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Pecs Cathedral

On Dom ter, Pecs, Hungary
72-513-030
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Ranked #2 of 20 Attractions in Pecs
Type: Religious Sites
Activities: Nightlife
Description: One of the most treasured medieval monuments was founded by King Stephen I in the 11th century.
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Los Angeles, California
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922 reviews 922 reviews
475 attraction reviews
386 helpful votes 386 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

A large, imposing structure that shimmers with beauty inside when you turn on the lights. Excellent for going in and getting a respite from the outside. Enjoy the peace.

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Pittsboro, North Carolina
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91 reviews 91 reviews
12 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

A must see in Pecs. If you wait for a tour to come through they turn on the lights and you an see thoe church much better. Also, for tours they play the huge organ...while this is a digital reprocduced sound the quality is excellent....unless you are a professional organist you woul not know the difference.

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Ludington, Michigan
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109 reviews 109 reviews
55 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This was a lovely experience. We followed Rick Steves' guide book for a walking tour of the space outside the Cathedral, the entrace gates and then continuing inside. The organ had a 6 minute concert that was computerized and played at regular intervals. It was quite nice to hear that instrument. The crypt is OK, but nothing spectacular. However the... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

this is a beautiful building situated near the square. Worth visiting there is plent to see in and around the cathedral.

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Berlin, Germany
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We were a bit unsure of going inside the cathedral but as it was free we dropped in for look and didn't regret it. The decorations are very beautiful. There is also a very impressive organ which struck up with a rendition of Ave Maria. The information however is limited so if you are interested in the history then it... More

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Zemun, Serbia
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163 reviews 163 reviews
144 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Cathedral dates back from 11th centurz, but it was rebuilt several times. Before you enter the courtyard you will pass small bridge over the Roma ruins, but be carefull on rainy days, it is slippery. When you pass the bridge and the gate, Cathedral i on the right. Left from the Cathedral is Bishop's Palace. Behind it you will find... More

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Ancona, Italy
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931 reviews 931 reviews
547 attraction reviews
824 helpful votes 824 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Of all my memories of the Cathedral - the four towers, the roof, the extraordinary gate, the gorgeous coffered ceiling, the lower level with the wooden carvings on the steps down - the one I treasure most is of the magic moment when the organ suddenly started playing, and even a group of schoolchildren were quiet.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We spent 3 night in pecs and visiting the cathedral and it's surrounding sites was the best part of our trip. The entire area screams out history. There is a number of locations you ought to visit but the centuries old cathedral is sure to catch your attention. Try to take a padlock with you along with your loved one,... More

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Brum
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200 reviews 200 reviews
129 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

This Cathedral is somewhat different than other. Yes pews Altar etc But the wall of this Cathedral and the pillars are somewhat unique. It looks like that the Cathedral got a wallpaper all over it but I could not figure out if it wallpaper or hand painted pattern. The pillars had gold and white and looking like brick on top... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

The cathedral dominates one end of town, and it's definitely worth a visit. Don't miss the crypt, which holds interesting mosaics and other religious artistry.

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