• The city of Mediterranean impressions

    Even the prehistoric men found shelter and a place to settle in this region. Protected by the Mecsek, the Roman Sopianae had grown to a city 2000 years ago. This settlement turned into one of the administrative centres of Pannonia by the end of the 3rd century AD.

  • Early Christian Necropolis of Pécs (2000)

    The World Heritage Committee justified its inscription of the 4th century early Christian cemetery from the Roman era town of Sopianae - the present day Pécs - on the list of historio-cultural treasures by stating that the excavated building ensemble embodies an extraordinarily varied and complex example of early Christian funerary art and architecture in the northern and western roman provinces.

  • Paleochristian Cemetery

    The Christogram is the chosen symbol of the World Heritage of Pécs. The first official symbol of Ckristianity is present at the Peter-Paul crypt too. In 2000, during the excavation of the V. crypt, archeologists discovered as part of a bronze church lantern - assumed of Byzantine form and origin.

Dear Visitor!


Welcome to the homepage of the City of Pécs!

I hope you will find the information useful on these pages; however, I would like to encourage you to pay a personal visit to our town.

If you are really interested in Pécs, you will be only able to truly experience it personally: walking along its picturesque streets, tasting its fine multicultural cuisine and sampling the amazing wines of its hills. And while you are enjoying everything the modern city can offer, a unique history and culture of 2000 years will unfold.

The citizens of Pécs are very proud of their town, just as I am.

I hope we will soon be able to meet you personally in Pécs, the European Capital of Culture!

Dr. Páva Zsolt