Culture & Art

Cathedral of Požega

Cathedral of St. Teresa of Ávila in Požega

Saint Teresa of Ávila Cathedral is a cathedral in Požega, east-Croatia, and the seat of the Požega diocese. Located near Požega city centre and at the foot of the hill where a medieval fortress once stood, this cathedral is a beautiful example of Baroque architecture.

The building of the cathedral was funded by Franjo Thauszy, a Zagreb bishop, who paid 80,000 forints (Hungarian monetary units) that were originally intended for repairs of the Požega fortress, owned by bishop Thauszy at the time. The project was endorsed by empress Maria Theresa – ruler of the Habsburger dominions – on July 11, 1754, and the building started on June 28, 1756. The construction took seven years, and bishop Thauszy consecrated the new church on July 24, 1763 – the blueprints were supplied by empress Maria Teresa herself! Due to a severe storm in the year 1926, the tower had toppled and was replaced by a new, 63 meters tall tower.

The interior -decorated in colourful baroque and rococo style – is dominated by the main altar of St. Teresa of Ávila, a gift of bishop Franjo Thauszy. Among other altars in the cathedral, the altar of St. John of Nepomuk and the altar of St. Michael the Archangel are especially noteworthy. The former was a gift of Croatian viceroy Franjo Nádasdy, and the latter of Požega-born, Kutjevo parish priest Josip Maurović.

Opening hours

Daily from 06.45 – 12.00 / 16.30 – 19.30
Mass schedule
Monday- Saturday 07.30 and 18.30
Sundayat 07.00, 09.00, 11.00 and 18.30


Katedrala sv. Terezije Avilske
Trg Sv. Terezije 13, 34000 Pozega

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