An exquisite mix of old and new Hungarian architecture, the Zsolnay Cultural Quarter features much of the ceramic work that the country is famous for. The area extends outward from the original Zsolnay family factory that produced much of the original porcelain, tiles, and stoneware that can be seen throughout Hungary. Visitors can view pieces being made by hand at the factory, or take a stroll on the sprawling green grounds that surround it. The Bobita Puppet Factory is another highlight for many, a foundation for Hungarian culture and art.
The quarter consists of smaller, themed sections including the Handicrafts District, the Creative District, the Children and Family District, and the University District. With its interactive activities and preservation of longstanding culture, it is widely regarded as a top cultural experience of Central and Eastern Europe. It’s a living example of the history of the area’s arts and traditions.
The district can be found east of the inner city of Pécs, about a ten minute walk from the city center. Buses 2, 2A, and 4 stop there. The area is open daily from 10 am to 5 pm and is free to access.