City profile

Pecs is the fifth largest city in Hungary, with a population of about 170,000. Lying on the hilly region of the Mecsek hills it is equidistant from the Danube and the Drava rivers in Southern Transdanubia.

Pecs is one of the most interesting cities in Hungary. Blessed with a mild climate, it has an illustrious past, superb museums and some of the finest Turkish monuments in the country.The city is renowned for its music, opera and ballet, and Hungary's first university (Pecs University) founded back in 1367. The remarkable series of decorated tombs from the 4th century Roman provincial town of Sopianae (modern Pecs) were added to UnESCO's World Heritage List in 2000. Pecs was the European Capital of Culture in 2010.

Pecs is also a town of vineyards and good wines.Vine growing, and wine making have long traditions in the area. The artistic life of Pecs, its exhibitions and festivals attract a great number of visitors


City Travel

Fly to Budapest from: Dublin, London, Edinburgh, Manchester.

Train from Budapest to Pecs 2h 50m