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Pecs


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The Borderless City.
Pécs is Hungary's hidden gem, an ancient city in the south, nar the Croatian border. It originated as a Roman settlement more than 2,000 years ago, but it is most famous for its early Christian Mausoleum (now a UNESCO site) with frescoed tombs and the 11th century cathedral. In the 16th century, while under Turkish rule, Pecs gained the beautiful Mosque of Pasha Qasim, which has since become a church.
Pécs has long been a meeting point of cultures and Hungarians, Croatians, Serbians, Germans, and other ethnic groups have all called it home. Packed with Baroque buildings and various artistic treasures, Pécs is well worth a couple of nights on an extended tour of Hungary or the surrounding region. You will find much to see in the Zsolnay Cultural Quarter. Its year as a European Capital of Culture in 2010 speaks to the artistic wealth of Hungary's fifth largest city.

What we love about Pecs

Norbert

Budapest City Host & Central Europe Destination Expert

Pécs is my favorite countryside town for a couple of different reasons. The people are super friendly, my favorite wine region is just a 30 minute drive away from it, and the Zsolnay quarter is something out of this world. It's a perfect destination to experience the Hungarian countryside.

Bettina

Central Europe Team Leader

Pecs is such a charming university town with beautiful squares, medieval history, art, great food, and wine. I visited Pecs a few years ago with my family for the weekend and I was blown away. I would recommend the Zsolnay Cultural quarter where you can learn about heritage, craftsmanship, and more.

Popular Tour Itineraries Featuring Pecs

Spend some time in Pecs on a tour that takes in other cities in Hungary and neighboring countries. Our vacation packages including Pecs and other destinations throughout Hungary and Europe hassle-free. We take care of getting you from place to place, accommodation, excursions and activities.

Where to stay in Pecs

With accommodation options ranging from a historical 19th century building to a modern take on Bauhaus, whatever kind of accommodations you're looking for, we've got it covered. Get in touch with us for a free travel consultation. Once we start preparing your customized itinerary we will present our recommended options for you to choose from.

Unique Bauhaus Design Hotel
Built in Bauhaus style, this is a design hotel in the center of the city.
Modern Elegant Hotel
An elegant hotel in the historical part of town. Great fitness center and breakfast!

Things to do in Pecs

We've got a broad range of city tours, day trips and excursions to keep you busy in Pecs. Get to know the city on a private walking tour (optionally traveling around in part via a sightseeing train). We're happy to help you venture out further, such as for a wine tasting and lunch in the charming town of Villany and its surrounding wine district, or focus on something more unusual in town, the Zsolnay Cultural Quarter, and famed former ceramics factory that the Quarter now inhabits. When we send you your customized itinerary you will be able to choose additional excursions to include in your vacation package or consider adding later.

Zsolnay Cultural Quarter Private Tour
Private Day Trip to Villány with Wine Tasting and Lunch

Frequently Asked Questions about travel to Pecs

How long should I stay in Pecs?
We recommend spending a night in Pecs, plus a second night if you would like to visit nearby Villany and its surrounding wine region.
What are typical opening hours in Pecs?
Standard shop opening hours Monday to Friday are 10:00-18:00 and Saturday 10:00-13:00. Department stores usually open at 10:00, while grocery store, bakeries and supermarkets are open 07:00-20:00. Many shops open until 20:00 or 21:00 on Thursdays. Shops are closed on Sundays, except shopping malls. Museums are generally open from 10:00 to 18:00, and usually close on Mondays. Naturally, synagogues are closed Saturdays.
How much do meals cost in Pecs?
A simple lunch with a drink is about $6, while a three-course dinner is around $25.
How can I get local currency in Pecs?
We recommend taking out money from bank ATMs. You can also change money from 9 AM to 6 PM at Exclusive Best Change, located in the Árkád Shopping Center at 11 Bajcsy Zsilinszky Street.
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