Lyceum Church and Monastery, Pécs
The building was built by Paulite friars between 1741 and 1756 using the stones of a Turkish mosque. The plans were created by a Paulite friar, Máté Vépi. The late Baroques church was first dedicated to the Holy Trinity. The towers were added between 1778 and 1779. Following the 1786 suppression of the Paulite order the building was standing abandoned until 1832. Its furnishings were shared among other churches of the diocese. Bishop Ignác Szepessy started to use the building again, he established a school (a so-called Lyceum) in the monastery while he reopened the church in order to provide religious services for the youth. When the Elizabeth University moved to Pécs from Pozsony (Bratislava), the church was designated as a university church. Around 1930 the interior was repainted, these frescos are the works of the Pécs painter Ernő Gebauer. The Baroques building of the former Paulite monastery is adjoined to the church, a secondary school called Széchenyi Gimnázium is based here today. The church was returned to the care of the Paulite order in 1997.
Pécs is one of the most important intellectual, spiritual, cultural and economic centres of Southern Transdanubia. Combined with its priceless heritage sites, its lively cultural scene, theatres and museums, and the surrounding holiday resorts make the town a popular tourist centre.
Pécs is the fifth largest city of Hungary, located on the slopes of the Mecsek mountains in the south-west of the country, close to its border with Croatia. It is the administrative and economical centre of Baranya county. Pécs is also the seat of Roman Catholic Diocese of Pécs.
The city Sopianae was founded by Romans at the beginning of the 2nd century, on an area peopled by Celts and Pannoni tribes. By the 4th century it became the capital of Valeria province and a significant early Christian center. The early Christian necropolis is from this era which became an UNESCO World Heritage Site in December 2000.
Its episcopate was founded in 1009 by Steven I, and the first university in Hungary was founded in Pécs in 1367 by Louis I the Great. (The largest university still resides in Pécs with about 34,000 students.) Pécs was formed into one of the cultural and arts center of the country by bishop Janus Pannonius, the great, Hungarian, humanist poet. Pécs has a rich heritage from the age of a 150 year long Ottoman occupation, like the mosque of Pasha Qasim the Victorious on Széchenyi square. (Source: vendégváró)
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mauro61 (52623) 2011-06-02 1:46
sempre belle le immagini delle chiese specialmente se fatte con questa qualitŕ.
Ottima l'inquadratura che rende al meglio la bellezza della scena,
francio64 (38276) 2011-06-02 2:55
ottima prospettiva e ottima gestione della luce in questa foto di interno, sempre difficile da gestire quando si tratta di chiese.
Ottimo anche lo sharp e cornice adeguata.
Well done and TFS!
jurek1951 (41319) 2011-06-02 3:35
A very beautiful interior. You have selected a good POV. Excellent control of light and good natural colours. The perfect clarity and sharpness allow one to admire the richness of details.
samson (1355) 2011-06-02 4:29
The ceiling of many European old churches seem to be works of art. This one included
timecapturer (47420) 2011-06-02 4:47
stunning capture of this stunning interior. Perfectly detailed and composed, plus excellent control of the light. An impressive and beautiful image. Bravo!
npecanhuk (63522) 2011-06-02 5:15
Very attractive details!
A very nice and interesting picture with excellent photo quality!
TFS - congrats,
Sergiom (57741) 2011-06-02 5:21
Une belle photo d'intérieur. Le point de vue et la lentille donnent une impression de compression trčs agréable en hauteur. La lumičre est parfaitement gérée.
mursaloglu (8478) 2011-06-02 6:55
a great indoor picture with amazing light management. Marvelous symmetry and fantastic pastel colors bravo. Üdvözlettel ihsan
prasun984 (5590) 2011-06-02 8:35
nice viewed inside the church...gd colour contrast,sharpness with a gd exposoure value...nice example of architecture shot...
danos (85143) 2011-06-02 9:49
very nice the interior view of the Lyceum Church,with the details and the clarity to are superb.I like the light and the colour management as the quality of the shot.
Have a good afternoon,Danos
vasilpro (40917) 2011-06-02 12:34
Wonderful interior view of that Church with interesting architectural and decoration details, beautiful colors, excellent POV, lovely light and contras, TFS!
Have a nice weekend, Vasilis.
RhodieIke (11536) 2011-06-02 14:51
Hi George, Fantastic photo of this super church,amazing ceiling, super colours, and great presentation, TFS, Cheers Iain.
dip (23532) 2011-06-02 15:15
an impressive interior image of the church!
very good light managment and framing,interesting and beautiful detailsas well!
jlbrthnn (79791) 2011-06-02 15:41
The history of this church and of its reused materials is interesting. The inside is magnificent. The very well exposed photo is made with an excellent quality. I appreciate the light and the colors. Bravo.
Have a nice evening
siamesa (27737) 2011-06-02 16:17
Boa noite George
Beautiful golden lights inside this church. Excellent capture of these rich details. Perfect. TFs
jjcordier (75132) 2011-06-02 22:39
Excellente vue intérieure de cette belle église baroque.
dkmurphys (48088) 2011-06-03 1:30
Fine scene, impressive interiour. Love the warm lights and the shiny floors.
Have a great weekend.
Schnappilic (9690) 2011-06-03 10:22
A great POV of which have captured a lot of details. Perfect symmetry.
All the best,
abmdsudi (41936) 2011-06-03 22:41
This one really looks so elegant and charm, admire the symmetry of this classic structure. The capture makes this an interesting perspective. Wonderful natural indoor light, warm tones and so much of delicate detail in the crafted stonework. Good exposure control and the overall effect is very pleasing to the eye. The rows of dark pews create very eyecatching contrast. Brilliant capture. Great work, Congrats
Graal (96432) 2011-06-03 23:42
Jó napot George,
very nice interior of church. Good symmetric composition and presentation. I like the details. Well note and done photo.
Have a nice day.
paura (47166) 2011-06-04 16:57
Ajustes de exposiçăo e enquadramento excelentes para mos mostrar essa lindíssima arquitetura. Beleza de fotografia.
siudzi (33003) 2011-06-05 12:21
Extremely good shot of this amazing interior. You have received a perfect symmetry, very good exposure, and sharpness. Fantastic work. Congrats!
- Copyright: George Rumpler (Budapestman) (82620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-04-15
- Categories: Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Pentax K10D
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/45 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Discovery of Pécs [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-06-02 1:44