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Early Christian Mausoleum

Szent Istvan ter 12., Pecs 7621, Hungary
+36 72 224 755
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Interesting tomb

Take time to carefully examine all of the paintings on the tomb. TIP- make sure to park in a paid... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
tchrs
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This is an exceptionally well preserved site of an early Christian (400 AD & 1200 AD) burial... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Sopianae, predecessor of Pécs in the Roman times had its late Roman Paleochristian cemetery included in the UNESCO World Heritage list in the year 2000. In their architecture and wall-paintings the excavated finds present the Early Christian burial architecture and art of the Northern and Western provinces of the Roman Empire. From among the Hungarian world heritage sites the Early Christian cemetery is the only one that has won itself a place on the UNESCO world heritage list in the category of culture-historical architecture.
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Szent Istvan ter 12., Pecs 7621, Hungary
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Take time to carefully examine all of the paintings on the tomb. TIP- make sure to park in a paid parking lot outside the old city. The parking nearby is not signed as permit only. 😔 Parking there will get you a 16€ fine.

Thank tchrs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an exceptionally well preserved site of an early Christian (400 AD & 1200 AD) burial chambers + mausoleum. The graves with the sarcophagi are shown behind glass, with the chanbers painted in the typical Roman style. The buildings have been helpfully 3D reconstructed...More

Thank kaioatey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Early Christian catacombs, very educative tourist route with lots of information. You could feel the ambience of the old days while crossing the place.

Thank Loocasso
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The picture actually looks like it is of the Grounds, which is a very interesting site to visit. The entire facilities are kept in temperature and humidity controlled conditions. Metal stairs and walkways allow for a self-guided tour which gives views from above and the...More

Thank Ken C
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Perhaps not as famous or extensive as the catacombs in Rome, but if you are in Pecs you definitely need to see this archeological treasure. Where else will you see 3rd century Roman early Christian tombs? And incredibly well preserved, including the original painted frescos....More

Thank Peter J
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Western Hungary was the Roman province Pannonia and this southern city was named Sopianae. In the 4th century, a remarkable series of decorated tombs were constructed in the cemetery. These are important both structurally and architecturally, since they were built as underground burial chambers with...More

Thank Janos1950
Reviewed 30 March 2017

You should view this in context with the relatively "newer" cathedral nearby to get a full sense of the "yin and the yang". That is to say, how opulent and elaborate and ostentatious the cathedral and bishop's palace are in contrast to the humble, hidden...More

Thank Stan W
Reviewed 12 February 2017

I've visited ancient necropolis on Malta and in in Agrigento as far. This one is another jewelry in my collection. It was a worthvisiting place with a visitor centre just near the cathedral. If compared with Maltese Hypogeum Pecs necropolis don't need pre-booking and coming...More

Thank shelly_jah
Reviewed 18 January 2017

It's really well preserved and it looks really old. It hasn't got too many things to see, but worth a visit. Everything is explained on the boards so you can actually learn something.

Thank MarkoD71
Reviewed 30 December 2016

As with all Unesco World Heritage Sites , this Mausoleum is very well documented , easily accessible and inexpensive to visit . One major advantage that this Mausoleum has over other Roman sites is that it is in the middle of the town , totally...More

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