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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Carina Choulian (2 months ago)
Beautiful works of art. Quiet and inspiring.
Christina Marie (3 months ago)
A graveyard is usually not on my to-do list when on vacation, but this is not your average cemetery. It's absolutely gorgeous and a must see when in Zagreb. It would be remiss of anyone visiting the city to skip. It's the kind of place to wander around and get lost. Also, this is not a quick stop...give yourself at least an hour or more when visiting.
Frank Vandenbroucke (4 months ago)
The outer wall is beautifull and the highlight of the cemetary. We did get eaten alive by mosquitos there.
Michal Witkowski (4 months ago)
Worth a visit, wonderful arcades (damaged by an earthquake - currently unavailable - you can see it from a distance). Tomb of the first president of Croatia - Franjo Tudman.
Chris King (6 months ago)
Despite the main building being under repairs(perhaps from age, perhaps from earthquake), the actual cemetery itself is beautiful and quiet. May those that lay there rest in peace.
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