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Mirogoj Cemetery, Zagreb
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Mirogoj Cemetery features elaborate arcades, pavilions, and tombs. The architect Hermann Bollé designed the main building in 1876, which was finished in 1929. Admire the entrance, which is overgrown with ivy and looks like a citadel welcoming visitors. Walk the cemetery's lanes and look for the final resting places of many famous Croatians, as well as Austro-Hungarians, and Yugoslavs. The cemetery is also home to many sculptures by famous Croatian artists, such as Ivan Mestrovic and Antun Augustincic. Using our custom trip planner, Zagreb attractions like Mirogoj Cemetery can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Do not miss this gorgeous cemetery. It is on the edge of town but easily reached by bus. Due to the many conflicts Croatia has been in, there are thousands of family crypts all beautifully tended. It ...  more »
  • If you stop in Zagreb at least 3 days, a visit to the monumental cemetery Mirogoj is a must. By bus you can reach in about 20 minutes from downtown 106; located at the foot of Mount Medvednica, built in the late 19th century at a time when in Zagreb there were several smaller cemeteries. The arches and domes are on of the great architect Hermann Bollé who designed the renovation of the Cathedral and other important works in the Croatian capital, as the arts and Crafts Museum. Between lights, shadows, shapes and architectural balance, the sense of peace and artistic class exudes from the earliest moments, regardless of your beliefs: no ethnic or religious boundaries or restrictions in Mirogoj, we simply all equal in the face of death. There are buried several personalities regardless of their religion: Rudolf Lubinski, Art Nouveau architect, Miroslav Krleža, one of the greatest Croatian writers, Oton Kučera astronomer, Edo Murtić painter, Stjepan Radić, leader of the peasant party, Dražen Petrović basketball player, Svetozar Kurepa, mathematics, and among the last large disappeared Arsen Dedić, songwriter and poet not only important for the Croatian people. The advice is to happen the night of the first of November, the cemetery is exceptionally open and a river of lights arranged to celebrate the day of the dead offers one of the most evocative. The crematorium also called Valley of peace is situated just outside Zagreb and deserves to be visited. Finally a mention at Memorial grande Vojin Bakic, for children of Kozara, killed barbarously by the fascist regime of the Ustasha.
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  • Beautifully situated cemetery. The hilly wooded surroundings and the tranquillity makes for an almost mystical experience. We visited the cemetery the day after all souls ' day and found a huge sea of flowers. Everywhere candles too. In combination with the bright fall colors a fantastic experience.
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  • The main Zagreb cemetery with beautiful architecture on the main entrance with Mirogoj arcade. It's not only a Christian but a cemetery for all religious groups. As a tourist place it's definitely worth a visit!
  • One of the most beautiful cemeteries in the region. It is known especially for arcades - the part in which the famous Croatian people are buried, often in very peculiar graves. Certainly a place worth visiting during a visit to Zagreb.
  • The prestige cemetery in Zagreb. Most of the historical figures are buried there. Lovely designed and really nice for a peaceful walk.
  • We didn't really know about this landmark until a local friend told us about it. At first, we thought it was a bit creepy to be going around a cementery... but there are some very impressive tomb tones, not entirely sure how respectful this may be... but there were plenty of other tourists as well. Lots of historical and important people buried here.
  • The Mirogoj Cemetery 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 and irreligious graves can all be found. In the arcades are the last resting places of many famous Croatians.