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CO-CATHEDRAL OF ST. PETER AND PAUL (THE OSIJEK CATHEDRAL)
By the initiative of Bishop Josip Juraj Strossmayer in 1894 began the construction of the church of St. Peter and Paul, co-cathedral of the Đakovo-Osijek Archdiocese. That is why citizens of Osijek simply call it the cathedral". After the demolition of an earlier Baroque church it was built in only four years and since 1898 the panorama of Osijek is best known for its 90-meter high bell tower that's second highest in Croatia and south Eastern Europe. It was built in red brick in neo-gothic style and its builders were German architects Franz Langenberg and Richard Jordan. Painting the walls with frescoes was executed by the famous Croatian painter Mirko Rački. The church has five bells. The largest one is also the third largest in Croatia weighing more than 2.5 tons dedicated to St. Peter and Paul, located in the main tower above the clock. In the War for Croatian Independence in 1991 it was hit more than a hundred times by Yugoslavian Army and currently is pending a complete renovation. It is interesting that in the German metropolis of Köln the somewhat younger church of the Secret Heart of Jesus stands and is almost an exact copy of the Osijek Cathedral.
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