Old Town of Pécs

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.

Barbican and Bishop's Palace

Barbican and Bishop’s Palace

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.

City walls and barbican on the Szentágothai promenade Pécs.

City walls and barbican on the Szentágothai promenade Pécs.

After the city walls we are walking to the Kossuth square from the promenade.

Scenery on the way walking to Kossuth Square. Arrive at the square.

Scenery on the way walking to Kossuth Square. Arrive at the square.

Kossuth Square Pécs

Kossuth Square Pécs

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.

Statue of Lajos Kossuth

Statue of Lajos Kossuth, Father of Hungarian Democracy.

Lajos Kossuth (1802 – 1894) was a Hungarian lawyer, journalist, politician and Governor-President of the Kingdom of Hungary during the revolution of 1848–49.

Shopping mall Konzum Áruház Pécs 

Shopping mall Konzum Áruház on the Kossuth Square Pécs.

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.)

Synagogue on the Kossuth Square Pecs

Synagogue on the Kossuth Square Pecs

The synagogue in Pécs was built between 1866 and 1869. The top of the façade features the tablets of Moses.

Interior of the Synagogue Pécs

Interior of the Synagogue Pécs

Shrine and painting on the ceiling of the Synagogue Pécs

Shrine and painting on the ceiling of the Synagogue Pécs

The temple of Abraham's descendants on the Kossuth square Pécs

The temple of Abraham’s descendants on the Kossuth square Pécs

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.

Király Street in dusk

Király Street in dusk. The camera don’t work well.

National Theatre of Pécs in dusk

National Theatre of Pécs in dusk

Fountain in front of the National Theatre of Pécs

Fountain in front of the National Theatre of Pécs

Really amazing National Theatre of Pécs is a blaze of light in the evening darkness.

Really amazing National Theatre of Pécs is a blaze of light in the evening darkness.

 Church of the Transfiguration on the Király Street

Church of the Transfiguration on the Király Street

Interior of the Transfiguration Church Pécs

Interior of the Transfiguration Church Pécs

 Király Street of Pécs

Király Street of Pécs

I have to return to the hotel immediately and take the evening meal with the friends. Búcsú!

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