Pécs, Hungary travel tips

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Public transportation in Hungary is reliable and cheap, and the same applies to Pécs. Buses run at least hourly in off times, or more frequently in the morning and in the late afternoon.

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Hungering for some culture? Pécs hosts an International Culture Week and invites countless well-known international performers.

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Pécs Spring Festival is a cultural event that takes place every year and spans a few weeks in the spring. Concerts, food tastings, literature, you name it!

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Lavish accommodations can be found in Pécs, just look up Hotel Millenium. Professional service, up to international standards.

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Tourism in Pécs is quite big, so finding a welcoming place to stay is quite easy. Try Hotel Fenyves Panoráma, the service is friendly and the food is great!

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If you have no real needs ask around for Nap Hostel Pécs, they have some cheap rooms.

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The Modern Hungarian Gallery offers a permanent exhibition of contemporary, 19th and 20th century art.

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Pécs has a wonderful city centre with many historical buildings, narrow streets and architectural wonders everywhere. Feel free to take a stroll!

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The famous Csontváry Museum showcases the major works of the 19th-century painter. You can see several personal belongings as well, and learn about the life and art of Tivadar Kosztka Csontváry.

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Most clubs in Hungary usually play international hit club songs, R&B and other typical club tunes. DJ's are fairly good, so if you feel like clubbing look for Cyrano Club.

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Drinking may be a major health issue Hungary, but if you are up for some responsible drinking, Pécs has plenty of choices to offer. Ask around for a nice bar (kocsma), or just head for Csinos Presszó.

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Enoteca & Bistro Corso may not be the cheapest restaurant in Pécs, but you should probably try it at least once to get the idea of Hungarian cuisine done right!

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Finding a mid-range place to eat is not that difficult in Pécs, ask around for a place called Cellárium.

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“Aranykacsa” - or Golden Duck - has a decent kitchen for some very fair prices, if you want to fuel up, visit this restaurant.

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If you have any questions about Pécs just visit the local tourist office on Széchenyi square. They speak perfect English!

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Pécs is a safe place to travel, but always keep an eye on your belongings. If you run into any trouble just call the Police, they are generally helpful.

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Whenever you visit Pécs, make sure you check the weather forecast!

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Do not be afraid to ask for directions, most Hungarians speak English - although you might need time to adjust to their unique accent!

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Tipping is customary in Hungary, even if you are not satisfied with the food, do not punish the waiter as he or she probably gets most of the pay from tips!

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The official currency of Hungary is the Hungarian Forint, or HUF. 1 USD is about 220 HUF, while 1 EUR is about 300 HUF. Most prices are displayed in Forints (Ft), but many shops accept Euros as well. Always ask about the current exchange rates!

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