Mirogoj Cemetery

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Mirogoj Cemetery
Mirogoj Cemetery Front.jpg
Main entrance at Mirogoj
(Inscription: To the King of Ages Whom Everything Lives)
Details
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

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

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]

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 farther east to Svetice terminal, directly connecting to the Maksimir Park.

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