ARCHITECT, Hungarian
(active after 1064 at Pécs)

Exterior view

after 1064
Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral, Pécs

The foundations of the cathedral of Pécs are from the Roman period, around the fourth century. It is believed that there was an early Christian basilica at the site. The old church burnt down in 1064, its replacement was a three-aisled lower church, and above it the oldest existing example of a three-aisled basilica without a vault or transept, but with three apses and towers. This type of building was widespread in the twelfth century. In the Middle Ages the church was enlarged with two lateral towers and Gothic chapels.

The neo-Romanesque appearance today is the result of the reconstruction carried out between 1882 and 1891, faithfully followed the original plans.

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