The Bizovac Culture and Art Society
Kralja Tomislava 89
31 222 Bizovac

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About Bizovac

Geographical position

Bizovac is situated 18 km west of Osijek, and 9 km south of Valpovo at the road and railway traffic direction Zagreb-Našice-Osijek, and it is connected to the international traffic directions toward Central Europe and inter-regional traffic directions toward the western part of Croatia, through the neighbouring Bosnia and Herzegovina further toward the Adriatic and the east.

Bizovac through the history

BizovacThe discovery of hoard with 332 well-preserved usable objects from the Middle Bronze Age proves that there were people who lived here during the prehistoric time. It was plowed by one farmer from Bizovac on the field of Lepodrevci in 1885. Among the excavations there are bronze-sickles, wedge-shaped axes, lances, jewellery, tools and so on.
According to the written documents, in 1333 Bizovac and Ladimirevci  had the common church dedicated to St. Kuzma and  St. Damjan in Ladimirevci. The medieval town name was Byezafalva in manorial estate Karaševo and it was owned by the Chivalry St. Ivan of Jerusalem. The register of Požega sanđak (sanđak is a word of Turkish origin, means “region”) from 1579 bears out that the village of Bisofzy had 8 houses. It belonged to Kadiluk (a word of  Turkish origin, means “county”) Osijek and  Nahija (a word of  Turkish origin, means “town district”)  Karas under the rule of Turks.  From 1721 Bizovac belonged to Valpovo manor with 23 households. In one old church register it is recorded that Bizovac settlement, where it is today, was established in the period between 1752 and 1755 by the means of forced resettling from the surrounding farms, which were located on the same fields of  today’s Bizovac territory. In the beginning of the year 1737 according to the Bizovac census here were the following native surnames and they have contiuned in existence: Bošnjak, Domanovac, Erić, Grlica, Glavaš, Glavašić, Kolarić, Mihaljević, Škarić, Sršić, Sudar  and Vuković.
The parish church of St. Matthew, apostle and evangelist, was built in 1802 in a modest baroque-classicist manner. The parish fete is celebrated on 21 September. In the centre of Bizovac there is a castle of Valpovo count’s family Normann-Prandau, which was built in the first half of  the 19th century for the needs of clerks and manor government. After the baroness Marijana Prandau married the count Konstantin Norman,  the castle was redecorated for the residence and it is almost the same today. The royal post-office was opened in 1809, the first  mill was built in 1890 and the second one in 1910. The school in Bizovac was established in 1849. The football club and the fire department have been active since 1926 and the Peasant unity branch was established in 1935.
For almost four decades the folklore group has been active in the village, and it has cherished the original traditional heritage of Bizovac  region, and with unique recognizable and specifically woman’s folk costume presents itself around Croatia and beyond.It is worth to mention that the following people were born in Bizovac: Antun Ullrich – gallery operator, Bratoljub Klaić – linguist, Ivo Pavlić – mathematician and Stjepan Glavaš – chemist. Bizovac has become even more attractive to live in, due to its nearness to the town of Osijek, excellent traffic connection, developed manual trade, fertile and cultivable soil, its shops and tourist potentials, and especially after the discovery of therapeutic water.