Dear Visitors, before you pay a visit to our buildings and exhibitions, we kindly ask you to read and, upon entering the premises, abide by these house rules and visitor policies, which have been prepared in line with applicable legislation, in the interest of your own health, well-being, and safety.
General visitor rules:
- You shall enter our premises only on your own responsibility. Entry is authorised only upon presenting a valid ticket and by accepting and abiding by our house rules and safety regulations.
- You are obliged to be considerate to other visitors at all times, especially when going up the stairs to one of the four towers of the Cathedral or walking downstairs to the Secret Passage.
- Cloakrooms are free, but you may use them only on your own responsibility; we shall not be held liable for any loss or damage to any single item there.
- As shown by warning signs displayed throughout the premises, we use closed circuit television for security and public safety reasons. However, especially when visitor numbers are high, we kindly request that you take extra care of your personal belongings and bags. If our staff deems that any visitors are causing a disturbance, they shall be warned; if necessary, our staff shall inform the relevant authorities and the police. We shall take no responsibility for any lost personal valuables.
- You are obliged to use the buildings and equipment (sculptures, wells, benches, ceramics, candelabra, etc.) throughout the premises of the Bishopric of Pécs as intended, without causing any damage to either the objects or their surroundings.
- Except where indicated by notices, if you hold a valid ticket, you are permitted to use any hand-held cameras to make video recordings and take photographs. You may use your photographs and recordings only for your own private purposes, and without permission may not publish them or use them for commercial and publicity purposes. A special set of rules and regulations applies to members of the press and scholarly researchers.
- Under Act XLII of 1999 on some rules of the protection of non-smokers, and the consumption and distribution of tobacco products, as well as under the decision passed in 2008 by the General Assembly of Pécs on the use of public places, non-smokers may use any public area inside our buildings, and thus, in order to protect them, smoking is permitted only outside, in designated areas.
- Intoxicated individuals and persons under the influence of any other mind-altering substance are forbidden to visit our premises.
- • Within our exhibition area and buildings, you are strictly forbidden to consume food and drinks and to use any equipment that might disturb other visitors.
- You are strictly forbidden to bring inside our buildings any dangerous equipment that might either impose physical harm or be considered a health hazard, as well as objects (e.g., vehicles, bicycles, or scooters) that might block the escape route of a given area.
- You are permitted to walk your dog in the public areas of the Bishopric of Pécs. You may bring only service dogs (lapdogs, guide dogs, police dogs, and signal dogs) inside our buildings. Except for lapdogs, dogs must be on a leash at all times. Dogs that are likely to bite as well as requiring breeds must wear a muzzle. Owners or walkers are responsible for removing and disposing of pets’ waste. Further regulation: Subsections 2 and 3 of Section 13 of Decree 54 of 2008 (12.30) of the General Assembly of Pécs, on the maintenance of sanitation.
- Use of open flames is prohibited; you are strictly forbidden to bring any flammable equipment or materials into our premises.
Special rules to abide by in the Cathedral and the liturgical spaces of the Mosque
The Cathedral and the Downtown Parish Church (the Mosque of Pasha Gazi Kassim) are primarily consecrated, liturgical areas where we welcome tourists, but we request that you observe the following regulations to avoid any disruption to ceremonies.
- Tourist group visits in the churches are suspended during ceremonies.
- Men are not to wear hats in a Christian church. Please, take off your hats at the entrance. Those who enter the church should be attired decently and modestly; no-one shall enter the sacred area wearing translucent, slinky, or improper garments with a plunging neckline.
- Please either switch off or silence your mobile phone before entering our liturgical areas.
- Should this become necessary due to external reasons (such as black ice, a large amount of snow, extreme weather conditions, or any other vis major circumstance) those in charge may, in the interest of personal safety, either prohibit visitors from entering the premises or suspend visiting, without any financial liability.
Thank you for your cooperation.