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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Nakid Wanderer (9 months ago)
This is a beautiful cemetery to see, it’s vast and seemingly sprawls on forever, featuring gorgeous architecture and crypts to enjoy. Sadly, there is significant damage to most of the buildings within the cemetery, so they are now blocked off to pedestrian traffic to avoid injuries. We wondered for hours and love every minute of our time there.
Divertimento (11 months ago)
Mirogoj Cemetery, located in Zagreb, Croatia, was established in 1876. Designed by architect Hermann Bollé, it showcases a blend of architectural styles including Neo-Renaissance, Secession, and Historicist elements. The cemetery is renowned for its beautiful arcades, chapels, and the central domed building. Mirogoj Cemetery serves as the final resting place for numerous prominent figures, including writers, artists, politicians, and scientists, making it a significant cultural and historical site in Croatia. Mirogoj Cemetery, a place of rest, Where loved ones come to pay their respects. Tombstones lined up in perfect rows, A peaceful haven for the souls of the departed. Here you'll find the famous and the unknown, Immortalized in stone forevermore. Their stories etched in marble and granite, A testament to a life that once was. Streets lined with trees, a serene ambiance, Where time seems to stand still for a moment. The silence is broken by the gentle breeze, Whispering memories of days gone by. Mirogoj Cemetery, a place of reflection, A place to ponder life's great mysteries. Here we come to find solace and peace, And to remember those we'll never forget.
Ermis Makis (12 months ago)
Very beautiful architecture (especially first impressions on the facade), serene walk in a less visited part of the city, surrounded by green. I believe everything being fenced (takes away part of the structures and charm) is a side effect of the latest earthquakes, but still. Worth a visit, deservs a good stroll!
Zuzana Orság (12 months ago)
One of the top places you must visit in Zagreb. Great architecture, lovely peaceful walk. Very impressive sight, one of the most beautiful cemeteries in Europe. Definitely worth to see
Jan Smith (12 months ago)
Said to be one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the world according to national geographic. I would agree. Well it's not exceptionally old, dating to the mid 1800s, the arcades are absolutely gorgeous. Unfortunately they have sustained significant damage during the earthquakes. The city has proposed finishing the arcade all the way around the cemetery, but the design for what they are proposing is absolutely ugly and does not at all match the beauty of this place.
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