Sunday, January 23, 2011

Pécs 2010 - European capital of culture

Pécs, the Borderless City this is the title of the application material with which the centre of the South Transdanubian Region in Hungary won the title of European Capital of Culture for the year 2010.
The heritage of 2000 years: traces of the ancient city from the Roman Age, the Early Christian Necropolis from the 4th century,which has been declared a world heritage site by UNESCO, the first Hungarian university, the inner city of the Middle Age surrounded by a wall, the Turkish mosques, the cathedral with its related buildings, the Zsolnay Quarter, the Museum Quarter a cultural variegation of Eurpean history.
Pécs hosts numerous festivals and other cultural events year after year, which characterizes the traditionally vivid intellectual life of the city.
In 2010 Pécs, the seat of Baranya County in South Western Hungary celebrated as European Capital of Culture, presenting its genuine treasures to the world: the cultural heritage of the city as well as its aptitude for innovation.

By Ágnes Péter


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