Church of Saint Michael, Osijek

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Parish Church of Saint Michael
Župna crkva svetog Mihaela
St. Michael's Church, Osijek.jpg
45°33′39″N 18°41′39″E / 45.5609°N 18.69411°E / 45.5609; 18.69411Coordinates: 45°33′39″N 18°41′39″E / 45.5609°N 18.69411°E / 45.5609; 18.69411
Location Osijek
Country Croatia
Denomination Roman Catholic
History
Dedication Saint Michael
Dedicated 1750
Architecture
Status Parish church
Functional status Active
Style Baroque
Groundbreaking 31 July 1725; 292 years ago (1725-07-31)
Completed 1768; 249 years ago (1768)
Specifications
Length 45 m (148 ft)
Width 25 m (82 ft)
Floor area 660 m2 (7,104 sq ft)
Number of spires 2
Spire height 47 m (154 ft)
Bells 5
Administration
Parish Parish of Saint Michael - Osijek 2
Deanery Osijek Eastern Deanery
Archdiocese Archdiocese of Đakovo-Osijek
Metropolis Metropolis of Đakovo-Osijek

The Church of Saint Michael (Croatian: Crkva svetog Mihaela) is a Roman Catholic church in Osijek, Croatia. It is located in Tvrđa.

History[edit]

Jesuits laid the foundation stone on 31 July 1725 on the foundation of Kasimpaša mosque, which was built during Ottoman period in Osijek.

In 1734 the first Mass was held in the unfinished church. In 1750 the church was dedicated to Saint Michael. It was finished in 1768.[1]

In 1991, during the Croatian War of Independence the church was damaged, but in 1999 it was renovated.

Altars[edit]

Church have 7 altars, which were added over time:[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Antun Jarm: Šematizam 1999./2000., Đakovo, 2000.
  2. ^ Anđela Horvat: Barok u Hrvatskoj (fragment: Barok kontinentalnoj Hrvatskoj), Zagreb, 1982.