The compass of Pécs, its tower shows the way. The Havas Boldogasszony chapel on the Havi hill is the defining point of the southern slope of the Mecsek.
It was built in simple Baroque style to commemorate the plague epidemic of 1690. Its building materials were carried up the 230-metre-high mountain by the inhabitants of the town themselves, as they had vowed to do. The high altar is made of marble and the altarpiece is of the Virgin Mary. A walkway from the Tettye Park to the chapel is part of the European Capital of Culture project. The statue of Pietà in front of the entrance is by Mihály Bartalits. The extremely simple church is a landmark of the city, as it is visible from many points of the city.
How to get there:
- From the Pécs railway station and bus station, buses 31, 32Y, 33 will take you up to Havihegy.
- By car, you have to turn off the highway 6 towards Búza Square. From there you can clearly see the church on the hill.
- From Ágoston Square you can also walk up to Havihegy via several streets (e.g. Vince Street).
- Parking is available at Tettye Square.
How to get there
From the main railway station and bus station you can get to Havihegy by buses 31, 32Y, 33.
By car you have to turn off from the highway 6 towards Búza Square. From there, you can see the church on the hill.
You can also walk up to Havihegy from Ágoston Square via several streets (e.g. Vince Street).
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