Sisak Cathedral

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Sisak Cathedral
Cathedral of Exaltation of the Holy Cross
45°29′03″N 16°22′21″E / 45.4843°N 16.3726°E / 45.4843; 16.3726Coordinates: 45°29′03″N 16°22′21″E / 45.4843°N 16.3726°E / 45.4843; 16.3726
Location Sisak
Country Croatia
Denomination Roman Catholic
History
Dedication Holy Cross
Dedicated 1765
Architecture
Status Parish church, cathedral
Functional status Active
Style Neoclassical
Groundbreaking 1702
Completed 1760; 254 years ago (1760)
Specifications
Number of spires 1
Administration
Archdiocese Diocese of Sisak

Cathedral of Exaltation of the Holy Cross (Croatian: Katedrala Uzvišenja svetog Križa) is a cathedral in the Diocese of Sisak. It is located in the center of Sisak on Ban Jelačić Square.

History[edit]

The church was built in the 18th century and dedicated in 1765. The spire was built in 1760.

After an earthquake in 1909, the old Baroque facade was replaced with a Neoclassical facade, with details in the Art Nouveau style. The church was also damaged during the Croatian War of Independence.

On 5 December 2009 Pope Benedict XVI established the Diocese of Sisak. As a result, the parish church became a cathedral.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Katedrala Uzvišenja svetog Križa" (in Croation). Retrieved 8 June 2013.