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Pecs Sights and Landmarks Guide, Hungary

Dubbed by the USA Today as the European Capital of Culture, Pecs is a city that shelters many attractions people can get enough of. Tourists who have been in the city have a lot of good things to say about this wonderful shelter of historic and cultural sites.

Pecs Sights – Famous Landmarks

Pecs has many notable landmarks which reveal something about the history and culture of the city. Pecs Sights are worth visiting.

The Bishop’s Palace. The very first Bishop’s Palace in Pecs was built in the 12th century. The palace was later reconstructed incorporating the Renaissance style to its design. Again, in the 18th century, the palace was once more refashioned into a Baroque building. Tourists may visit the palace every Thursday during the summer season. The waiting room, parlor, dining and conference room, private library and chapel, and the Habsburg room are open for public viewing.

Dominican House. This house stands on Szinhaz Square and is the most striking building in the area. It used to be an unfinished church and monastery of the Dominicans. During the 19th century, the church was transformed into an apartment house. Visitors can still see a picture of the old church on the facade of the house.

Pecs Sights – Museums

A number of museums in Pecs have different themes to offer visitors. Some show a side of the city’s history and others of its rich culture and art. Whatever the museums provide, tourists are guaranteed to enjoy their visit to these places.

Museum and Library of Mining History. This museum was founded by three different mining companies in Pecs. Here, visitors are able to view different artifacts – flags, photos, documents and smaller tools used in mining – illustrating the mining industry of the region.

Vasarely Museum. Named after the Pecs artist, Victor Vasarely, this museum exhibits most of his artworks – sculptures, draperies, and paintings. Add to this, it also exhibits the popular works dubbed as the “Zebra” and an outline of the later 20th century visual arts.

Pecs Sights – Leisure

Leisure activities in Pecs cater to both the young and the old. Tourists and residents are given different options on how they could spend a relaxing day in the city.

Forest Railway. A railway was inducted on August 20, 1962 known as the Forest Train. Children are especially thrilled with this train since it stops by two parks – the Zoo and the Domorkapu. In between the seasons of autumn and spring, the Forest Train hosts the Little Railwayman Festival. Free rides are available during this time and performances and playhouses are presented.

Fun Park. This is a 5-hectare park, which formally opened in 1961. Here, everyone can enjoy different rides such as the Ferris Wheel, and roller coaster, and can explore the enchanted castle. The friendly environment of the park is very inviting that is why many people visit this site.

Pecs Sights continue to provide beauty and splendor to the country. If you want to go to Hungary or other parts of Europe, it pays to take a glimpse of the equally-beautiful Zagreb Sights and Budapest Sights.

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