09 July 2013

#264 Osijek, Croatia

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

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 colored frescoes illustrating famous episodes from the Old and New Testaments.

Date of Issue: May 31, 2012 - Lighthouses 2012 "St. Peter"
Date of Issue: November 5, 2012 - International Day of the Romani Language
Thank you, Katarina !

Sent on: June 21, 2013
Received on: July 9, 2013

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