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Pecs Synagogue
Ranked #8 of 32 things to do in Pecs
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Owner description: This beautiful wooded synagogue, built in 1869, is located in the busy shopping square, Kossuth tér.
Budapest, Hungary
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“A must”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

It was very interesting to learn about the Pecs' jewish community. The synagogue is beautiful. The man at the entrace is amazing! If you have some time, have a chat with him.

Visited August 2013
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Reviewed April 10, 2013

By Zoran Slavic

I arrived in Pecs from Budapest, traveling the offer even more than I thought because the end of the road must pass through the mountains called the Mecsek. Pecs, city of Hungary, located behind the Osijek in Croatia, and the famous Mohács. This city has in spiritual notes and material remains such a tremendous number of history that is simply inexplicable that the third millennium works like all the other.
The city has historically gone through a variety of military, economic, cultural and religious stages but so it's no surprise that I counted 18 religious facilities.
At first we found in front of the famous Jewish School of Pécs and the still operational Synagogue Great Romantic style. The small synagogue, is used on weekdays by the members of the small Jewish community Pécs and it is in the school's garden. During a tour of the facilities, which seems at all rationally constructed, without luxuries and excesses, we found out that it was conceived and designed by Frigyes Feszl, Karoly Gerszer and beauty of Kauser. Today in this building, Which was completed back in 1869. standing board with an inscription, which is a Biblical quotation that tells the following: "The house of prayer for all peoples" - this according to people of any religion may visit the Jewish services. The painted geometrical forms, the fruit and floral ornaments form a harmonic unity. The sanctuary is directed towards Jerusalem, its ceiling is covered with stars, and it is divided from the nave by a row of richly ornamented bronze railings. The Ark formulated by four marble columns and a large dome is located in the sanctuary. Above the basin the miniature clocks used to show the order of prayers on Saturdays. Several memorial plaques commemorate the victims if the First World War and the Holocaust.
We have some respite, with lunch in the Zsolnay Restaurant. We ate a delicious duck with red cabbage and plum. Dinner was held in a pleasant atmosphere with friendly staff. Of course, the restaurant is decorated with Zsolnay ceramics, which is a trademark Pecz. After the coffee we have continued to this day in Pecs intended visiting religious sites.
Put us to the famous Cathedral, with four towers make this city distinctive throughout Europe. We find that the first two of its towers are the 1064th while the reconstruction of the medieval added the other two. Our host, journalist, TV Pecz Arpad Nemeth, explains that Today appearance was established in 1891. The goal of this reconstruction was to restore the "original" Árpád-age, the Romanesque Cathedral. The length of the church is 70 meters, its width is 22 meters, the height of the towers is 60 meters, while the roof above the side-aisles is 22 meters tall. Inside the church I was most impressed by the world famous wall paintings of Bertalan Székely, of which can be seen in the St. Mary and the Mór chapels, they depict the most important moments of Hungarian history and the life of the Pécs Bishop St Mór.
There is still time to see two mosques, which are in Pecs, remaining from the time of the Turkish invasion of Vienna. At the moment I approached the first mosques, minarets, no one, so I heard - the sound of the organ. However it was only in my mind: I heard them at the Basilica, reminded me of the fact that this city a hundred years ago is one of the most important manufactory to produce the so-called pipe organ. First, we come to the Mosque of Pasha Qasim is one of the symbols of the city of Pécs, because located in the city center, on the main square (Széchenyi square). Today, it functions as a Roman Catholic church and the minaret was demolished in 1766. However, It is still one of the largest Turkish buildings that remains in Hungary. It harbors the characteristics of Turkish architecture.
Other Islamic place of worship The mosque established by pasha Yakovali Hassan was built in the second half of the 16th century, Szigeti outside the gate of the town. During renovation, the mosque was refurnished according to its original purposes. This is the only Turkish age mosque in Hungary that Remained intact together with its minaret.
After this amount of touring religious sites, rest and relaxation in Tettye Restaurant us, it really felt good.

Visited May 2012
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Madrid, Spain
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“all this city its worthy”
Reviewed April 5, 2013

Many places to enjoy walking. No many time necesary for it.Synagogue is a example the interanting place.

Visited May 2012
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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“Unique synagogue”
Reviewed August 6, 2012

The frescos inside are like none other in all the cities of Hungary. The backwards hebrew clock outside is working.

Visited July 2012
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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“Pecs Synagogue”
Reviewed June 24, 2012

Very helpful person at entrance.
Notes about the synagogue and the Jewish faith available in English.
Lovely and interesting building.

Visited June 2012
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