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Pecs Cathedral

On Dom ter, Pecs, Hungary
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Ranked #2 of 19 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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Berlin, Germany
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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135 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 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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522 attraction reviews
692 helpful votes 692 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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22 reviews 22 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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172 reviews 172 reviews
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93 helpful votes 93 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Sunbury, Australia
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42 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Take your time to explore the Cathedral and surrounds, The cathedral is big, ceilings and walls have intricate art work. The Early Christian Museum is within the surrounds housing the Cella Septichora, the medieval gate tower and wall sounds the whole cathedral precinct, The area with its 4th Century Christain Necropolis is a UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Singapore, Singapore
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100 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

We were informed of the catholic faith, the practise with wonderful artistic sculptures, metal works to admire. On one hand, I admired the time, money and effort put in those times. Our guide was informative maintaining the facts as they are.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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63 reviews 63 reviews
28 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

The cathedral was the third church (mosque included) I had visited in Pecs this afternoon. And all so different. Such different arcihecture and design, enormously high ceilings in ink blue with beautiful gilded paintings along the length of the ceiling. The catherdraliselfhaslimted access around the floor level, however what a wonderful surprise when I visited the lower level - such... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Wonderfully ornate gem within the city.On your walk to the cathedral one comes across an amazing array of padlocks each one hung there by married couples (a tradition in Pecs). Worth a visit.

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