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Our international mapping competition is open to everyone free of charge, and the competition works will be screened at the following times:


21.30 – Screening of the works involved in the competition
22.00 – Screening of the works involved in the competition  
22.30 – Screening of the works involved in the competition
23.00 – Screening of the works involved in the competition
23.30 – Screening of the works involved in the competition


21.30 – Screening of the works involved in the competition
22.00 – Announcement of results and award ceremony
23.00 – Award-winning works from previous years

Due to the strong light and sound effects, these events are not recommended to visitors who are sensitive to it!


Most of the works can be viewed free of charge by walking through the streets and squares of the city centre, however, but those who don't want to miss a single light experience are advised to purchase a wristband allowing them to visit Extra 6 special installations of THE ROUTE OF LIGHT.

The Route of Light can be viewed at:

Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 9:30 p.m.–01:00 a.m
Sunday: 9:30 p.m.–00.00

Stations with different opening hours are marked next to the descriptions!

Unless otherwise indicated, viewing the works is free of charge.

The price of the Route of Light Extra wristband is as follows: HUG 1,500 HUF/person, HUF 1,000 /person for children aged 6–18. The wristbands entitle you to an unlimited number of entries.

WHERE AND WHEN CAN YOU BUY the Route of Light Extra wristband?

  • Pécs Gallery (10 Széchenyi Square)
    opening hours: 4.00 p.m.–01.00 a.m.
  • Széchenyi Square (former newsstand pavilion)
    opening hours: 3.00 p.m.–11.00 p.m.
  • Sétatér (opposite Csontváry Museum)
    opening hours: 3.00 p.m.–11.00 p.m.
  • House of Arts and Literature (7–8. Széchenyi Square)
    opening hours on July 7–8: 12.00-11.00 p.m., on July 9–10: 3.00 p.m.–11.00 p.m.
  • Early Christian Mausoleum (Szent István Square)
    opening hours: 10.00 a.m.–11.00 p.m.
  • Zsolnay Cultural Quarter Visitor Center (37 Zsolnay Vilmos út)
    opening hours: 9.00 a.m.–6.00 p.m.

During the festival, Route of Light Extra wristbands can be purchased in the building of the Mosque of Jakovali Hassan as well.

The wristbands bought online at can be taken over in persona at the ticket offices listed above.

Undamaged wristbands are valid for all 4 days.

Holders of Route of Light Extra wristbands are entitled for 50% discount at The Outer Space  – Alternative Cosmoses exhibition at Zsolnay Quarter.


The festival's street art performances, juggling playhouses, “Fénybütykölde” creative light-workshop, and most of the professional and musical programs can be visited free of charge.

In some cases, the events of some parts of them are subject to the purchase of an entrance ticket or registration, this is indicated for each such event.

Where not indicated specifically, the programs are free of charge!

The audiovisual concerts at the Apolló Cinema and the professional programs held there are free, but due to the size of the halls, we can only provide limited admission. Places can be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis!

During the festival, visitors are awaited with mouth-watering delicacies as well as beautiful artisanal products on the Alley of Gastronomy and Artisans at Sétatér.


During the festival, the rooftop parking lot of the ÁRKÁD Pécs Shopping Mall is open for free as follows:

  • July 7–9 (Thursday-Saturday) from 9:00 p.m. - 02:00 a.m.
  • July 10. (Sunday) 7:00 p.m. - 01:00 a.m.

During the evenings, it is possible to leave the exits without validating the parking ticket. After the indicated opening times, the building and the roof parking lot will be closed. In the morning, after the opening of the ÁRKÁD parking lot, it is again possible to take cars. We would like to draw your attention to the fact that in this case, the usual parking fees will apply from the opening of the roof parking lot in the morning. You can find information about the fees here: Directions | ÁRKÁD Pécs (

If you have a ticket-related problem or question, please visit the ÁRKÁD parking office during opening hours!

Practical Informations:

Tourist information about Pécs:

Pécs Point
Pécs, 1 Széchenyi Square

Car parking:

Local transport:


Phone: + 36 72 500 300