|Address:||Strossmayerov trg 6, 31400, ĐAKOVO, OSJEČKO - BARANJSKA ŽUPANIJA, Croatia|
Đakovo’s renowned Strossmayer’s Park – nicknamed “lungs of the city” – was established in the first half of the 19th century and is one of the most important ornaments of nature in Đakovo. It is there that the stage of the traditional festival Đakovački vezovi is situated, as well as its accompanying auditorium with amphitheatre seating arrangement, which since 1967 – the very first year for the program of Đakovački vezovi to take place in Strossmayer’s Park – has been regularly packed to the last seat with a multitude of people eager to participate in these momentous cultural gatherings. Park surrounding Archbishop’s House in Đakovo has been a recognisable landmark of city architecture for a long time. Although named after Bishop Strossmayer, its founder is Bishop Mirko Emerik Raffay. In 1968, Strossmayer’s Park was declared Protected Monument of Park Architecture.