The Almond Tree of the Snowy Hill in Pécs
Species: Almond tree (Prunus dulcis)
Age: 135 years years
Region: Pécs city, Baranya region, Hungary
Symbol of eternal renewal
The almond tree in front of the the Church of Our Lady of the Snow has been delighting its visitors for 135 years. The almond blossoming has been a symbol of eternal renewal and education since Bishop Janus Pannonius wrote his poem about an almond tree in 1466. Standing on white rocks, defying the winds, this old tree was already being mentioned with love 100 years ago, and the wonderful panorama of the magical landscape and the imprint of the historical ages has astonished many more since.