Mirogoj Cemetery

Zagreb, Croatia

The Mirogoj Cemetery is considered to be among the more noteworthy landmarks in Zagreb. The cemetery inters members of all religious groups: Catholic, Orthodox, Muslim, Jewish, Protestant, Latter Day Saints; irreligious graves can all be found. In the arcades are the last resting places of many famous Croatians.

The Mirogoj Cemetery was built on a plot of land owned by the linguist Ljudevit Gaj, purchased by the city in 1872, after his death. Architect Hermann Bollé designed the main building. The new cemetery was inaugurated on 6 November 1876.

The construction of the arcades, the cupolas, and the church in the entryway was begun in 1879. Due to lack of funding, work was finished only in 1929.

Unlike the older cemeteries, which were church-owned, Mirogoj was owned by the city, and accepted burials from all religious backgrounds.



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Founded: 1876
Category: Cemeteries, mausoleums and burial places in Croatia

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Jessy Q. (14 months ago)
Surprisingly, we did a quick tour in this cemetery because our guide told us that it has beautiful architecture & he was right. Although it’s unusual to visit a cemetery while on a vacation, I guess it’s worth the time away from chaotic crowd in Zagreb Old Town and city center. It’s peaceful here indeed ?
Nuchnalin Leerasantana (14 months ago)
As of October 2022, it is still under renovation so some part is forbidden to visit. It is beautiful and peaceful. It is very big and still operating. It may take around 1 hours to check around but depend on individual interests. I walk from the city and I think it worth for a visit. It is extremely huge cemetery.
Fern Gleeson (15 months ago)
Well worth a visit, so many interesting gravestones and memorials. There are the graves of everyone from presidents to Olympians, and the way people are commemorated at different points in the 20th century makes it interesting from a historical perspective. The walk here through Kaptol is also nice, and you get good views of the Zagreb mountains. The cemetery is also pretty in autumn when the trees are changing colour.
Agnieszka (16 months ago)
What's going on with Croatia and putting fence everywhere? Wherever is a nice tourist spot you can't really walk everywhere and it's like this also here: cemetery has nice arcades which you can't use for walk, read what's on the wall or even take a nice picture cause... They're fenced off of course! Other than that: the place it's very nice, if you have a time in Zagreb for around 1 hour of walk you should definitely visit it! It's around two kilometres from the city center, going by foot was a good choice, the route was really nice and we could see a bit different part of Zagreb. Cemetery itself it's very beautiful and definitely worth visiting!
Bharathi Mani (20 months ago)
It's a beautiful cemetery with a very impressive facade. The towers from outside look very beautiful. The main structure got damaged during the earth quake and is worked upon. Many important Croatians are buried here. A very peaceful place to spend half an hour.
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