Co-Cathedral of the Holy Cross

Križevci, Croatia

The Co-Cathedral of the Holy Cross is the co-cathedral of the Diocese of Bjelovar-Križevci. The church is mentioned in written sources as early as 1232. The church was rebuilt over the centuries. In its initial stage is the portal of the 14th century and the present appearance in the Gothic style of the 15th century. Are noticeable late, Renaissance Gothic in the belfry and facade of the sixteenth century and Baroque style, on the ship. The church was completely restored in 1913 by architect Stephen Podhorski.

On December 5, 2009, with the establishment of the Diocese of Bjelovar-Križevci, the church was elevated to the status of co-cathedral, under the Bull 'De maiore spirituali bono' of Pope Benedict XVI.



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Founded: 13th century
Category: Religious sites in Croatia

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Marta Valašek (5 months ago)
It's a pity because of the inappropriate roof of the tower, otherwise a beautiful church.
zeljko krivacic (8 months ago)
Beautifully decorated church
Mario Crnković (13 months ago)
It is one of the oldest preserved buildings in the city. It is mentioned in written sources as early as 1232, and it is also marked on old maps of the city outside the city walls. The unique baroque marble altar of the Holy Cross from 1756, the work of Francesco Robba, was transferred from the Zagreb Cathedral during Bolle's neo-Gothic renovation. At the beginning of the 20th century, the Church of St. The cross was restored while respecting the earlier values. Since 1914, one of Oton Iveković's greatest works, a painting depicting the "bloody council" over eight meters wide, has adorned the image of the sanctuary.
roginator1 (3 years ago)
Aziza A. (3 years ago)
Unfortunately mutilated by graffiti
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