The town of Đakovo is situated on the Đakovo plateau in the central and the most beautiful part of Slavonija, 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.
Đakovo is a town of bishops, writers and painters, but it is also a town of large events (Đakovački vezovi
and Đakovački bušari
The town of Đakovo, with its rich history and present, invites you to visit it all year round. You will surely be pleased with its rich gastronomic offer along
with the indispensable Đakovo wines. If you want to see some of our sights, let us remind you of just some of them:
The St. Peter's Cathedral-Basilica will delight you with its beauty. It is better known by the name of the person who ordered its construction, the Đakovo bishop and Croatian benefactor J. J. Strossmayer, as the Strossmayer Cathedral. Its seven lavishly decorated altars, numerous statues, works of relief and fresco paintings of famous masters of that period will not leave you indifferent. There is a crypt under the Cathedral and in the yard of the Bishop's Palace you can see the remains of the walls from the 14th century. Coming out from the cathedral into the Strossmayer Square, surrounded by the Bishop’s Curia and the Seminary, you will see the monument to the bishop Josip Juraj Strossmayer. In the close proximity of the Cathedral, behind the Bishop's Palace, is the Strossmayer Garden, with the stage on which the festival
of 'Đakovački vezovi' is held, and if you take the pedestrian zone - the Promenade from the Cathedral (18th and 19th century) you will come to the All Saints' Church from the 14th century (the former mosque).
Horse lovers will visit the State Lippizaner Horse Farm, established in 1506. In 1972, Đakovo was visited by the Queen Elizabeth II and in 2003 by the Holy Father John Paul II.
All those who stay in Đakovo for a longer time have at their disposal two hotels, three boarding-houses and a motel.