Culture

Events and places in Pécs for your leisure and enjoyment
Autumn 2017

Mosaics from the past and present of higher education incs

2017-05-31 – 2018-03-31
Pécs – Klimó Library (Pécs, Szepesy u. 1-3.)

Exhibition on the history of the University of Pécs

The exhibition in the building of the Klimó Library presents the 650-year-old history of higher education in Pécs through documents and objects from the University of Pécs history collection and pubic collections of the city. It showcases the everyday life of university students and teachers highlighting some extraordinary, important and occasionally astounding events.

Pécs Days

2017-09-14 – 2017-09-24
Pécs – Promenade

Evening concerts, streetfood and the best wines of the region.

Come along and enjoy evening concerts while sampling local wines and streetfood on the atmospheric Promenade!

The longest-running multi-arts festival of Pécs and the region

11th Pécs International Dance Festival

2017-09-15 – 2017-09-21
Pécs – Kodály Centre, National Theatre of Pécs, Zsolnay Quarter

Great choreographies, beautiful movements

The International Dance Festival brings together renowned foreign dance companies as well as Hungarian companies who have made a dramatic mark on the Hungarian dance scene. It also gives platform for local dance schools and dance ensembles to present themselves. Modern ballet and contemporary dance take the lead role but folk dance and several other genres also appear in the programme lineup. Dances of the highest quality and artistic standards, appealing to audiences of all ages is what the Festival offers!

Music Harvest Festival 2017

2017-10-06 – 2017-10-10

Pécs – Various venues in Pécs

Music fills the air…

The diverse programme of events brings classical music and other art forms to the fore. Beside the excellent composers and musicians performing at the festival numerous side events help increase audiences’ appreciation of classical music. During the 5-day festival film screenings, book launches, culinary events, luthier companies’ demonstrations and special performances will entertain young and old alike in various venues and public spaces of the city. Be prepared for a ‘pop-up’ concert or a musical flashmob any time and anywhere in town during the festival!

Guided walks – Downtown of Pécs

Get the most out of your visit to Pécs by joining one of our guided walks!

Explore Pécs’s fascinating past, its iconic sights and hidden gems and learn about quirky facts and behind-the-scene stories!

Walks leave from Pécs Point (1. Széchenyi Sq.) on the following days:
1 May–30 September on Mondays and on Fridays at 2pm, in Hungarian and English.

Zsolnay Cultural Quarter

Pécs lies between the South Transdanubian region of rolling hills and lush forests of Hungary. The Mediterranean-style city was awarded European Capital of Culture title in 2010, and, in fact, that city has preserved this status even today. Of the city’s countless attractions, Zsolnay Cultural Quarter, declared to be a Hungaricum (a unique Hungarian product or attraction) in 2014, undoubtedly stands out.

4th Century Eearly Christian burial sites – part of the UNESCO world heritage

Sopianae, predecessor of Pécs in the Roman times had its late Roman Paleochristian cemetery included in the UNESCO World Heritage list in the year 2000. In their architecture and wall-paintings the excavated finds present the Early Christian burial architecture and art of the Northern and Western provinces of the Roman Empire. From among the Hungarian world heritage sites the Early Christian cemetery is the only one that has won itself a place on the UNESCO world heritage list in the category of culture-historical architecture.