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DIGital CULTURal HeritagE!

by Zrinka Racić


Primary school "Ivana Brlić Mažuranić" Strizivojna
Erasmus + project DIGital CULTURal HeritagE! 
Houses, manors and old buildings in
Strizivojna and Đakovo
Traditional houses and way of life in Slavonia
In the north and east of Croatia, the walls of houses are made of dirt. with hay, homemade unbaked brick or real baked brick. The houses are single-storey, mostly with a gabled thatched or reed roof, later with tiled roofs, with a porch along the courtyard façade. They were mostly narrow and facing the street. In Slavonia and Baranja, long, one-story buildings are common, where the main residential house is followed by living quarters for close relatives, with separate entrances from the porch, as well as other utility rooms: storage rooms, stables, brick ovens etc.
The narrow, long courtyard was dominated by a water well called "đeram". The upper part of the well was usually made of locally grown oak trees.
The mills were run by cattle, so they were larger buildings with a circular floor plan and a conical roof.
The courtyards are fenced towards the street with a wooden fence (taraba) with small gates for pedestrians and large ones for cars.
Outside the settlement there are special farms with residential buildings and housing for livestock.
Traditional house inside.
This is a souvenir of the so-called "Šokačka" house
The Church of All Saints in Đakovo
Drowing made by Tomislav Gašpić
It was probably built in the 14th century when it was mentioned as the parish Church of St. Lawrence. During the time of the Ottoman reign it was converted into a mosque (the Ibrahim Pasha Mosque), which has been preserved and converted into the Catholic Church of All Saints. The beauty of this unique building lies in its interior built in the Byzantine-Moorish style. It is located at Dr. Franjo Tuđman Square.