If you are one of those tourists who like to get to know as much as they can about their next travel destination before they come to visit, then you are in the right place. Not only that you will be happy but your travel companions will also be thankful for your thorough preparation before the actual trip.

And even though one might think that it is just another small town, according to the last census from 2011 26000 people are living here, throughout history Požega had an important role for the region of Slavonia as well as for all of Croatia.

 If you wish to visit all of the sights and attractions it might take some time. If you decide to include, and we do hurtfully recommend it, a lunch break to your city tour, your visit to Požega might leave a mark on the state of your fitness – it might it make better of course!

If you are in a rush to see all the sights in the shortest time possible, then we recommend that you click on the “Walk & Look around” menu. There you will find the “best route” for a thorough and compact introduction to Požega, but you should still leave some time in your itinerary at least for some coffee and cake! 

Gradska knjižnica Požega

Gradska knjižnica Požega

Gradska knjižnica Požega središnja je narodna i matična knjižnica Požeško-slavonske županije čiji počeci sežu u 1845. godinu kada je u Požegi osnovana Čitaonica pod nazivom Lectoria societas. Knjižnica je smještena u zgradi Prve požeške štedionice koja datira iz 1907....

Sokolovac

Sokolovac

The Sokolovac (Hawk’s peak) is a hill not far from the city centre that got its name after the priest friar Luka Ibrišimović Sokol. It was right there where he managed to defeat the Ottoman Turks in and finally liberate Požega. As a sign of admiration for the great...

Tekija

Tekija

Across from the Sokolovac peak and hill you will find the old city park and promenade named Tekija after a spring of Across from the Sokolovac peak and hill you will find the old city park and promenade named Tekija after a spring of cold mountain water. The legend...

St. Roch Chapel

St. Roch Chapel

The chapel was built in 1739 with a cemetery around it. Near the chapel in 1872 a Jewish cemetery was erected, sadly devastated in the 2nd World War and renovated in 2004.

The Orthodox Church

The Orthodox Church

The Serbian Orthodox church of St. George was originally built in 1845 in the neo-baroque style. Unfortunately it was demolished in the 2nd World War and today’s church building was erected in 1988 in the so-called Serbian-byzantine style. The original parish house...

The monument to the 123rd Brigade of the Croatian Army

The monument to the 123rd Brigade of the Croatian Army

In 2002 the city of Požega and the Požega-Slavonia County erected the monument to the brave soldiers who gave their lives for Croatian independence in the so-called Homeland War. The architect of the monument was Ana Nada Krpelnik. To find out more about the war years...

Sculpture of Nikola Tesla

Sculpture of Nikola Tesla

Even though Nikola Tesla, the famous American inventor of Serbian heritage born in the Croatian region of Lika, had nothing in common with Požega, the “father” of alternating current got its statue here in 2012. It was erected in remembrance of the first 100 years of...

Railway station and the steam locomotive

Railway station and the steam locomotive

The railway building was erected in 1894 at the, at the time, the southern entrance to the city. The history of the railway in Požega is long, considering it took the whole second half of the 19th century to build it. It was first planned that Požega should lay on the...

The Court palace and St. Florian

The Court palace and St. Florian

Located in the pedestrian zone, where the Cehovska and Sv. Florijana streets meet, stands the neo-renaissance building of the County court erected in 1896 by the architects Deutsch and Höningsberg. In the oval middle section of the building, there is a niche with the...

Friar Luka Ibrišimović statue

Friar Luka Ibrišimović statue

The statue represents the liberator from the Ottoman Empire, Franciscan monk, and a military leader friar Luka Ibrišimović. It was erected in the square in front of the Požega Cathedral in 1893 and constructed by the famous Hungarian sculptor Gjuro Kis. The initiative...

The Cathedral of St. Theresa de Avila

The Cathedral of St. Theresa de Avila

With its 63 meters high baroque bell tower, the Požega cathedral dominates the city skyline. Although the bishopric was founded at the end of the 20th century, the size of the church shows it was built to become a cathedral church. The construction took only three...

The new Gymnasium

The new Gymnasium

The new Gymnasium building was opened in 2009 not far from the Požega College (Veleučilište u Požegi). It is one of the most modern high school buildings in Croatia with a capacity of 700 students. The Gymnasium in Požega is proud of its several hundred years of...

Catholic Elementary School and Gymnasium

Catholic Elementary School and Gymnasium

Located next to the Požega Cathedral, the school building was erected in 1877. Until 2007 it housed the original Požega Gymnasium (high school). It is the work of the local architect Vilim Just and constructed by another local entrepreneur, Armin Erlich. In 1888 an...

Stari grad Park-forest

Stari grad Park-forest

The “Stari grad” ruin of the medieval castle-fortress is located on a small hill almost right in the city centre. In the middle ages, the castle had hexagonal-shaped walls with high towers and was considered to be one of the strongest in the region of Slavonia. It was...

The Kraljević family house

The Kraljević family house

This house was home to the writer Miroslav Kraljević, in which in 1862 he established a printing house, the second oldest in Slavonia. There he printed the first Požega novel “Požeški đak” (The student from Požega).

Matko Peić square

Matko Peić square

In honor of the famous Požega-born Croatian art-historian, painter and writer the bust of Matko Peić stands in the center of this small square. On the opposite side of the street, there is the bust of another artist from Požega, the 19th-century painter Miroslav...

Monastery of the Sisters of Charity of Saint Vincent De Paul

Monastery of the Sisters of Charity of Saint Vincent De Paul

The building was originally built in 1726 as the Gymnasium of Požega and in the mid 18th century it housed the “Academia Posegana” school with the theological and philosophical faculties. Sisters of Charity founded the monastery in 1878 and until the 2nd World War,...

Church of St. Lawrence

Church of St. Lawrence

Leaning against the Bishop’s palace stands one of the oldest churches in Slavonia. St. Lawrence’s church was built at the turn of the 13th century in Gothic and Romanesque style with later redesigns in baroque style, such as the bell tower with the so-called “onion...

Bishop’s palace

Bishop’s palace

Bishop’s palace stands on the eastern edge of the Holy Trinity Square, the city’s main square, right next to the Church of St. Lawrence, the patron saint of the bishopric. It was built by the Jesuits in 1711 as a dormitory for the students of the nearby gymnasium. The...

Požega County palace

Požega County palace

The county palace was built in baroque style in the 18th century but today’s final appearance is the result of a redesign at the end of the 19th and early 20th century. The interior, especially the salons were designed with great attention to detail. For that reason...

City Museum

City Museum

The museum building is located only a few meters away from the City Hall, built in the baroque style with vaults, arcades typical for Požega and other cities of northern Croatia in the 18th century. It is considered to be one of the oldest buildings in the city and...

City Hall

City Hall

The city administration, decorated by arcades (vaults) was built in 1785. Since the start it was the centre of the city’s political life and even though it was badly damaged in the fires, especially the fire of 1842, it was always renovated to the original. The last...

Holy Trinity Monument

Holy Trinity Monument

Also known as the Plague column, this monument dominates the main square – Trg Svetog Trojstva (Holy Trinity Square). It was erected in the baroque style ten years after the horrific plague epidemic in 1739 took the lives of 798 people or at that time almost 50% of...

Holy Trinity Square

Holy Trinity Square

The main city square got its triangular shape in the Middle Ages, and it was named after the Holy Trinity in the 18th century, after the monument in its centre, known also as the Plague Column. For most of its past, all the way into the mid-20th-century markets and...

Church of the Holy Spirit and the Franciscan Monastery

Church of the Holy Spirit and the Franciscan Monastery

On the north side of the main square, you will find this church which is one of the oldest in the city and Slavonia. It was built in 1285 in the Romanesque and Gothic style, still visible in the church architecture. Most of the original structure was sadly lost during...

The Calvary

Not far from the main square, as you pass the City Hall in the direction of Jagodnjak, a steep road will take you to the Calvary, a small hill where many religious events take place. Today’s Calvary was erected in 1885 when the old wooden crosses placed there by the...

Skip to content