Szechenyi Ter, Pecs

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Széchenyi square is the main square in the historical centre of Pécs, Hungary. In the Middle Ages it served as the market place of the town with the city hall and the parish church. Before the square was named Széchenyi in 1864 it had had several other names like Fórum, Városi piacz (City piazza), Főtér (Main square). The square is one of the central squares of Pécs, full of monuments, mounting gradually northward. Twelve streets fall into the square spoke-wise. Its main attractions are the Mosque of Pasha Qasim, the City Hall, the County Hall, the Nádor hotel, the Zsolnay well, the Fatebenefratelli Church, the Trinity statue and the brass statue of János Hunyadi on horse back. The surface of the square was rebuilt within the scope of the project Pécs2010 European Cultural Capital. Within the annual Pécs days festival, the festival of wine and grape is held on the square. It is celebrated fairs and vintage carnivals wine tasting of the famous wine regions of Pécs and Villány. The Christmas tree of the town is set on Széchenyi square.LocationThe square is located in the heart of the old town of Pécs, on the southern side of the Mecsek mountain. Twelve streets run into the square, starting from the south clockwise: Irgalmasok street, Jókai square, Ferencesek street, Ciszterci alley, Janus Pannonius street, Szepessy Ignác street, Hunyadi János street, Megye street, Mária street, Király street, Perczel Miklós street and Munkácsy Mihály street.
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  • August 17, 2017
    At the foot of the Mecsek Mountains, old memories, full of sights, beautiful place in the city. The high school, Town Hall, Church, restoration sites, beautiful experience.
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  • August 15, 2017
    If you enter via the ' 6 ' Pèsc motorway (from Szigetvar) and you will find easy parking (to Kossuth Ter) set your GPS in on Centre Pèsc. You are within walking distance from the main square. There you will find the TourInform (Tourist Office) and this square. It is not only beautifully decorated, there are around there are many cosy places to eat and drink. The sights, early Christian Basilica, cemetery, city walls, ... are within walking distance.
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  • August 3, 2017
    It is a square in which we have several fountains, but with emblematic buildings such as the town hall or the mosque-Church (Dzsámi), very unique for how it saves the Ottoman past but an interesting ensemble that has a more Germanic type character than other Hungarian cities, perhaps by the presence (yet) of population of German origin in the town. Has several cafes with terraces that make the place an ideal location for sightseeing and enjoying moments.
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