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Address: Vukovar, Croatia

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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... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2016
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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 29 December 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 priest made a short presentation on the history of this church and how it was... More 

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St Augustine FL
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Reviewed 29 August 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 the war. The priest ended the session with a blessing for those that wanted one.... More 

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Abingdon, Maryland
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Reviewed 29 April 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 stunning showpiece. The church features several lovely side altars including St. Bernadette. The most amazing... More 

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Thank Sharon M
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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Reviewed 18 September 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 the war and the Our Lady of Lourdes altar was destroyed by the Serbians. Both... More 

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Fremantle, Australia
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Reviewed 14 September 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.

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Tucson
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Reviewed 8 August 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 was built. Never forget but do not remain in the past. The new part of... More 

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Vukovar, Croatia
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Reviewed 28 March 2015

Once upon a time this was a really beautiful church, and then it was destroyed in the war we had. Today, after renewal the church doesn't look the same from the inside, in my personal opinion this is not must see site in Vukovar.

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Thank Josip I
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Reviewed 15 August 2014

After visiting many beautiful and vibrant places across Croatia, I found Vukovar to be the sad point of my trip. Even though the war ended years ago, there are still reminders of the damage caused. Seeing the pictures and relics of the damage caused to this church, I was amazed at how beautiful it now looks.

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 19 June 2014

I struggled to rate this place as to rate it high could be interpreted as glorifying war. But this is not the case as I believe if you want an appreciation of the devastation that war can bring this is a must. The devastating story that is Vukovar, Croatia was so difficult for us to comprehend coming from a country... More 

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Thank Bruce H
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 16 October 2013

I have been to this church several times since 2004 and have heard alot of stories from people who have actually been there during the war. It is unbelievable to see the destruction that has been done to this once beautiful city and what was gained from it. Over the last year every time I came back another bit of... More 

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