Osijek Co-cathedral

Osijek, Croatia

The Church of St Peter and St Paul, the co-cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Đakovo-Osijek, is a neo-Gothic sacral structure located in Osijek. The multi-tiered 90-metre spire is one of the city's landmarks. The church was built in 1898 on the initiative of the Bishop of Đakovo Josip Juraj Strossmayer.

The church is entered via a small door to the right of the main portal, overlooked by a trio of gargoyles. The interior is a treasure trove of neo-Gothic ornamentation, with a succession of pinnacled altars overlooked by exuberant stained glass windows. The interior was finished off in 1938–1942 when leading Croatian painter Mirko Rački covered the walls and ceilings with brightly coloured frescoes illustrating famous episodes from the Old and New Testaments.

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Founded: 1898
Category: Religious sites in Croatia

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Zsanett Pásztor (2 years ago)
Osijek central ?️ The building is beautiful, the history of the cathedral is interesting. ? Incredibly monumental, huge building, wonderful. I really like it. ? Inside, there are wonderful paintings, glass, the organ is huge, I was impressed.
Kekicev (2 years ago)
Beautiful Cathedral in the center of Osijek, it is also massive from the inside and has many altars, beautiful painted windows and a painted roof. Worth visiting definitely.
Sumita Jain Mishra (3 years ago)
This is one of the most beautiful Churches I have visited. Situated in the center of the city, one can just walk into and appreciate the old structure. A river flows behind this Church. It is said that this church was destroyed during a war and then rebuild the same design. There is a lot of peace surrounded there. the aura is the most positive, birds chirping, a playful fountain is located near by. there are many stores and eatery around which servers good Croatian delicacies as well, along with good beverage. Can get good pictures during a sunny day as the sun shines bright on to the church the whole day. The church is entered via a small door to the right of the main portal, overlooked by a trio of gargoyles. The interior is a treasure trove of neo-Gothic ornamentation, with a succession of pinnacled altars overlooked by exuberant stained glass windows. The interior was finished off in 1938–1942 when leading Croatian painter Mirko Rački covered the walls and ceilings with brightly coloured frescoes illustrating famous episodes from the Old and New Testaments. They will just take you back in those days and make you a part of it. Simply Astonishing and marvellous.
Tiago Mokwa (4 years ago)
It's majestically beautiful. Simple as that.
Nikola Kudrna (4 years ago)
One of the most beautiful churches in Croatia, the Co-Cathedral of Osijek. It is located in the center of the city, near Drava river. Tram lines are passing in front of it and it is visible from bridges that are crossing Drava (the most famous one being pedastrian bridge).
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