After the Pécs Cathedral, we are taking a walk in the old town of Pécs.
Sopianae (modern Pécs) was founded by the Romans in the beginning of the 2nd century. By the 4th century it became a significant religious and trade centre.
The city walls are historic construction from the middle-ages. It was built following the invasion of the Tatars in the middle of the 13th century. The castle of the bishop was built also in the 13th century in the North-West part of the walled-town. It has a separate defence system in order to defend the cathedral and the bishop’s palace.
After the city walls we are walking to the Kossuth square from the promenade.
Kossuth Square was originally a street and named after the statue of Lajos Kossuth. It is the historic center and the heart of local people, surrounded by Mercy Hospital, office buildings, the Konzum store (shopping mall) and a Jewish building of worship.
Lajos Kossuth (1802 – 1894) was a Hungarian lawyer, journalist, politician and Governor-President of the Kingdom of Hungary during the revolution of 1848–49.
My friends look at the shopping mall and start shopping with delight. I am not interested in shopping and it is really boring. So, I decid to go into the Synagogue by myself. My freind give me an old digital camera. (I lost my camera in the town of Hévíz.)
The synagogue in Pécs was built between 1866 and 1869. The top of the façade features the tablets of Moses.
I do not know anything about Judaism. So nothing can be explained. After the Synagogue, it is already dusk, but I want to go to the National Theatre alone.
I have to return to the hotel immediately and take the evening meal with the friends. Búcsú!