Pécs Cathedral

Scenery in front of Early Christian Cemetery, Our Lady Church of the Female Order and Saint István Square

Scenery in front of Early Christian Cemetery, Our Lady Church of the Female Order and Saint István Square

“Our Lady” Convent Church dedicated to Virgin Mary was built in 1727 in Baroque style.

We take a rest a little in the park. Saint István Square, Sétatéri

We take a rest a little in the park. St István square, Sétatéri fountain, Statue of Zoltán Kodály and Ruins of Christian Cemetery

In the Middle Ages, St István square was a market place in the city. It was called wheat Market or Flower Street. Zoltán Kodály (1882 – 1967) was a Hungarian composer, ethnomusicologist, pedagogue, linguist and philosopher. He is well known internationally as the creator of the Kodály Method. After resting, we are going to Pécs Cathedral. Franz Liszt greets us.

Pécs Cathedral has been a prominent feature of this Hungarian cityscape for centuries.

Pécs Cathedral has been a prominent feature of this Hungarian cityscape for centuries.

Front garden of the cathedral and Statue of Franz Liszt

Front garden of the cathedral and Statue of Franz Liszt

Façade of Pécs Cathedral

Façade of Pécs Cathedral

In 1064, after a fire destroyed a Romanesque basilica, King Peter Orseolo of Hungary initiated construction of the cathedral on the same site. Completed in the twelfth century, Pécs Cathedral features Romanesque stone carvings of exceptional artistic value. In the sixteenth century, Turkish conquerors converted it into a mosque, and when Hungarians regained control of the city in 1686, the structure was reinstated as a church. From 1882 through 1891 architect Friedrich von Schmidt oversaw a restoration project that essentially leveled the building to its foundations and rebuilt it in a neo-Romanesque style.

 Through the gate and narthex, open the door to get into the nave.

Through the gate and narthex, open the door to get into the nave.

Interior of Pecs Cathedral with three naves

Interior of Pecs Cathedral with three naves

Alter and mural of the Cathedral

Alter and mural of the Cathedral

Ceiling, Pipe Organ and Sacred Treasures

Ceiling, Pipe Organ and Sacred Treasures

Going down the stairs to the crypt.

Going down the stairs to the crypt.

Crypt of Pécs Cathedral

Crypt of Pécs Cathedral

Vault and main alter in the crypt of Pécs Cathedral

Vault and main alter in the crypt of Pécs Cathedral

Pécs Cathedral in miniature, relief of Jesus carries his cross and wall paintings in the crypt.

Pécs Cathedral miniature, relief of Jesus carries his cross and wall paintings in the crypt.

The open space in front of the cathedral.

The open space in front of the cathedral.

Left the Cathedral, we are going for a walk in the old town of Pécs.

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