The Mirogoj Cemetery (pronounced ) is considered to be one of the most beautiful cemetery parks in Europe and, because of its design, numbers 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.

History

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
  • Krešimir Ćosić - Member of both the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and FIBA Hall of Fame
  • Stjepan Đureković - Croatian businessman and assassination victim
  • Ljudevit Gaj - Co-founder of the Illyrian movement
  • Rudolf Horvat - historian
  • Miroslav Krleža - famous writer
  • Oton Kučera - gifted astronomer
  • Vladko Maček - Co-signatory of the Cvetković-Maček Agreement
  • Savić Marković Štedimlija - Montenegrin-Croat publicist and Ustaša cooperator
  • Antun Gustav Matoš - writer
  • Maximilian Njegovan - Commander-in-chief and admiral of the Austro-Hungarian Navy
  • Dražen Petrović - Member of both the Naismith and FIBA Halls of Fame
  • Vladimir Prelog - Nobel prize-winning chemist
  • Petar Preradović - poet
  • Stjepan Radić - Leader of the Croatian Peasants Party
  • Franjo Tuđman - The first president of Republic of Croatia
  • Tin Ujević - poet
  • Emil Uzelac - Head of the Austro-Hungarian air force
  • Vladimir Nazor - First President of People's Republic/Socialist Republic of Croatia
  • Ivica Račan - 7th Croatian Prime minister, long time leader of Social-Democrats
  • Pavle Tvrtković - Croatian architect, political writer, spokesperson and patriot
Memorials
  • Monument to Fallen Croatian Soldiers in World War One (1919)
  • Monument to the Yugoslav National Hero
  • 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.

Building Activity

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