|Established||6 November 1876|
|Owned by||City of Zagreb|
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The Mirogoj City Cemetery (pronounced [mîrɔɡɔːj], Croatian: Gradsko groblje Mirogoj), also known as Mirogoj Cemetery (Croatian: Groblje Mirogoj), is a cemetery park that is considered 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; irreligious graves can all be found. In the arcades are the last resting places of many famous Croats.
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.
Unlike the older cemeteries, which were church-owned, Mirogoj was owned by the city, and accepted burials from all religious backgrounds.
On 22 March 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, Zagreb was hit by a 5.5 magnitude earthquake that caused significant damage across the city, including the damage on the famous arcades of the Mirogoj cemetery.
- Zlatko Baloković (1895–1965), violinist
- Milan Bandić (1955–2021), longest-serving mayor of Zagreb
- Ena Begović (1960–2000), actress
- Hermann Bollé (1845–1926), architect
- Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić (1874–1938), writer
- Ferdinand Budicki (1871–1951), automotive and air travel pioneer of Zagreb, introduced cars to the city
- Krešimir Ćosić (1948–1995), basketball player and coach, member of both the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and FIBA Hall of Fame
- Tošo Dabac (1907–1970), photographer
- Arsen Dedić (1938–2015), singer-songwriter and composer
- Dimitrija Demeter (1811–1872), Greek–Croatian who played a major role in the movement for the national awakening of the Croatian nation
- Filip Deutsch (1828–1919), nobleman and industrialist
- Julio Deutsch (1859–1922), architect and co-owner of the architecture studio Hönigsberg & Deutsch
- Janko Drašković (1770–1856), nobleman, national reformer, politician and poet
- Rajko Dujmić, songwriter and composer (1954–2020)
- Hugo Ehrlich (1879–1936), architect
- Aleksandar Ehrmann (1879–1965), industrialist, philanthropist and diplomat
- Ljudevit Gaj (1809–1872), co-founder of the Illyrian movement
- Leo Hönigsberg (1861–1911), architect and co-owner of the architecture studio Hönigsberg & Deutsch
- Hosea Jacobi (1841–1925), Chief Rabbi of Zagreb
- Miroslav Krleža (1893–1981), writer
- Oton Kučera (1857–1931), astronomer
- Zinka Kunc-Milanov (1906–1989), famous soprano
- Svetozar Kurepa (1929–2010), mathematician
- Ante Kovačić (1854–1889), writer
- Vatroslav Lisinski (1819–1854), composer
- Vladko Maček (1879–1964), politician
- Savić Marković Štedimlija (1906–1971), publicist
- Antun Gustav Matoš (1873–1914), writer
- Andrija Mohorovičić (1857–1936), sismologist
- Edo Murtić (1921–2005), painter
- Vladimir Nazor (1876–1949), writer
- Maximilian Njegovan (1858–1930), Commander-in-chief and admiral of the Austro-Hungarian Navy
- Slavoljub Eduard Penkala (1871–1922), inventor
- Dražen Petrović (1964–1993), basketball player, member of both the Naismith and FIBA Halls of Fame
- Milka Planinc (1924–2010), first and only female prime minister of Yugoslavia
- Vladimir Prelog (1906–1998), Nobel prize-winning chemist
- Petar Preradović (1818–1872), poet
- Stjepan Radić (1871–1928), leader of the Croatian Peasants Party
- August Šenoa (1838–1881), writer
- Ivica Šerfezi (1935–2004), singer and politician supporter of Croatian Peasant Party
- Ivan Šubašić (1892–1955), last Ban of Croatia
- Milka Ternina (1863–1941), famous soprano
- Franjo Tuđman (1922–1999), the first president of Croatia
- Vice Vukov (1936–2008), singer and politician
- Tin Ujević (1891–1955), poet
- Emil Uzelac (1867–1954), head of the Austro-Hungarian air force
- Ivan Zajc (1832–1914), composer
- Monument to Fallen Croatian Soldiers in World War I (1919)
- Monument to the children from the Kozara mountain
- 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
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 every 20 minutes during the cemetery's opening hours. A less frequent line, 226 (every 35–40 minutes), also starts from Kaptol by the same route, but continues further east to Svetice terminal, directly connecting to the Maksimir Park.
Antun Gustav Matoš's grave
Andrija Hebrang's grave
August Šenoa's grave monument
Memorial to the Bleiburg repatriations
Bruno Bušić's grave
Monument near Edo Murtić's grave
Eugen Kumičić's grave
Hermann Bollé's grave
Ivo Kerdić's grave
Matija Ljubek's grave
Mirko Rački's grave
Petar Preradović's grave
Rudolf Perešin's grave
Stjepan Radić's grave
Monument to the July victims
Dražen Petrović's grave
Franjo Tuđman's grave
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- Švigir, Mihovil, ed. (2010). Mirogoj (PDF). Zagreb Tourist Board. ISBN 978-953-228-055-5. Retrieved 26 February 2017.
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