UNESCO World Heritage Early Christian Necropolis of Pécs (Sopianae)
Blessed with a mild climate, Pecs is one of the most pleasant and interesting cities to visit in Hungary, which is on many travellers' Hungarian bucket list. At the foot of the Mecsek mountains in southwest Hungary, is Pécs is a beautiful cultural hub. Home to Hungary's largest university, a magnificent national theater, a world-class modern concert hall and a number of excellent museums and galleries, the city served as the European Capital of Culture in 2010 and has twice been voted one of the world's most livable mid-size cities. The main square features a 16th-century mosque built under Ottoman rule and you can explore Roman ruins and an early Christian Mausoleum. In the 4th century, a remarkable series of decorated tombs were constructed in the cemetery of the Roman provincial town of Sopianae (modern Pécs). The early Christian tomb chapel, under renovation at research time, dates from about AD 350 and has frescoes of Adam and Eve and Daniel in the lion’s den. Two Roman tomb sites containing 110 graves from the same era are a little further south.