“Our Lady” Convent Church dedicated to Virgin Mary was built in 1727 in Baroque style.
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.
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.
Left the Cathedral, we are going for a walk in the old town of Pécs.