Osijek Co-cathedral

Osijek Co-cathedral
The parish church of St Peter and Paul the Apostle in Osijek
45°33′38″N 18°40′34″E / 45.5606367°N 18.6760604°E / 45.5606367; 18.6760604Coordinates: 45°33′38″N 18°40′34″E / 45.5606367°N 18.6760604°E / 45.5606367; 18.6760604
Location Osijek
Country Croatia
Denomination Roman Catholic
Website www.svpetaripavao.hr
Architect(s) Franz Langenberg [1]
Style Neo-Gothic
Completed 1898
Spire height 94 m
Materials brick and stone

The Church of St Peter and St Paul (Croatian: Crkva svetog Petra i Pavla), the co-cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Đakovo-Osijek, is a neo-Gothic sacral structure located in Osijek, Croatia. The multi-tiered 90-metre spire is one of the city's landmarks. The church was built in 1898 on the initiative of the Bishop of Đakovo Josip Juraj Strossmayer.[2]

The church is entered via a small door to the right of the main portal, overlooked by a trio of gargoyles. The interior is a treasure trove of neo-Gothic ornamentation, with a succession of pinnacled altars overlooked by exuberant stained glass windows. The interior was finished off in 1938–1942 when leading Croatian painter Mirko Rački covered the walls and ceilings with brightly coloured frescoes illustrating famous episodes from the Old and New Testaments.

Masses are held daily at 07:00 and 18:30, and on Sundays at 06:30, 07:30, 08:30, 10:00, 11:30 and 18:30.



  1. 1 2 (German) Franz Langenberg's Biography
  2. "Povijest župe". Official Web Page (in Croatian). Župna crkva Sv. Petra i Pavla Apostola u Osijeku. Retrieved 2014-02-09.

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