Mirogoj CemeteryCurrently Closed
- Address: Mirogoj 10, Zagreb, Croatia
- Timings: 06:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
- Phone: +3851-4581222
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Historical Site, Memorial, Monument, Cemetery, Architecture , Tomb
Ljudevit Gaj, a major Croatian linguist commissioned one of Zagreb’s leading architects, Herman Bolle, to build him A Town of The Dead. And so this Neo-Renaissance wonder was born in 1879, with the construction of some magnificent arcades and a chapel when you visit, it doesn’t feel like you’re entering a graveyard, but a citadel. The architecture emphasizes balance and symmetry, and the beauty doesn’t stop at the building. Many important Croatians, Austro-Hungarians and Yugoslavs have been interred here, and their tombs are architectural marvels in their own right. The monuments to fallen soldiers are no less incredible. Peaceful, enchanting and solemn, the cemetery is one of Zagreb’s proudest possessions.
- The best time to visit the graveyard is on All Saint’s Day, when family members all come to decorate the graes of their loved ones with flowers.
- Bus nr. 106 (Kaptol – Mirogoj – Krematorij).
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87.89% of people who visit Zagreb include Mirogoj Cemetery in their plan
07 AM - 08 AM
66.67% of people start their Mirogoj Cemetery visit around 07 AM - 08 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Mirogoj Cemetery
92.89% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Mirogoj Cemetery
The biggest and most epic cemetery I've seen in my life. There are normal graves and also soldier memorials, it's completely quiet there and almost no people. After walking there for 30 minutes or so, my friend and I were just quiet as we were taking it all in. Take the bus from Kaptol (right next to the cathedral), from there it takes about 15 minutes to get to the cemetery.
A beautiful, quiet place. I always like to visit cemetary when I’m at a new city as it’s always an honor experiencing how everyone unites in commemorating their loved ones with such beautiful monuments. This was one of the more beautiful cemetaries.
One of the highlighted Landmark of Zagreb is this extra ordinary Mirogoj Cemetery. This is my first time to see such beautiful architectured cemetery with all these long Arcades and lots of Copulas. The fascinating architecture of the entrance Facade and its big Copula is royalty, then contrasted by its green living ivy plants that almost cover the entrance walls is undiscribably beautiful. It has a very wide park well landscaped and the graveyard is extremely full of interesting sculptural Figures of Angels and remarkable religious stone formations. It is really worth seeing! The cemetery is owned by the city not by the church, all kinds of religious burials are tolerated and are allowed to be buried in this place.
The cemetery is absolutely stunning, but there were so many mosquitoes we had to leave after a few minutes. An Uber was just as cheap as the bus (30 kuna)
Its serenity is only matched by its sheer size. A little out of the way but bus connectivity is great so definitely worth a couple hours of your time.