cathedral and the 4 manual program featuring 6101 pipes.
The whole cathedral hall is now used for hosting regular concerts. The fantastic garden just outside the church has the large and elegant Berenyi Fountain; it’s a popular place for folk concerts, dance and fairs.
- Photography inside is absolutely prohibited.
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95% of people who visit Pecs include Pecs Cathedral in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
70.83% of people start their Pecs Cathedral visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Pecs Cathedral
62.79% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Pecs Cathedral
People normally club together Ruins Of Benedictine Monastery Of Kaposszentjakab Village and Zsolnay Museum while planning their visit to Pecs Cathedral.
People also prefer to start their day with Pecs Cathedral.
Absolutely beatiful church i would even say the most tremendous of the churches I visited so far in Hungary better than the ones in Budapest, Esztergom, Tihany and anywhere else in Western Hungary
Having visited this years ago the outside is under restoration, but entry to cathedral was free I am disgusted that the Church charges for entry. Did not Jesus throw out the pedlars from the temple. I find it hard to pray and pay.
Beautiful view from top and nice inside Don't think there should be an entrance fee Maybe for the view to go up but not to enter
The most visited place in the city. Nice building, beautiful inside. The city itself it's a MUST (second beautiful after Budapest).
Beautiful building from the inside and the outside too. We went up the top, the view was great! It's great to see they were pouring so much work into it, restoring it so well.