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Early Christian Mausoleum

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Address: Szent Istvan ter 12., Pecs 7621, Hungary
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+36 72 224 755

Sopianae, predecessor of Pécs in the Roman times had its late Roman...

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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The biggest Early Christian site outside Italy

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... read more

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Budapest, Hungary

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Budapest, Hungary
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 memorial chapels above the ground. The tombs are important also in artistic terms, since they... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
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 vestiges of early Christianity. It can be a bit eerie,but it is bound to affect... More 

Thank Stan W
Minsk, Belarus
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
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 in advance, there are no queues and the number of visitor's limitations. But Maltese tour... More 

Thank shelly_jah
Zagreb, Croatia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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
Montreal, Canada
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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 protected from the weather elements and surrounded by other interesting sights . One drawback is... More 

Thank belleretraite
Novi Sad, Serbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Very interesting historical place situated near Cathedral. It's pretty much similar as the mausoleum in Sofia. It's very interesting to see, the staff is very helpfull, you have information boards all over the object.

Thank Makili991
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Interesting exhibit, not expensive. Not a whole lot to see, but informative and very old. I enjoyed it.

Thank Darcy K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

I went through this site with a boat tour group .We were a large group and accessibility and ease was somewhat slow. There was a abit of climbing up and down stairwells.It is a wonderful site for history lovers to view ruins and relics.

Thank Joyce S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 270 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

This is a stupendous museum site. The Roman Sarcophagus that have been excavated including several very unique burial chambers are fascinating. This is must see for anyone interested in the Roman Empire and its development in central Europe.

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Oundle, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Fourth century art is rad. But in a serious note this is an amazing site. Spend a few hours and get ready to walk around and see literally centuries of history. The placards are informative and easy to understand. So glad we made time to visit.

Thank ChampagneChels

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