Culture of Pécs – Pécs cultural life

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Pécs Culture – Cultural life of Pécs


7621 Pécs, Széchenyi tér 12
The building of number 12, Széchenyi square was built in a late-Baroque style in the 18th century. The Archaeological Museum is based here since 1922. The first records relating to the land are from 1687. The house of Ibrahim Csór Turkish agha was given to the Jesuits who established a secondary school here. In 1722 the German school of the town was also ...
7621, Pécs, Széchenyi tér 7-8.
(+36 72) 510 628
7621 Pécs, Felsőmalom u.9.
The historical section of the museum moved to recently renovated Tannery House (9 Felsőmalom Street) in 1984, which has since been the home of its collections and exhibitions. This renowned industrial monument was built in the last third of the 18th century, and until the end of the 19th century was used as a tannery, a residential building for the families ...
7621 Pécs, Janus Pannonius u. 11.
The Tivadar Csontváry-Kosztka exhibition opened in 1973 at 11 Janus Pannonius Street. Csontváry-Kosztka was born in 1853 in Kisszeben (now Sabinov, in Slovakia). He worked first as a shop assistant, then as a pharmacist. At the age of 41, he was inspired by an inner voice to take up studying art in Germany and France. He travelled across Europe, a fact that ...
7621 Pécs, Káptalan u. 10.
36 72 513 057
You find the Dome Museum in front of the vaulted passage way leading towards the Cathedral. The modern building was designed by Zoltán Bachmann. The remains of the medieval stonework of the Cathedral are on display at the permanent exhibition. The church was rebuilt at the end of the 19th century that is when the remains of the entrances to the lower ...
7623 Pécs, Rákóczi u. 15.
The Ethnographic Department of the Janus Pannonius Museum opened its new permanent exhibition in 1996. The exhibition provides an overview of the traditional cultures of the peoples of Baranya from the beginning of the 20th century until the 1950s. Our county has a unique place in the South of Hungary with its diverse ethnic composition and its ethnographic ...
7621 Pécs, Káptalan u. 4.
FERENC MARTYN (Kaposvár, 1899 - Pécs, 1986) was a sculptor, painter, graphic artist, and illustrator. A defining figure of Hungarian creative art, he was a trend-setter and organiser in the artistic life of South West Hungary. Before World War II, he spent many years in Paris, and travelled across Western Europe: he built connections, and thoroughly ...
7623 Pécs, József Attila u. 5.
The Museum and Library of Mining History was established by the three most significant former Pécs-based mining companies, the Mecsek Coal Mining Company, the Mecsek Ore Mining Company and the Mining Shaft Sinker Company. You will find the Museum entrance on Rét street. The Museum introduces artefacts of the mining industry of the Mecsek region, mostly ...
7633 Pécs, Szigeti út 12
The Museum of Medical History is hosted in the building of the Faculty of Medicine, Pécs University of Sciences. This special collection does not match reputable international museums but it is unique in Hungary. Most of the 143 objects come from the turn of the century and the 1920s. You will find laboratory watches, measurement devices, microscopes from ...
7623 Pécs, Szabadság u. 2
The Museum opened in its current location (at 2 Szabadság Street) in 2000, but it had been established by the City of Pécs by over 100 years ago. Its exhibitions have changed over time, and it had to be re-established on several occasions. The Museum remains true to the traditions of its predecessors, and continuously expands its collection through ...
H-7621 Pécs, Perczel utca 17.
(+36 72) 211-965
Several national minorities lived in Pécs around the 1800s and in the19th century. Hungarian, German, Bosnian, Serbian, Croatian, Austrian, Czech, Moravian and Italian people lived here together in peace and harmony. They created a pidgin throughout the decades spent together. When the actors arrived, they brought the literary language (Standard ...
7621 Pécs, Anna u. 17.
(+36 72) 514-305
7621 Pécs, Apáca utca 1
Thuesday - Saturday 10.00-18.00h
The shop popularly known today as the Saracen Pharmacy was established in 1897 by István Sipőcz on the ground level of the three-storey corner building. However, the pharmacy has been operating in the building since 1764. On the façade of the building, above the entrance in a small niche stands the statue of a Saracen, while in the niche above the door the ...
7621 Pécs, Káptalan utca 4
The exhibition originally opened in the Zsolnay Museum in 1984, and relocated in autumn 2011 to a recently renovated building at 4 Káptalan Street. It presents the works of sculptor Amerigo Tot that have been donated to the Pécs. Imre Tóth was born in Fehérvárcsurgó on 27 September 1909. He died in Rome on 13 December 1984, and was buried in Hungary ...
7621 Pécs, Káptalan u. 4.
This is a selection of the works of Endre Nemes, a native of Pécsvárad, that had been donated to Pécs Museum. The exhibition is hosted in a special room of the permanent exhibition of the International Collection of the Modern Hungarian Gallery at 4 Káptalan Street. Nemes studied and worked in Prague in the early 1930, before settling in Sweden in 1940. He ...
7621 Pécs, Széchenyi tér 5.
The Hospitaller Brothers of St John of God established a pharmacy in Pécs in 1796. The northern façade of the church and the pharmacy wing was rebuilt in a neo-Renaissance style in 1891.The nut-wood furniture of the former Hospitaller pharmacy was made in the style of Luis XVI. at the end of the 18th century. A special characteristic of the furniture is ...
7621 Pécs, Káptalan utca 3.
Industrial mining started around Pécs and in the Mecsek hills at the end of the 18th century after Joseph II. allowed the opening of a mine by Vasas a village nearby Pécs. The Danube Steamshipping Company starteg geological surveys in 1852 then they started buying lands for the purposes of mining. This is when large-scale mining started around the area. The ...
7621 Pécs, Káptalan u. 2.
The oldest residential building in Pécs now serves as the home of the Zsolnay ceramics collection.The building at 2 Káptalan Street was first documented in 1324. In 1476, the first public library in Hungary was set up in this building by Zsigmond Hampó. During the Turkish occupation, it was the official residence of the Turkish chief imam. The restoration ...
7621 Pécs, Káptalan u. 3.
Victor Vasarely was born in 1906 in Pécs. Between 1930 and his death in 1997, he lived in France. In the mid-1960s, he played a pioneering role in rekindling the relationship between Hungarian artists living in emigration and their homeland. He dedicated his entire life to making the arts a shared treasure of humankind. He dreamt of colourful cities and ...
Pécs, Apáca utca 8.
(+36 72) 224-755
Sopianae, predecessor of Pécs in the Roman times had its late Roman Paleochristian cemetery included in the UNESCO World Heritage list in the year 2000. In their architecture and wall-paintings the excavated finds present the Early Christian burial architecture and art of the Northern and Western provinces of the Roman Empire. From among the ...


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