In the central and most beautiful part of Slavonia, the 111-meter high plateau is located Đakovo, with 30 000 inhabitants 19th largest city in Croatia.

Djakovo is the town of bishops, writers and painters, but also of the attractive events (Đakovački Vezovi and Đakovački bušari).

City Djakovo, with its rich history and sadšnjošću invites you to visit all year round. Rich gastronomic offer, with the inevitable đakovačka wine, you will be satisfied. If you want to see something of our heritage, we will remind you just a few:

Cathedral Basilica of St.. Peter, known by the name of its builder Djakovo bishop and patron Croatian Osijek, as Strossmayerova Cathedral, will delight you with its beauty. Seven of its richly decorated altars, numerous sculptures, reliefs, frescoes and paintings of famous masters of that time will not leave you indifferent. Beneath the cathedral's crypt, in the courtyard of the bishop's palace walls, the remains of the 14th century.

Exiting the cathedral square is surrounded on Strossmayerov episcopal manors and seminary, the view takes you to the monument of Bishop Josip Juraj Strossmayer. Near the cathedral, behind the Bishop's Palace is located Strossmayerov park, with a stage where performances are held Đakovački berths, and if you go from the cathedral pješčkom zone - Promenade (18th and 19th century) until you reach the Church of All Saints in the 14th century (the former mosque).

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Numerous archaeological sites are located in the city and surrounding areas. They are a rich history of this city. Excavations in 1997. confirm the life of the wider area of the city but in the Neolithic, about 5,500 years before Christ, who through a long and turbulent history until the present day.

Djakovo was first mentioned in written documents in 1239 in the deed of the Croatian duke Koloman Bosnian bishop Ponsi, which bishops are becoming masters of Djakovo and surrounding area. Since then, begins the history of the Diocese of Djakovo. Đakovo is now a bishop's town - the seat Đakovačko-Sirmium Diocese. The city is in some periods of its history is mentioned with similar names: DYACO, DIACO, DYACOW ...

In 1536th Djakovo Turks occupied and ruled nearly 150 years - the town then named JAMES. It was a dark period of the city. Destroyed nearly all Catholic churches and mosques were built. The most famous is the Ibrahim Pasha Mosque, which was after the Turks converted to the Catholic church. In 1690th returned to the town bishop and then starts building the city.

After the departure of the Turks in Djakovo build a new, modest cathedral and bishop's palace. It was the second of three as it has so far built in Djakovo. They built it and bishops Patačić Bakic.

Today's Cathedral-Basilica of St.. Petra was built in neo-Gothic and Romanesque style. Strossmayer Bishop began to build 1866th was 52 age and 16 years of episcopal ministry. The construction lasted for 16 years (until 1882.), Of which 4 years external construction works, and 12 interior decoration of the Cathedral. For the construction of the Cathedral 7 million pieces of bricks baked in Djakovo. The stone was delivered from Istria, Hungary, Austria, Italy and France. The designers were architects of the cathedral from Vienna, Charles Rosner and Frederic Schmidt. Interior decoration was entrusted to German painters who lived in Rome, the father and son Alexander and Ludwig-Maximilian Seitz. The cathedral has 7 altars, adorned by 43 fresco paintings, 31 sculptures and 32 relief, and the organ with 73 registers, three manuals and 5486 pipes.

Đakovačka diocese and its bishops have left the city a number of evidence of their activity. The city even today there is ample evidence of their activity. Bishop Patčić 1706.god. restored car.

In 1773rd Djakovo became the center of the united dioceses of Bosnia-Daruvar and Srijemske which includes all north Croatian region.

Bishop Anthony Mandic opened today's oldest academic institution in Slavonia and Baranja, the Theological Seminary. He also undertook major economic interventions on the estate, especially in the cultivation of vineyards. His name is preserved in the well-known vineyards mandićevački.

The appointment of Bishop Josip Juraj Strossmayer 1849th vol. Development of the new rise. Episcopal manor becomes exemplary economy with substantial revenues that great bishop to unprecedented patronage acts till then ventures in Croatia (CASA), a Đakovu the new Cathedral and numerous churches and commercial buildings given a new face.

History Paddock Đakovo begins by establishing the Diocese of Grant ten o'clock Arabian horse and a stallion, although it takes a year of 1506th According to the bishop Bakić horse breeding on the estate has existed since 1374. Breeding continues today in the State Lipizzan stud farm, which is among the oldest in Europe, as well as a growing number of private horse breeders. For many years, the Stud was part of PEC Djakovo, and today it is the state horse farm Lipizzan horses, in charge of breeding and selection.

Djakovo has always been a town of artisans. In 1813th founded the Association of Craftsmen Guild. Industrial development has started construction of mills and a brickyard, a number of craftsmen of various professions offering their products contributed to the Djakovo, especially for its fairs, a market town famous throughout the region of Slavonia. Today is Đakovo city with over 30,000 inhabitants.

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Djakovo offers tourists a wealth of historical, cultural and natural values, to the extent that they one day can only see, and if they want to get to know, need to stay longer in town. Within the old town, there are numerous religious buildings that blend into the space and make the many other cultural and historical monuments of this city a distinctive and unique. Hikers, anglers and hunters, lakes and forests surrounding area provide the pleasure of untouched nature.

Cathedral of St.. Peter - in the words of Pope John XXIII. đakovačka the cathedral "the most beautiful church between the Convention and of Constantinople," and its construction will begin 1866th year.

Bishop's home, the castle was actually built in the 18th century in late baroque style. In it are still housed offices Djakovo and Sirmium Diocese.

Seminary - founded in this building is the oldest high school facility in Slavonia and Baranja. Adorned it with bark chapel was built in the granary style with wooden ceilings.

Church of All Saints - is assumed to be built in the 14th century, when mentioning the parish church of St. Lawrence. At the time of Ottoman rule, was converted into a mosque. Rebuilt in the oriental style.

Lipizzan Stud Farm - precious four-legged aristocrats from Djakovo Lipizzan stud farm, one of the oldest in Europe, have carried the fame of Djakovo far beyond the Croatian borders.

Parade - pedestrian zone through the old town stretches from the Cathedral to the Church of All Saints and the day was a gathering of all ages.

Strossmayerov park - Behind the Cathedral, there is a large park with a stage on which every year is widely known folk performances Đakovački berths.

Convent of St. Cross - The monastery is the seat of Croatian provinces Milosrdnih Sisters of St. Cross, and was built in the early 19th c. The monastery church was dedicated to the Sacred Heart.

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Arriving in Djakovo throughout the year you can enjoy a variety of cultural and tourist events. Each year period has its own event, each event has its participants and performers, all of them frequently visited by numerous visitors and citizens.

Tourist event festival "Đakovački Vezovi" were established in 1967. The occasion of the International Year of Tourism. With a rich publishing activity to this day turns into one of the largest events of its kind in Croatia. Thousands of costumes pulled from the freezer to forget, thousands of participants from Slavonia and Baranja, the entire Croatian, Europe and the world, bringing us songs, dances and customs of their homeland for many decades in Djakovo.

Gather in Đakovu each year in early July many people from all over the world, and these days the number of residents in the doubles. One week the entire city lives in the same spirit as the place famous Đakovački bindings. Djakovo streets and squares have become too small to accommodate such large crowds, so that part of the program moved into a spacious, shaded by ancient trees and covered amphitheater stage enriched Strossmayerov park. We are proud to be pointed out that the tourist cultural event brought together three traditions of this region, folklore, gastronomy and horse breeding.

In early February, when winter cold overlaid our towns and villages in the streets of our city appear bušari. This means that during the carnival and the carnival, and that Lent is coming soon, mourning, sacrifice and penance. Inspired by this tradition 1994th in Djakovo Carnival was established which today bears the name Đakovački bušari. Đakovački bušari are the number of participants and visitors to the largest Carnival in the eastern Croatian member of the Croatian Association of carnival cities.

Twice a year, gather the Slavonian Đakovu cooks in bringing their products for display and evaluation. The program is named Gastro Fest. The main objective is to promote the gastronomic feast of rich gastronomy and farm machinery. Within Đakovački berths will be held Summer Food Fest. In a few days izredaju the best cooks food from the pot, and the best producers of Slavonian kulina have one day dedicated to Kulin. At the time of Đakovački bušara organized Carnival Food fest with an exhibition of sausages and bacon.

Around St. Kate (late November) every year since 1998. at the Croatian Hall in Djakovo Festival held starogradskih Croatian dances and songs. This is an event which aims to preserve traditions, songs and dance traditions of civic and ever and again challenges delight in riches and luxury of civil suits.

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Stud farm in Djakovo was founded back in 1506th year, making it among the oldest stud farm in Europe and talks about the long tradition of horse breeding in this area. Lipizzaner horses breed on Ergela are starting to breed in the early 18th century.

Today, as the State Đakovo Lipizzan stud farm for horse breeding and selection operates on two sites - Pastuharnu, located in the heart of Djakovo, and Ivandvor, near the city. Besides breeding and selection of horses, Stud deals with quality and training of the effect observed taking place in equestrian competitions.

Numerous performances worldwide, Djakovo lipicanci They were transferring to transmit the voice of Djakovo and Đakovština. So, thrilled Djakovo Lipizzan performance at the opening of the Olympic Games, Queen Elizabeth II., A good connoisseur of these precious animals, 1972. visited the paddock and drove through the city famous and well-known four-Djakovo stud.

In addition to its core business, for big attraction for the general public and a growing number of horse lovers and equestrian sports, horse farm Lipizzan Đakovo State has become an inevitable destination for tourist visits in Djakovo, Slavonia, and Croatia.

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Gold embroidery is very decorative technique of manual work that has established itself in a greater part of Slavonia. We have three types of gold embroidery: gold embroidery on a totally, over golden cardboard and usnivani golden. Zlatovez over board is done so that the cotton thread will be accepted through the cardboard template, gold konac.S evil side must not see the golden thread. This boat is allowed saving the golden thread that could be a lot more surface area ˝ ˝ gild. It had in the past highly decorated ceremonial garments. Such clothing is oblačena only on special religious ceremony and only if the weather was sunny, so they could be preserved longer and lasted for generations. Clothing embroidered gold embroidery is not monitored, so that should not be dressed for rainy or foggy weather.

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Basic features cuisine of Slavonia and Baranja are generous portions of delicious and quite spicy dishes. Trends in "healthy eating" have not yet taken root in most of the Slavonian restaurant. For a cold appetizer is usually served Kulin, cottage cheese, sprinkled with fresh pepper and ham Slavonia with various pickled vegetables. Warm appetizer is a shepherd's stew (spicy goulash soup) or fish stew with homemade pasta and dough from the hall. Below are various offers specialties from freshwater fish - carp, catfish, perch and sterlet kotlovina or meat dishes, grilled steaks and stuffed Slavonian ham, cheese, mushrooms, chicken stew, venison and a variety of ways. As a side dish is often served sataraš or chutney. For dessert, we must try guzvara, traditional nut-cake, poppy seed strudel and cottage cheese.

White wines: Riesling, Pinot Blanc and Gris, Chardonnay, Sauvignon
Red wines: Traminer red, black frankovka, pinot noir
Brandy: brandy, Loza, plum, Walnut, Honey

Đakovačko vineyard is known for its quality wines: Riesling (well, white, dry wine), Riesling (Well, white, dry wine, known as "Ðakovački Riesling", obtained by adding rizvanca Riesling), Riesling (quality white, dry and semidry wine), Traminer (well up top, white, fragrant, dry red wine), Sauvignon and Chardonnay (well, white, dry wine), Pinot Blanc (white top, dry wine, yellow-green color and fine aroma characteristic expressed).

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