The portal of the co-cathedral is in particularly beautiful and in a way unusual for such a big church. The doorway has one wing only. Richly adorned portal, in neo-Gothic style dominates the whole front facade of the structure.
The co-cathedral dominates the whole city centre of the town and could be seen from the far distance. It is the tallest building in Osijek and very probably the tallest in the whole region of Slavonija. Imagine the view from its top in particularly if knowing that Slavoija is predominatelly very flat area.
The co-cathedral of SS Peter and Paul was built in 1898, during period of Austro-Hungarian rule in Slavonija. It was designed by the architect Franz Langenberg who chosed brick and stone for its building. The church look alike very much to the churches in the Northern Germany.cb
Spire of the cathedral
The co-cathedral is characteristic for its multi-tiered spire which is 90 metres high and therefore the tallest building in the Slavonija Region. The spire is richly adorned in a recognizable Gothic style with the nice trifora window in is central part.
The biggest church in Osijek is consecrated to SS Peter and Paul, it was built at the end of the 19th century in neo-Gothic style.
Although it is only a parish church, the Cathedral is located in nearby town of Djakovo, it is called co-cathedral because of its size, 90 meters high, and monumentality.
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Osijek theatre is in the center of the town, near the "Cathedral". The first performance was in Latin.
In the summer there are some festivals, and during some the entrance is free. There is a nice cafe at the theatre.
Yu can read a lot about the theatre at the web site below.
There are two striking memorials behind the Rising of the Holy Cross Church: One is a crucifix made of bullet casings and other war materials; the other is a sculpture of holocaust figures in the shape of a Menorah.
The church (built in 1732) is worth a visit also--It has a beautiful altar.
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The fortress was built by the Austro-Hungarians for defense against the Turks, but the Turks were already gone by the time they finished it. It was in the shape of a 5-point star, with 7 towers and 4 gates. Only the Water Gate (from 1715) remains. It opens to the Drava River, which accounts for the name (but Americans always laugh.)
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Osijek is a great place for those who like to stroll around. The promenade on both sides of the river Drava is well lit in the evenings. You'll meet young and old walking and chatting on the promenade, especially in the dusk. The walk will take you past the biggest city park and all the way to Tvrđa. The defence walls and towers can be seen from the promenade. Continuing your walk over the bridge and turning left at the end will bring you to the old catacombs where many open air concerts and events are held today. Going past this will lead you to the Copacabana, Osijek's own river beach and recreational area. If you continue further up you'll reach Osijek's ZOO that was once well visited but now it's not even close to its former glory as this area was heavily shelled during the 90s war and afterwards, due to lack of care and money. Although, it's being slowly "rebuilt", it's still far from finished. If by this time you got tired of all the walking take a river-ferry back to the other side and sit in one of the many cafés on the promenade, watch people go by and relax!
Muzej Slavonije - Museum of Slavonia
The museum of Slavonia is on the main square (Trinity Square) and it is situated in the lovely blue house built at the very beginning of 18th century! It's a museum since the end of 19th century with some artifacts, and all the collection of city musum was moved there in 1946.
There is a lovely church also in Tvrđa, it's the nright yellow one near the main square. It's the parish church of St. Michael. It's the first church that was opened in Osijek after the Turkish occupation.
Tvrđa is an old town complex in Osijek, very near the Drava river. It's a beautiful place with very old houses, streets, squares, colourful facades, museums, cafes... It's especially lovely by night when everything is illuminated with romantic lights. It's one of the most popular spots for going out in Osijek.
Also by day it's pretty, especially on sunny days!
There are tow Sphinx figures in the park near the river, looking like Egyptian made indeed, and even damaged in the appropriate way, as if they've been through a lot throught the yeards! I found it very weird to see Sphinx in Osijek, but the weirdest thing of all is that they are near the monument to Pablo Picasso!!!!????
There is a wonderful promenade along the river of Drava. There are nice cafes and restaurants, and it's a very LONG quay, suitable for long walks, rollerblading, cycling (there is a bicycle path), it leads up to the Tvrđa complex, and further. It's especially spectacular by night, when the bridge is illuminated!
The main church of Osijek is very impressive and they call it a Cathedral, although it's not. The Cathedral is in Đakovo, but still this impressive imposant church deserves all the praise. By night it is beautifully illuminated. It's called the Church of St. Peter and Paul (crkva Sv. Petra i Pavla), and it's a neogothic church.
The only daylight photo I have is on the postcard I scanned, because I visited it by night.
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