The train took three hours to get here. This is the Pécs train station.
The city centre, Széchenyi square seen here, is only a short walk from the train station.
The Pasha Gazi Kaszim Mosque in the centre of Széchenyi square was built by the Turks with the stones of an earlier gothic St Bartholomew chuch. It was converted back to christian use and it acquired its present form in 1939
This shot, taken from the porch of the Mosque-church, shows the City Hall with the Church of the Good Samaritain peeking from behind.
Below left is a better shot of the Church of the Good Samaritain and right, a street scene on the pedestrian Ferencesek utca going west towards the city walls.
Pécs was fortified in1241 after the Mongol invasion but it fell to the Ottoman in 1543 and was occupied until 1699.
Another view of the city walls on the north side of Pécs.
Behind the 15th century barbican is the Bishop's Palace built in1770.
The basilica of St-Peter was built in 1881 over an 11th century crypt.
This 4th century crypt and mausoleum was discovered across the square in front of the Basilica
As I sat on a bench in St-Stephen's square thinking about Zagreb, a bunch of rowdy teens arrived and played at throwing each other in the fountain. People watched but nobody objected...
Then this young woman with the blue eyed baby asked me where I was from and stayed to chat a while confirming my opinion of Hungarians as a fun loving, friendly people.
Here are a few more landmarks:
Left: the well preserved 1869 synagogue,
Bottom left: the National Theatre and
Bottom right: the Church of St-Stephen in Kiraly utca.