Ðakovo Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul and Strossmayer Museum
The town of Ðakovo is situated on the Ðakovo plateau in the central part of Slavonia, at an altitude of 111 meters. With 30,000 inhabitants, it holds the 19th place according to size in the Republic of Croatia and the second in Osijecko-baranjska County. (More about Ðakovo at Ðakovo Turist Office page: www.tz-djakovo.hr)
Although Ðakovo is not the county center and is only the sixth biggest town in East Croatia, it is the clerical center of Slavonia and was the administrator of the Catholic Church in Bosnia for a substantial part of the Croatian history. This is why Ðakovo has the most impressive and important sacral building in the entire Slavonia and Baranja – the Ðakovo Cathedral of St. Peter.
Right next to the cathedral is a museum dedicated to the man who takes most of the credit for its construction and one of the greatest Croatian historical figures – Bishop Josip Juraj Strossmayer, which only contributes to the importance of this locality. Due to that face, the significance of the Ðakovo Cathedral of St. Peter by far exceeds the size of Ðakovo as a town.
Lipizzaner Stallion Stables in Ðakovo
Ðakovo’s horse breeding tradition can be experienced at the stallion stables situated on the east edge of Ðakovo. In addition to passionate horse enthusiasts, the facility is visited by regular tourists and its exceptional significance makes it a special attraction. In addition to its breeding and selective tasks the National Lipizzaner Stables initiates a number of activities focused on the tourist market, the most important among them being the construction of the riding range and the overall renovation of the Ivan dvor area. Read about Lipizzaner Stud Farm Jubilee in Ðakovo