European Capital

However, “The city without borders” is the motto of Pecs in southern Hungary. It is considered the European Cultural Capital in 2010, a city that is characterized by ethnic mix, its proximity to the Balkans, its history, climate and architecture. The city of about 160,000 and they live up to nine minorities, is one of the most important cultural centers in Hungary and enjoys a climate almost “Mediterranean”, unique in the country. Among his most outstanding samples is a major exhibition on the Bauhaus, an architectural movement that had important representatives in Pecs, including Marcel Breuer, also called “the master of the Bauhaus, which born in this city. Another of its illustrious citizens is Victor Vasarely, known as “the father of Op Art,” which will be the focus of an international exhibition with contemporary reflections on his work. Among the cultural projects of the year highlights the restructuring of the historic porcelain factory “Zsolnay,” known internationally, which will house a cultural district. The city filled with public spaces such as plazas, courtyards, parks and alleys, will be the stage for countless stray programs, taking advantage of its climate, Pecs revived.

Pecs is a city with an illustrious past, a temperate climate, excellent museums and some of the finest Roman monuments, medieval and Ottoman country. Situated between the rivers Danube and Drava, Pecs is also called the “Hungarian Italy, with its Mediterranean atmosphere. It is also an important educational and cultural center in 2010 and shows its potential as a European Capital of Culture in which his former role will be particularly monument, the Early Christian Necropolis of Pecs, considered World Heritage by UNESCO and its university, the oldest in Hungary. Pecs is a unique city with a rich historical heritage, the result of the influence of the various cultures that have left their mark on this city with a thousand faces. Today is a city where culture lives Croatian, German and Romanesque.

Other attractions include the Mosque of Gazi Kasim Pasha, the largest building still standing in Hungary since the Turkish occupation from 1543-1686, the Cathedral and the Archaeological Museum. The pedestrian area in the center of the city, is full of cafes and restaurants. Kiraly and streets are perfect for testing Ferencesek Hungarian restaurants where sztrapacska csulkos should be tested, delicious potato noodles with cheese. Istanbul restores old and built the lead story is characterized by profound political, religious, artistic and cultural, the city bridge between Europe and Asia in 2010 offers a new vision of European culture in which space will have their Islamic culture, mixed with Christian churches, historical museums, and new projects related to urban planning and architecture. The renovation effort that has brought his appointment as European Capital of Culture, has reached some of its great symbols, such as St. Sophia, now a museum, or the Mosque of Suleyman, the two largest mosques in Istanbul, which recently be restored, as part of the Topkapi Palace. The visit to Istanbul will discover religious classics, such as the Blue Mosque and the Basilica of St. Sophia, as well as large and new construction, such as reclaimed areas in the industrial areas, a new Puerto Ottoman, and numerous projects aimed at improving welfare of the city, headed by renowned architects such as Zaha Hadid, Massimiliano Fuksas and MVRDV. The most important projects are the Kartal Pendik, donated to Zaha Hadid, who has been a drastic change within an industrial zone, 20 miles of the Golden Horn, and the transformation Kucukcekmece Strait, who has done Llewelyn Davies Yeang.