At the slopes of the Mecsek Mountain with cobble stone streets, outdoor cafes and red-tiled rooftops, Pécs is a city of art and history. In 2010 Pécs, the fifth largest city in Hungary, was selected to be the European Capital of Culture. The following article offers an overview of the city's rich history of more than 2,000 years.
In sunny Pecs, Hungarian history comes alive - The Washington Post, Aug/13/2010
"Dead Romans, Christian kings, marauding Mongols, Ottoman occupiers, Hapsburg edifices, pioneering painters and a modernized downtown: All the highlights (and lowlights) of Hungarian history are on display in the little city of Pecs. And today, one of Hungary's sunniest towns is basking in the glow of its title as a European Capital of Culture for 2010.
But like the rocky path from Roman settlement to humming university town, the road to Pecs's spruced-up state has been long and bumpy..." Read the whole article
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