Mirogoj Cemetery

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Mirogoj Cemetery
Mirogoj Cemetery Front.jpg
Main entrance at Mirogoj
Details
Year established 6 November 1876
Location Zagreb
Country Croatia
Coordinates 45°50′06″N 15°59′10″E / 45.835°N 15.986°E / 45.835; 15.986Coordinates: 45°50′06″N 15°59′10″E / 45.835°N 15.986°E / 45.835; 15.986
Type Public
Owned by City of Zagreb
Website www.gradskagroblja.hr
Find a Grave Mirogoj Cemetery
Mirogoj arcade

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The Mirogoj Cemetery (pronounced [mîrɔɡɔːj]) is a cemetery park that is considered[1] to be among the more noteworthy landmarks in the City of Zagreb. The cemetery inters members of all religious groups: Catholic, Orthodox, Muslim, Jewish, Protestant, Latter Day Saints and irreligious graves can all be found. In the arcades are the last resting places of many famous Croatians (and Austro-Hungarians and Yugoslavs).[who?]

History[edit]

The cemetery was created in 1876 on a plot of land owned by the linguist Ljudevit Gaj. Architect Hermann Bollé designed the main building. The construction of the arcades, the cupolas, and the church in the entryway was begun in 1879. Work was finished in 1929.

Notable interments[edit]

Memorials[edit]

  • Monument to Fallen Croatian Soldiers in World War One (1919)
  • Tomb of the People's Heroes (1968)
  • Memorial Cross to Croatian Home Guard Soldiers (1993)
  • Monument to the Victims of Bleiburg and the Way of the Cross (1994)
  • German military cemetery (1996)
  • Monument of the "Voice of Croatian Victims - Wall of Pain" (to Croatian victims of the Croatian War of Independence)

Location and access[edit]

It is located today in the Gornji Grad - Medveščak city district, on Mirogojska Road and Hermann Bollé Street.

ZET bus line 106 runs between the cemetery and the Kaptol bus terminal in the heart of Zagreb.

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