Đakovo is located in the central and most beautiful part of Slavonia, at 111 metres above sea level. The best way to go sightseeing and experience Đakovo is on foot. The town’s pride, the Cathedral’s towers which rise above the town like its guardians, are visible from far away.
Almost all of the Town’s visitors know of the St. Peter’s Cathedral and the Lipizzan horses, the trademarks of Đakovo, which have been preserved for generations.
Đakovo offers an abundance of historical, cultural and natural sites, which can be seen in a day, but to really experience them, one needs to stay longer. Numerous religious buildings and cultural-historic monuments are located in the historical centre of Đakovo, which make the town recognizable and unique.
The main street, Ulica pape Ivana Pavla II (Pope John Paul II Street), commonly known as Korzo, stretches from the St. Peter’s Cathedral to the Church of All Saints. The town’s core has kept its Art Noveau features which developed in the 18th and 19th century. This gives Đakovo its allure and shapes the visitors’ experience, especially during nice weather when the main street becomes a promenade and a place for socializing, and the numerous cafes and patisseries located there invite to a break.
One of the most famous buildings in Đakovo is the building of the Town Administration, located at Dr. Franjo Tuđman Square (Trg dr. Franje Tuđmana). It was built in the Art Noveau style and designed by architect Josip Vancaš.
At the beginning of the 21st century, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Coratia adopted the decision on protected cultural monuments in Đakovo:
- St. Peter’s Cathedral
- Bishop’s Palace
- The Church of All Saints
- The Church of the Transfiguration of Jesus in Piškorevci
- 4 Late Baroque manor houses
- Art Noveau building of the Theological Seminary
- Town Administration building
- Monument to Ivo Lola Ribar
- the organ in the Cathedral
Strossmayer Park is a protected park architecture monument.