Slavonia | Echoes of Tradition




Echoes of Tradition

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Slavonia is a land of legends, with its myths and secrets proudly passed down through the generations. Here the locals fiercely uphold their traditions, such as harvest festivals, traditional dresses and the popular local music.


They are also generous hosts, always ready to engage in a heart-to-heart over a glass of one of the many quality wines produced by the area’s fertile lowlands and some of the spicy local dishes such as čobanac (stew) or fiš paprikaš (fish soup).

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  • Đakovo Cathedral

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  • Kopački rit

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The Brod Fortress and the Franciscan monastery in Slavonski Brod

The eighteenth-century Brod Fortress ranks among the largest fortresses in Croatia. The Baroque Franciscan monastery is well preserved and one of the most striking buildings of the Baroque period in Slavonia, with its cloister the most representative example of monastic architecture in northern Croatia.

Papuk Nature Park

The unique character of its geology, biology and authentic cultural characteristics have made Papuk Nature Park the only UNESCO geo-park in Croatia. The Count’s educational trail, the giant 500 year-old oak tres and the medieval Ružica town fortification are but a few of the interesting features to charm visitors every year.

Osijek Fortress

The romantic old centre of the town gained its basic contours at the beginning of the eighteenth (Baroque) century, combining a military fortification and organised civic life. The only surviving parts of the once-imposing ramparts and city gates are located along the River Drava.

Kopački Rit Nature Park

Kopački Rit Nature Park is a unique wetlands reserve with one of the largest fish spawning grounds in Central Europe, and an area of high ornithological interest.


In the villages of Suza and Zmajevac are wine streets known as ‘surduci’, with a line of wine cellars known as ‘gatori’, some of which are 200 years old and carved into the hill.

Odescalchi Castle and Medieval Walls in the Town of Ilok

Odescalchi Castle and Medieval Walls in the Town of Ilok

Above the Danube rise the walls of the fortress and castle of the Odescalchi princes, with its Renaissance park architecture, church and monastery of St. John of Capistrano. They are all part of the well-preserved urban complex in Croatia’s easternmost town of Ilok.

Lipizzaner State “Ergela” [stud-farm] in Đakovo

The name “Ergela” [stud-farm] was first mentioned in 1506, although it was founded back in the thirteenth century. The farm has bred Lipizzaner horses since the eighteenth century, and its success has earned it widespread fame. Today, ‘Ergela’ owns exceptionally valuable genetic material which is also a Croatian cultural treasure.