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“Unexpectedly interesting”

Early Christian Mausoleum
Ranked #5 of 32 things to do in Pecs
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Owner description: Sopianae, predecessor of Pécs in the Roman times had its late Roman Paleochristian cemetery included in the UNESCO World Heritage list in the year 2000. In their architecture and wall-paintings the excavated finds present the Early Christian burial architecture and art of the Northern and Western provinces of the Roman Empire. From among the Hungarian world heritage sites the Early Christian cemetery is the only one that has won itself a place on the UNESCO world heritage list in the category of culture-historical architecture.
Belgrade, Serbia
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Unexpectedly interesting”
Reviewed 14 June 2014

Our local tour guide took us to see Cella Septichora and gave us a thorough historical and cultural overview of the sight. We were amazed by the condition in which the burial tombs were found and preserved, the cleanness of the sight and the remains of St. Peter and Paul fresco. Since it is right in the heart of the beautiful city of Pecs, it is definitely not a place to miss!

Visited June 2014
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Pecs, Hungary
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61 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Multilevel christianity”
Reviewed 27 May 2014

It is a unique place where you can have a look at an early christian cemetery from the 4th century in the basement, a cathedral on the "ground floor" and the ruins of an old university from the 13th century. This is a real time travel in some hundreds of meters without special device. You can use your feet :-)
The Early Christian Mauzoleum can be found close to the Cella Septichora. There is a Cella Trichora on the next corner,too. Unfortunately Cella Trichora can not be visited. It was excavated by the local archeologists, then it was filled in again due to the lack of money.

Visited June 2013
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Brum
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362 reviews
210 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
“4th Century”
Reviewed 5 May 2014

Really needs to read in depth about this history of the burial tomb.
It a very small place that can be looked at the glass deck into it and see a painting from bible people.

Visited April 2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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57 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“A mysterious place”
Reviewed 21 January 2014

This is a wonderful place to soak up the ancient history of Pecs. The presentation is good, although the exhibit as a whole is not all that large.

Visited July 2013
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Sunbury, Australia
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“Cella Septichora is amazing”
Reviewed 10 October 2013

Cella Septichora has been restored so that you can walk around ans view all that has been uncovered, The area is covered with glass so that you can even view it from the outside

Visited June 2013
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