All Saints Church

Pécs, Hungary

All Saints Church is surrounded by a castle-wall-type barrier - by the wall of the former cemetery. The residents of the valley of the Tettye river built a one-navy church here as early as the 13th century. The originally Romanesque style All Saints Church was reconstructed in the 15th century in Gothic style. The exterior is simple, while a short tower stands on the triangular pediment of the main façade. The interior is mostly 18th century Baroques style. During the Turkish occupation this was the only church that still belonged to the Christians. It was used jointly by Catholics, Calvinists and Unitarians. This is where the famous religious dispute of the Calvinist Máté Skaricza and the Unitarian György Válaszúti took place in 1588.

The church became Unitarian by the mid-17th century, the Catholics only managed to regain it in 1664. Following this period, it was under Jesuit management until 1704. At this time it was reconstructed to be a three-nave church, this is when the little tower was added. On the south side of the cemetery, protected by stone wall, 18th-19th century graves, on the north, Baroques graves can be found.



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Founded: 15th century
Category: Religious sites in Hungary

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Sándor Kiss (2 years ago)
Gergely Knipl (2 years ago)
Nice interior, near to the city centre
György Pap (3 years ago)
The occupation used to stand and function, it also preserves its medieval character. It is interesting that it was the scene of a prominent Reformed religious debate in 1588 - while Pécs was under occupation by daggers!
István József Béres (3 years ago)
Pécs is the oldest, continuously operating mass venue.
Attila Tényi (4 years ago)
It was originally a single-nave Romanesque church, which may have been built in the 12th century. It was converted into a three-aisle in the Gothic style in the 15th century. it took its Baroque form in the 18th century. The Turks left this one church for Christians. At first it was used jointly by Catholics and Protestants, later it was held exclusively by Unitarians. After the city was recaptured from the Turks in 1686, for a time this church belonged to the Bishop as the cathedral became unusable. The exterior of the church is simple, with a low tower rising on the triangular gable of its façade.
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