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The Cathedral in Dakovo

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The Cathedral in Dakovo

About the site

Corridor: Diagonal Road
Country: Croatia, Dakovo
Type: Christian religious centre
Epoch: Middle Ages
World Heritage:
Middle AgesChristian religious centre

The floor plan of the Cathedral is in the shape of a cross. Together with the Byzantine and Gothic, the Cathedral is dominated by the Neo-Romanesque style. Forty-three painted frescos, with biblical motifs were created by Germans Alexander Maximillian and Ljudevit Seitz. Only two paintings (Sacrifice of Abraham and Sacrifice of Noah) were created by the Italian painter Ljudevit Ansiglioni. The sculptures were created by: Vatroslav Donegani, Tomo Vodicki and George Feuerstein, who made three statues. The organ was created by Franc Jenko, from Sentvid near Ljubljana, in 1936, as the original organ burnt in the 1933 fire. On the walls of the side naves are the reliefs of the 14 Stations of the Cross, carved into Brac marble by Lujo Lozica. Beneath the sanctuary is the crypt in which the bishops of the Daruvar and Srijem Dioceses are buried. Among them, the burial place of J.J. Strossmayer is impressive. His gravesite is covered by the altar with marble relief, created by Rudolf Valdec.

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