Dakovo Cathedral

Đakovo, Croatia

The Đakovo Cathedral or Cathedral basilica of St. Peter is the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Đakovo-Osijek.

Đakovo Cathedral is the biggest sacral newly built building of Croatian historicism. The St. Peter Cathedral in Đakovo is the town's most famous landmark and the most important sacral object.

The cathedral was built 1866-1882 under Josip Juraj Strossmayer, who was the bishop of the Catholic diocese of Đakovo and Srijem. The architects of the cathedral are Carl Roesner and Friedrich von Schmidt from Vienna. Fresco paintings depicting scenes from the Old Testament in the nave and the New Testament scenes from the life of St Peter in the chancel were executed by the Roman painters of German origin Alexander Maximillian and Lodovico Seitz, except for two frescoes which were painted by Achille Ansiglioni. The scenes from the life of St Peter were partially made according to the drawings created for Đakovo Cathedral by one of the leading Nazarene painters Friedrich Overbeck.

The landscaped park from the 19th century near the bishop's palace is a horticultural monument under special protection as well as the nearby Small Park (Mali Park) dating from the turn of the 19th/20th century.

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Founded: 1866-1882
Category: Religious sites in Croatia

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Marge Freundl (13 months ago)
Unbelievably beautiful church. The outside is just a taste of what's inside!
Ljubica Banic (13 months ago)
Beautiful peaceful place… free entrance. The cathedral is all painted with frescos from the New Testament and Old Testament .. is a Catholic Roman church. Đakovo Cathedral is the biggest sacral newly built building of Croatian historicism. The St. Peter Cathedral in Đakovo is the town's most famous landmark and the most important sacral object…. Worth it to visit
Roman Ustinov (2 years ago)
Im impressed. That's a huge and unique building
Domagoj Nenadic (2 years ago)
They told me it is beautiful building. It is little to say beautiful it a unique pearl of architectural beauty. You must visit this cathedral from outside and inside.
Stjepan Kujadin (2 years ago)
One of the most beautiful cathedrals I have ever seen. Inside out
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