This country lands in the middle of Europe, rounded by the Carpathians. It has a beautiful landscape enriched by rivers, mountain and plain. However Hungary is a small country with around 10 million citizens, it preserves a 1000 years old culture of the Eastern and Western territories.
Baranya county takes place at the South Transdanubian region, where the cultural tourism is an outstanding part of the economy. The natural treasures of the territory give Mediterranean attribution for the area. Thermal springs of Mohács, Szigetvár, Siklós, Harkány and Barcs give unique oppurtunity for healing musculoskeletal, rheumatologic, dermatological and gynaecological diseases.
The population of Pécs is around 145.500. The city is proud of representing a life different from a metropolis or a small city. The University of Pécs enrich the city lives and support the high quality of education. Both Pécs and Kütahya have rich historical remains and these remains can be seen nearly every corner of the cities. A few years ago there was general rejoicing in Pécs: the city was chosen to be the European Capital of Culture.
The Szentágothai Research Centre was established in 2012. Since the institute opened its doors it became the cornerstone of R+D+I programs of the University of Pécs. The Centre’s activity is based on the newest international research and management standards in order to work together with the Medical School, the Faculty of Sciences and the Faculty of Engeneering and Information Technology.
UNESCO selected the Early Christian Necropolis of Pécs to the World Heritage List. In the 4th century, a remarkable series of decorated tombs were constructed in the cemetery of the Roman provincial town of Sopianae (modern Pécs). 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 are richly decorated with murals of outstanding quality depicting Christian themes.
The Zsolnay manufactury was established in the 19th century in Pécs to produce ceramics. Many of these ceramics are noted for the use of the eosin process. Eosin glaze renders to porcelain metallic appearence tipically in green color. Another characteristic product of the factory is the pyrogranite, which refers to a type of ornamental ceramics mainly used as roof tiles, indoor and outdoor decorative ceramics, and fireplaces.
Baranya county is famous by the wide range of gastrocultural tradition, which is an integral part of everyday life. These foods and drinks bring several types of festivals in the region: Red Wine and Rose Festival in Villány, Ramsons Festival in Orfű, Fish soup and Bean Goulash Festival in Mohács, Harvest Festival in Harkány. On the other hand there is the Mecsek Greenway, which is a non-festival focused program. It meticulously identified the local values, products, services, events, traditions and gastronomy of the villages on the western and eastern flanks of the Mecsek hills.
Baranya county is rich in thermal and medical waters. The unique of these waters, that the ingredients of the springs are always different. This is the reason, why they are suitable for treating musculoskeletal, rheumatologic, dermatological and gynaecological diseases etc. The most visited cities by tourists are Siklós, Harkány and Szigetvár.
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