Mirogoj Cemetery

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Mirogoj Cemetery
Mirogoj - panoramio.jpg
Panoramic view of Mirogoj
Details
Established6 November 1876
Location
CountryCroatia
Coordinates45°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
TypePublic
Owned byCity of Zagreb
Websitewww.gradskagroblja.hr
Find a GraveMirogoj Cemetery
Mirogoj arcade

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[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; irreligious graves can all be found. In the arcades are the last resting places of many famous Croats.

History[edit]

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.[2] Architect Hermann Bollé designed the main building. The new cemetery was inaugurated on 6 November 1876.[3]

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.[4]

Unlike the older cemeteries, which were church-owned, Mirogoj was owned by the city, and accepted burials from all religious backgrounds.[4]

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.[5]

Notable interments[edit]

Memorials[edit]

  • 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[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 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.

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.tripadvisor.com.au/ShowUserReviews-g294454-d316812-r146556614-Mirogoj_Cemetery-Zagreb.html
  2. ^ Švigir 2010, p. 10.
  3. ^ Švigir 2010, p. 12.
  4. ^ a b c d e Švigir 2010, cited in Polić 2011
  5. ^ Kiš, Patricia (24 March 2020). "FOTO: NADREALNI PRIZORI S MIROGOJA Potres je izazvao milijunsku štetu: ugrožene su čuvene Bolléove arkade, a crkvi Krista Kralja prijeti urušavanje". Jutarnji list (in Croatian). Retrieved 3 March 2021.
  6. ^ "Milan Bandić pokopan na Mirogoju: Ispraćen uz pjesmu Pod brajde, okupilo se jako puno ljudi. Emotivne govore održali Ljubo Jurčić i Jelena Pavičić Vukičević". Dnevnik.hr (in Croatian). 3 March 2021. Retrieved 3 March 2021.
  7. ^ Švigir 2010, p. 38.
  8. ^ Švigir 2010, p. 64.
  9. ^ Švigir 2010, p. 71.
  10. ^ "Arsen Dedić pokopan na Mirogoju". Slobodna Dalmacija (in Croatian). 25 August 2015. Retrieved 27 August 2020.
  11. ^ "Umro Rajko Dujmić: Legendarni glazbenik podlegao teškim ozljedama nakon nesreće". Jutarnji list (in Croatian). 4 August 2020. Retrieved 30 October 2020.
  12. ^ Švigir 2010, p. 34.
  13. ^ a b Švigir 2010, p. 60.
  14. ^ Švigir 2010, p. 27.
  15. ^ Švigir 2010, p. 35.
  16. ^ Švigir 2010, p. 78.
  17. ^ Švigir 2010, p. 81.
  18. ^ Maximilian Njegovan Archived 2011-07-18 at the Wayback Machine
  19. ^ Švigir 2010, p. 77.
  20. ^ Švigir 2010, p. 36.
  21. ^ Švigir 2010, p. 32.
  22. ^ Švigir 2010, p. 53.
  23. ^ Švigir 2010, p. 37.

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