Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The mosque of Pasha Qasim, officially the church of the Blessed Virgin, is the most monumental work of Turkish Islamic architecture in Hungary, one of the symbols of Pécs. Originally a Christian temple, the building was transformed into a mosque in the 1560s and became a permanent church again in the 18th century, when its minaret was destroyed (1766).

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Pecs Cathedral

The Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul, also known as the "Pecs Cathedral" was completed in 1891. It was renovated in the 19th century in a way that the original medieval cathedral is still distinguishable. The church also contains a 6000 pipe organ from the local organ factory of Pecs. Additionally, the church lies atop an enormous 12th century, the five-nave crypt that was found to house the remains of Janus Pannonius, a famous humanist, poet, and former bishop of Pecs.

Center for Jewish Art

Great Synagogue in Pécs

The synagogue is located in a large piazza, on the periphery of the historic urban core. Designed by Frigyes Feszl, Károly Gerster and Lipót Kauser, it was erected in 1869 for the newly established Neolog community. It is one of the large synagogues that combine Neo-Moorish and Neo-Romanesque features in their design. The synagogue was restored in the 1990s and serves the Jewish community of Pécs.