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Osijek is the fourth largest city in Croatia with population of 108000 people. It is the cultural, political and economical center of Slavonia region. It is located on Drava river, 20 kilometers from Danube river.

First larger settlement was built during the Roman Empire, and the city was called Mursa. Mursa was located in Lower town. In front of the city walls of Mursa was one of the largest battles between Western and Eastern Roman Empire. More then 60000 soldiers died in that battle. Medieval city of Osijek was located on the location of today Tvrda (as shown on the photo). In the great Ottoman conquest of the Europe, Osijek was one of many cities that was conquered. Its occupation lasted from 1526.-1689. During the Ottoman period Suleiman the Magnificent ordered the construction of 8 kilometer long wooden bridge across the swamps between today Osijek and village Darda in Baranja region. It was considered one of the worlds wonders at that time. It was burned and demolished by Nikola Subic during the liberation of Osijek in 1689. All that was left of the medieval and Ottoman Osijek was demolished in order to construct a larger fortress.

Photo shows oldest part of the city called Tvrda (translated it means fortress. It was built in 17. century, along with other larger fortresses of that time in Stara Gradiska and Slavonski Brod in Croatia, and Petrovaradin in Serbia. Photo shows Holy Trinity square that is located in the center of Tvrda. The monument was built in 1729. in memory of a vow against plague, which was common in the 18th century in Slavonia. It is the largest baroque monument in Croatia. Behind the monument you can see a baroque building of Main guard. Today its a home to Archeological Museum.

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  • Copyright: Roko Poljak (roko_poljak) Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 17] (59)
  • Genre: 場所
  • Medium: カラー
  • Date Taken: 2014-11-18
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/4, 1/800 seconds
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  • Date Submitted: 2015-02-28 4:53
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