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The Church of St. Phillip and St. James

Vukovar, Croatia
+385 32 442 889
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A Catholic church in excellent condition

While it appears large from the outside, this is a relatively small and unadorned church. The... read more

Reviewed February 10, 2018
Gabriel H
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Bellaire, Texas, United States
Splendorous church

The Church of St. Philip and Jacob is the main Catholic one in Vukovar. Besides it’s the third in... read more

Reviewed January 4, 2018
periandro
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Luxembourg
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Vukovar, Croatia
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Reviewed February 10, 2018

While it appears large from the outside, this is a relatively small and unadorned church. The wooden pews, the red roof tiles and the whitewashed walls give it a cozy, countryside church atmosphere. The main altar has a magnificent painting of the ascension of Jesus,...More

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Reviewed January 4, 2018

The Church of St. Philip and Jacob is the main Catholic one in Vukovar. Besides it’s the third in Croatia as far as length is concerned. It’s a single nave church in baroque style and before the War of Independence of Croatia it was the...More

Thank periandro
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Reviewed June 19, 2017

We stopped here during our Vantage cruise. One of our tour guides translated what the priest was saying about the history of the church. The church was completely destroyed during the Serbian aggression in the 1990s. There are reminders of the war within the church....More

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Reviewed June 3, 2017

Rebuilt after the 1991 war, it is peaceful and restful, but it shows at it's corners where it was damaged and how it was repaired

Thank lisa c
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Reviewed December 29, 2016

We stopped in this village while cruising the Danube with Vantage Deluxe Travel and we were guided through a visit of this beautifully restored church . We first had a concert given by a young couple playing a cello and a guitar and then the...More

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Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

We went here as part of a group tour. The visit started with a beautiful concert in the church hall by a guitarist and cellist. Then the priest gave a short talk on the history and restoration of the church which was in shambles after...More

1  Thank havaneseangel
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Reviewed April 29, 2016

We saw this very old church sitting atop the hill and decided to walk up and check it out. There was such a serene feeling while visiting. Hard to imagine that this church was heavily damaged during the 1989 war because it is now a...More

Thank Sharon M
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Reviewed September 18, 2015

This church was built 1723-1732 and in 1991 it was heavily damaged in the Croatian War. When we saw it in July, we found a beautiful church that has been restored since the war. The St. Anthony of Padua altar was destroyed or taken during...More

1  Thank Anne M
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Reviewed September 14, 2015

A credit to the towns people for restoring this church to it's former glory. The altars are beautiful & it is a true sanctuary of peace.

Thank Anne S
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Reviewed August 8, 2015

In 1996, a cross for the church was made from the burned remnants of the curch. So much damage and near total devastation reduced this church to rubble ... except for a little bit of the brick wall around which much of the new church...More

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