Racic Family Mausoleum

Cavtat, Croatia

The Mausoleum of the Račić family (Our Lady of Angels) is the work of the Croatian sculptor Ivan Meštrović, built in 1922. It is located in the Saint Rocco Cemetery, on the highest point of the Rat Peninsula, above the urban centre of Cavtat. It can be approached from the southern side following the street near the Our Lady of Snow Franciscan Monastery, or continuing along Prijeko Street from the east.

In the place of today’s Mausoleum, used to be the Saint Rocco Chapel, which was yet again preceded by a medieval church consecrated to Saint Tryphon probably situated at the same spot.



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Founded: 1922
Category: Cemeteries, mausoleums and burial places in Croatia

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Pam Rollinson (3 years ago)
Peaceful and beautiful resting place
Tork Mackenzie (3 years ago)
A very evocative spot away from the commercial hubbub of Cavtat , the mausoleum is small but beautifully looked after and the graveyard is immaculate with extensive views across to Dubrovnik
Scott Martin (4 years ago)
A beautifully built mausoleum. I have a little bit of a soft spot for this place for some reason. Was scared to go up at midnight. But in the day it is a very tranquil place. Built by Mestrovic for the Racic family, a shipbuilder I believe, to house his family in the afterlife. Stunning piece of work.
Doug Neilson (4 years ago)
Steeply uphill behind the Monastery. A large octagonal building as a memorial to a wealthy family. You must pay to enter. The surounding cemetery is very scenic and interesting. Unfortunately, it is on the Airport flightpath.
Niall McElwee (4 years ago)
Peaceful place of rest to privileged few of Cavtat. Pity you need to pay 20kuna to see inside building. Scenic views from graveyard.
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