Đakovo Cathedral

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Đakovo Cathedral
Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul in Đakovo
Đakovo Cathedral
Country  Croatia
Denomination Roman Catholic
Website Đakovačko-osječka nabiskupija
Architecture
Architect(s) Carl Roesner and Friedrich von Schmidt

The Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul (Croatian: Katedrala Svetog Petra i Pavla), the co-cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Đakovo-Osijek, is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Đakovo, Croatia. It is sometimes referred only as the Cathedral of St. Peter.[1]

Đakovo Cathedral is the biggest sacral newly built building of Croatian historicism.[2] The St. Peter and St. Paul's Cathedral in Đakovo is the town's most famous landmark and the most important sacral object.

The Cathedral was built 1866-1882 under Josip Juraj Strossmayer, who was at that time the bishop of the Catholic diocese of Đakovo and Srijem. Architects of the Cathedral are Carl Roesner and Friedrich von Schmidt from Vienna. 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 executed by the Roman painters of German origin Alexander Maximillian and Lodovico Seitz, except for two frescoes which were painted by Achille Ansiglioni. The scenes from the life of St Peter were partially made according to the drawings created for Đakovo Cathedral by one of the leading Nazarene painters Friedrich Overbeck.

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/20th century.

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Coordinates: 45°18′27″N 18°24′40″E / 45.3075°N 18.4111°E / 45.3075; 18.4111