Mysterious crypts from the Roman Age, Turkish djamis with cupolas, a slim minaret, exquisite Zsolnay-ceramics, grandiose Csontváry-paintings, decorative Vasarely-patterns, almond-trees blooming early in spring, restaurants and cafeterias with pleasant atmosphere . this is Pécs, the 2000-year-old town with mediterranean climate and atmosphere at the southern foot of Mecsek Hill. It has been a bishop’s seat since 1009.
The road to the top of the hill is bordered by the steep streets and nice houses of old Pecs, Tettye. The circle panorama from the 525-meter-high Misina-Peak is wonderful. It is a pleasant evening program to taste the famous wines of the hill after hiking on the marked pathways in the Mecseki Park Forest.
Pecs called Sopianae in the Roman was a significant centre of early Christianity: the standalone group of monuments from the 4th century is the .necropolis. consisting of 16 graves the unique value of which was acknowledged by UNESCO as a World Heritage in 2000. Seven constructions are still being excavated and two monuments are open to the public: our most significant ancient Christian monument is the two-storied Ancient Christian Mausoleum (Szent István square) with wall-paintings, Christ initials and the remains of three sarcophagi. The seven-cusp Chapel (Jug Crypt) that can be accessed from Dóm square show paintings on the wall and one of them shows a jug.