Medieval University

History

The foundation decree of Hungary’s first university was issued on the instruction of Pope Orban V on 1st September, 1367, Vitero. It was unusual that the university was not brought to life at the royal capital. The papal bull states thath Pécs is highly apt for the cultivation of science, which might have been the result of the city’s capitular school and the four monastries of the Mendicate order, who turned a great deal of energy to education. Another reason could be that the Diocese of Pécs was the most inhabited part of the Hungarian Kingdom. The university was founded by King Louis the Great and its rector was Bishop William, who was one of the king’s diplomats. The papal bull stated the following about the planned faculties of the university: „A studium generale should be established in Pécs, where people should be taught about canon law and civil rights forever.” The most celebrated of its professors was Galvano di Bologna, who had been invited by the Bishop and who was a doctor of “both laws”. He moved here from Bologna, which was well known for its law education. The wall behind the medieval University gives a bizarre sight, seemingly almost falling upon visitors. It was ruined by a huge explosion in January 1664, when Miklós Zrínyi attempted to take back the fortress from the Turkish. The explosion was so strong that it toppled the two-meter-wide wall. To the wwest of the university were found the ruins of the Chapel of Aranyos Mária, which was established by Bishop Michael in 1335, and which contains the canopied tomb of Bishop William.

7621 Pécs, Dóm Sq.
Telephone: + 36 72 224 755

Opening hours:
1 April-31 October:
Tuesday-Sunday: 10.00-18.00
Monday: closed

1 November-31 March:
Tuesday-Sunday: 10.00-17.00
Monday: closed

Admission fees:
Adult ticket - 1000 HUF
Student/pensioner - 600 HUF
Free under the age of 6.
20% off the normal „From Antiquity to the Middle Ages” ticket prices with your Visit Pécs Card!

For further information on admission fees and ticket packages of the World Heritage sites and the Medieval University visit the website of the Medieval University.

Megközelíthetőség

Vasútállomásról induló járatok: 30, 31, 32, 34, 34Y, 35, 35Y, 130
Vásárcsarnoknál megáll: 30, 31,32, 34Y, 35Y, 103, 130
A 30,103(Klinikák) és 130(Klinikák) számozású buszok sokkal sűrűbben járnak és a Kodály Zoltán úti megállónál kell leszállni. Ez kb. 100 méterre van a Barbakán megállótól.
Parkolás:
Gépkocsival legközelebbi parkolás a Barbakán téren és a környező utcákban lehetséges fizetős parkolóhelyen. A Szent István térre és az Apáca utcába csak előre megváltott engedéllyel lehet behajtani.
Contact
Name
Középkori Egyetem
Address
7621 Pécs, Dóm tér
Phone number
+36 72 224 755
Opening time

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday: 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday: 10:00 - 17:00
Friday: 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 17:00

április 1-től október 31-ig:

kedd–vasárnap: 10.00–18.00
pénztárzárás: 17.30

november 2-től március 31-ig:
kedd–vasárnap: 10.00–17.00
pénztárzárás: 16.30

Jegyvásárlási lehetőség a Cella Septichora Látogatóközpontban, a téli nyitva tartás alatt kísérettel látogatható.

Szünnap: hétfő

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