Church of Saints Philip and James

Vukovar, Croatia

The Church of Saints Philip and James was built from 1723 till 1732, when it was blessed by Marko Dragojević. In 1897 it was expanded according to the plans of Franz Langerberg and later Richard Jordan. In 1911 it was successfully painted with fresco paintings.

References:

Comments

Your name



Details

Founded: 1723-1732
Category: Religious sites in Croatia

More Information

en.wikipedia.org

Rating

4.8/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Nikola Kudrna (2 years ago)
As well as (almost, 2020.) everything else in this heroic city, this church has risen from the ashes and was rebuilt after Serbian extremists destroyed it in summer and autumn 1991. Outside and inside is very beautiful. One part of inside area is left as it was after the Croatian War of Independence (Homeland War), so people can remember, which is very good thing!
Daria Kuruc (2 years ago)
Super
Renata Škovran (3 years ago)
Ok
B. B. (3 years ago)
first you should visit when you arrive in Vukovar.
Ema Stankoski Hrgović (3 years ago)
This is a historical church full of hidden treasures... I'm not going to talk about it's history or festivals that take place there, but you can look it up on internet. Unfortunately, you can't just wonder around the church, but there is always someone in there who you can ask for help and they will show you everything this church has to offer. There is also a place to park your car or secure your bicycle. It is a *must see* if you visit Vukovar. WARNING: shorts, cropped tops, flip-flops, shoulder and cleavage aren't fine, and you should dress smart. Have a good time
Powered by Google

Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

Historic Site of the week

Late Baroque Town of Ragusa

The eight towns in south-eastern Sicily, including Ragusa, were all rebuilt after 1693 on or beside towns existing at the time of the earthquake which took place in that year. They represent a considerable collective undertaking, successfully carried out at a high level of architectural and artistic achievement. Keeping within the late Baroque style of the day, they also depict distinctive innovations in town planning and urban building. Together with seven other cities in the Val di Noto, it is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

In 1693 Ragusa was devastated by a huge earthquake, which killed some 5,000 inhabitants. Following this catastrophe the city was largely rebuilt, and many Baroque buildings from this time remain in the city. Most of the population moved to a new settlement in the former district of Patro, calling this new municipality 'Ragusa Superiore' (Upper Ragusa) and the ancient city 'Ragusa Inferiore' (Lower Ragusa). The two cities remained separated until 1926, when they were fused together to become a provincial capital in 1927.