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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.
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.
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.
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