Osijek is a city situated in eastern Croatia. It is the largest city in Slavonia, the fourth largest city in Croatia and the head of Osijecko-Baranjska County. The city is an industrial, administrative, judicial and cultural center.
Osijek consists of the old town named – “Tvrđa” (Fortress) , built in the early 18th century in the Baroque style, followed by the Upper, Lower and New Town which had influences of classicism, historicism and Art Nouveau, Retfale and Visnjevac.
The first theater performances were held in baroque Osijek in the 18th century, and the first theater was built in 1866. The Croatian National Theater is still the most important theater institution in Slavonia.
The Osijek Fortress complex was built in the 18th century with imposing ramparts and city gates centered with main square. This complex made Osijek is the most important military, economic, and cultural center of Slavonia region.
The Upper Town - part of Osijek is a historical treasury: old sacral, cultural and historical monuments, the Capuchin monastery, the neo-Gothic church of St. Peter and Paul.
What sets Osijek apart from other cities in Croatia are the 17 stunning national parks with a total area of 394,000 m2. Osijek parks are extremely beautiful and pleasant for strolls, family picnics or art photography.
Because of its unique continental climate, Osijek offers perfect setting for outdoor activities during the whole year. It has been heralded as one of the most important sport centers on the Balkans in last decades. Humidity of the air in the area offers a perfect setting for local wildlife and healthy lifestyle for the people.
With its variety of cultural influences preserved in its historical buildings, beautiful parks and protected nature combined with unique gastronomical scene, Osijek is one of the most unique places in Croatia to visit. You can taste the specialties of Slavonian cuisine in famous Osijek restaurants, relax in stunning local hotels and boarding houses all while enjoying this stunning hidden historical gem in Eastern Croatia.
Nearby AirportOsijek Airport
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