Culture & Art

St. Peter’s Cathedral in Đakovo

Most famous landmark of Đakovo!

The Đakovo Cathedral or Cathedral of St. Peter is the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Đakovo-Osijek in Đakovo, located in east Croatia. The Đakovo Cathedral is the biggest sacral newly built building and the St. Peter Cathedral in Đakovo is the town’s most famous landmark and the most important sacral object.

The cathedral was built in 1866-1882 under Josip Juraj Strossmayer, who was the bishop of the Catholic diocese of Đakovo and Srijem. The two architects of the cathedral are from Vienna – Carl Roesner and Friedrich von Schmidt. 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 made Alexander Maximillian and Lodovico Seitz (both from German origin), except for two frescoes which were painted by Achille Ansiglioni. The Đakovo Cathedral was built in four years, and another twelve years was spent decorating the inside.

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 to 20th century.

Strossmayerov trg, 31400, Đakovo

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