Mirogoj – one of the oldest and the most beautiful cemeteries of Europe.
Park-cemetery Mirogoj is one of the most famous and most visited sightseeing of Zagreb city.
Mirogoj was opened in 1876 on the area, which belonged to a famous linguist and journalist Ljudevit Gaj.
Project of the main building of the Cemetery Temple, arcades and the Peter and Paul’s Chapel were projected by Herman Bolle.
The construction itself started in 1879, and it stretched for 50 long years. In according with the plan of architect, Mirogoj is now looking like a fortress, opened for every incoming.
Arcades and pavilions of cemetery are the real pieces of architectural art in the open air.
Many tombstones belong to the hand of famous sculptors – Ivan Meštrović, Antoine Avgustinčić, Dusan Damon and Edo Murtic.
In the arcades of the Mirogoj cemetery are placed the family crypts of famous people from Croatia and Austria-Hungary (which included Croatia for a long time); there rest in peace writers and poets, actors and composers, politics and entrepreneurs, the Nobel Prize laureates and even the first president of Croatia – Franjo Tuđman; there are the graves of people of different religions and destinies.
On the Mirogoj is also found the German military cemetery; monuments for Croatians, who died during the First World War; monuments for the national heroes of Yugoslavia; monuments for the victims of Croatian War for Independence.
Mirogoj cemetery – a bright, calm and picturesque place not far away from the city centre, where is nice to leisurely walk in a quietness and placidity, to think about the transience of life and its real values, about the history of past years, to look at the surrounding reality from another point of view.
The entrance to the Mirogoj cemetery is free for everyone
Cemetery Mirogoj open for visitors from 6:00 to 20:00
The address of Mirogoj cemetery Aleja Hermanna Bollea 27, 10000, Zagreb
Mirogoj cemetery on Zagreb map