Pecs, Hungary Tourism : Pecs Tourism: Cathedral of Saint Peter

Pecs, Hungary Tourism : Pecs Tourism: Cathedral of Saint Peter


The Cathedral of Saint Peter in Pest, Hungary
is a very important part of the town’s heritage. It also dominates the center of Pest with
its four towers. The Cathedral was initially built in the 11th to 12th century. That era
was known as the golden age for the Cathedral. It was then that the statutes were created
by the Italian and French masters. But it was not to be for long. The Cathedral was
destroyed and rebuilt several different times. The Cathedral’s Neo-Romanesque look of today
is actually from the late 19th century. Several famous artist contributed priceless paintings,
frescoes and sculptures to the Cathedral. The frescoes on the main and side naves were
paint by Moritz von Beckerath and Karl Andrea. The ones in the chapel were done by Bertalan
Szekley and Karoly Lotz. The church is almost completely surrounded by the remainings of
the old town wall. The Cathedral is open everyday of the week for visitors.

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