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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Dan katz (14 months ago)
This is the most impressive and beautiful cemetery I have ever seen and I saw a lot of them.
Amich 29 (14 months ago)
The cemetery is awesome! I’m not exaggerating when I say it is the most beautiful and impressive building of all Zagreb. You can take the bus 226 from the city centre and it’s only 10-15 minutes. The entrance is free and the cemetery is so big. Not only the building is beautiful but also many of the graves and monuments they have inside.
Adrián Garrido Agenjo (14 months ago)
Is sad to say this but the best place in all Croatia is a cemetery. The place is amazing, really Big and with a lot of greats views of the palace. You can take a pleacent walk through it and enjoy the arquitecture. Every graveyard has its own style and there are burried a lot of important people of Croatia. Really recomended for turism but always with the respect of being in a cemetery.
Styliani Ioanna Tzertzeveli (17 months ago)
The only cemetery you'll probably enjoy visiting and want to visit again. Especially on the 1st of November, all saints day, you might notice that everyone visits this place (there's also free public transport to the cemetery from the capitol), it's definitely worth a visit. Breathtaking scenery and definitely unique.
Anshul Raja (18 months ago)
It’s worth the schlep to this magical place. It’s quite out of this world. The architecture is stunning and a walk around the cemetery gives you an indication of the juxtaposition of the starkness of communism and the richesse of the art nouveau. STUNNING
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