good wines (wine making has long traditions in the area) and a lot of
historical sights: Turkish slim minaret, excellent Zsolnay ceramics, Csontváry
paintings and Vasarely patterns.
Pécs was the site of the ancient Roman settlement of Sopianae and in 1009 it became a Roman Catholic bishopric. By clicking here you can take a virtual tour in Pécs.
Some places of the city has become part of the World Heritage Site in 2000 by UNESCO, for instance, the crypts from Roman times.
In the 4th century the Paleochristian community built several zions and chapels, mausoleums, tombs in its cemetery.
These buildings have special kind of paintings, they are comparable only with the Roman catacombs’ painting. On the wall we can see Paleochristian symbols: pigeon, Christ’s monogram, the mug and the glass,
and scenes from the Holy Bible: Adam and Eve, Peter and Paul apostles, Maria and Jesus, Daniel prophet at the cave of the lions, The Three Kings, the story of Jonas. By these wallpaintings we can follow up how developed the culture of the Christians is.