Pécs, European Capital of Culture in 2010 and the fifth largest city in Hungary with a population of about 180,000 is a real Mediterranean beauty. It is situated in South Transdanubia, close to the borders with Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia and Austria. The city at the foothills of the Mecsek Mountains has a mild, sub-Mediterranean climate.
Its history goes back over 2,000 years to the Roman times. The downtown of Pécs is a unique mixture of the relics of Early Christianity (part of the World Cultural Heritage), the arrival of the Hungarians and the foundation of the first Hungarian state with its ecclesiastic institutions, the Ottoman-Turkish Empire and the achievements of modern architecture and arts with specimens of Art Nouveau and Bauhaus.
Pécs has received the prestigious title The European Capital of Culture for the year 2010. Together with its museums, art galleries, libraries, cinemas and musical life, Pécs is a lively university city full of restaurants, cafés and bars. It has an incredibly vivid student life day and night.
The Tourinform Office of Irány Pécs Ltd. is located in the heart of the city, on Széchenyi Square. Their staff can provide information and advice on a wide range of subjects to help you make the most of your visit to Pécs.
Don’t hesitate to ask for help, if
• you are looking for accommodation,
• you’d like to take a guided walk in the city,
• you’ re interested in guaranteed programmes offered in and around Pécs,
• you’d like to find out more about places to visit, things to do, and what’s on,
• you’d like to buy tickets to events and tours,
• or buy guidebooks, postcards, stamps and maps.
For more information and general enquiries contact them. Tourinform helpdesk colleagues speak English, German and will do their best to help you.
7621 Pécs, Széchenyi tér 7.
Telephone: +36 72 213 315, +36 72 511 232
Monday – Sunday 9.00-20.00