Founded two thousand years ago by the Romans, Sopianae – this is the ancient name of Pécs – was the capital of Pannonia and in the 4th century. It soon went through an intense spread of Christianity, so much so that the catacombs, are the most important of all those found outside Italy.
Today antiquity and modernity come together in an atmosphere of singular suggestion. Of particular note is the Turkish mosque with its imposing dome and its fine ceramics from the Zsolnay manufacture. The city turns out to be particularly beautiful with the almond trees that bloom in these days. Here, Turkish architecture mixes with Baroque architecture and modern design. But Pécs also offers nostalgic restaurants and cafes that repeat the most refined Hungarian tradition.
The Spring Festival kicks off from March 15th to April 12th with a billboard full of shows and this year offers the best to honor the City of Culture.