Dome Museum

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Dome Museum

Dome Museum

Dome Museum
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 church, the Holy Cross altar as well as angel and apostle statues were found. The old entrance to the church, the popular altar and the mentioned two entrances are on display at the exhibition. More than a thousand stone carvings were found around the area - they suggest a very richly ornamented building unique to the Arpadian Hungary. We find very characteristic elements on the pieces in the Lapidarium, the ribbon-plating complete with palm leaves became popular all over Transdanubia and it is referred to as "Pécs style".
During the Turkish occupation the occupiers destroyed the heads and faces of the statues due to their religious regulations. You can observe the antique symbols on the sides of the stones fitted on the steel structure of the western gate The explanation to this is that the mediaeval masons mostly used Roman tombs for constructing the Cathedral. There is a unique view to the towers and the sanctuary of the dome from the terrace of the Museum.

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