Gornji grad (Osijek)

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Gornji grad
Gradska četvrt Gornji grad
City district of Osijek
Country  Croatia
City Osijek
Formation 1732
Unification with Donji grad and Tvrđa 2 December 1786
 • President of Council Rudika Gmajnić (HDSSB)
Population (2001)
 • Total 16,520

Gornji grad ("Upper Town") is a city district in the center of Osijek, Croatia. It has 16,520 inhabitants distributed in 6,210 households. It is the biggest and the most important district of Osijek. The most famous attractions of Osijek are located in Gornji grad, such as Co-cathedral, Ante Starčević Square, Croatian National Theatre, County palace and Pedestrian bridge.

Day of the city district is on 29 June, on feast of Saint Peter and Paul.

Its name in Croatian literally means "Upper Town".

History [1][edit]

Gornji grad has been built urbanistic systematic and properly.

In 1732 it was built church of Saint Peter and Paul, on whose place will be later erected today co-cathedral.

Some streets, such as European Avenue, Županijska, Jägerova, Sunčana, Zrinjevac, Kačićeva, Radićeva, Kapucinska, Neumannova, Stepinčeva and Reisnerova Street have been built between 1866 and 1910.

From 1894 to 1898 it was built new, bigger church of Saint Peter and Paul, which is today Osijek co-cathedral and one of the most notable symbols of Osijek.


Coordinates: 45°33′40″N 18°40′12″E / 45.561°N 18.670°E / 45.561; 18.670