The old section of Pécs is really awe-inspiring with the differences in architecture side by side; there is plenty of eye candy to satisfy anyone. One of Hungary's most incredible central squares is Széchenyi tér. Starting with the mosque at the top of minor hill, it descends to St. Sebastian's Catholic Church, where there is an unusual fountain made of Zsolnay porcelain sitting in front. Walking down the square, make sure you stroll slowly and look up. The variety of architectural styles and colors within such a short area is just amazing. Grand pastel-colored buildings line the cobblestone streets that border the square.

Old Pécs has a reputation for its many museums and galleries; after Budapest, Pécs comes in second as a cultural center in Hungary. Most of the museums are relatively small, unlike the many grand ones in Budapest, so you can conceivably visit three or four in a day without feeling overstimulated.

Museums

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Most of the museums are under the directorship of the Baranya County Museum's Directorate and therefore, the phone number is a central one while opening hours and admission are uniform throughout. As in Budapest, these museums charge extra if you're taking photos or video.

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