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Mirogoj Cemetery

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Established  6 November 1876
Country  Croatia
Owned by  City of Zagreb
Founded  6 November 1876
Owner  Zagreb
Location  Zagreb
Type  Public
Phone  +385 1 4696 700
Mirogoj Cemetery
Address  Aleja Hermanna Bollea 27, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia
Hours  Open today · 7:30AM–6PMTuesday7:30AM–6PMWednesday7:30AM–6PMThursday7:30AM–6PMFriday7:30AM–6PMSaturday7:30AM–6PMSunday7:30AM–6PMMonday7:30AM–6PM
Burials  Franjo Tuđman, Hermann Bollé, Dražen Petrović
Similar  Krematorij, Mirogoj‑A, Remete, Gupčeva zvijezda, Mirogoj

Mirogoj cemetery

The Mirogoj Cemetery ([mîrɔɡɔːj]) 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; irreligious graves can all be found. In the arcades are the last resting places of many famous Croatians.


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

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.

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

Notable interments

  • Zlatko Baloković - violinist
  • Hermann Bollé - architect
  • Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić - writer
  • Ferdinand Budicki - automotive and air travel pioneer of Zagreb, introduced cars to the city
  • Krešimir Ćosić - member of both the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and FIBA Hall of Fame
  • Arsen Dedić - singer-songwriter and composer
  • Dimitrija Demeter - a Greek Croatian, who played a major role in the movement for the national awakening of the Croatian nation
  • Filip Deutsch - nobleman and industrialist
  • Julio Deutsch - architect and co-owner of the architecture studio Hönigsberg & Deutsch
  • Janko Drašković - Croatian noble, national reformer, politician and poet
  • Hugo Ehrlich - known architect
  • Aleksandar Ehrmann - known industrialist, philanthropist and diplomat
  • Ljudevit Gaj - co-founder of the Illyrian movement
  • Leo Hönigsberg - Croatian architect and co-owner of the architecture studio Hönigsberg & Deutsch
  • Hosea Jacobi - Chief Rabbi of Zagreb
  • Miroslav Krleža - writer
  • Oton Kučera - astronomer
  • Svetozar Kurepa - mathematician
  • Ante Kovačić - writer from Hrvatsko Zagorje
  • Vatroslav Lisinski - composer
  • Vladko Maček - politician, co-signatory of the Cvetković-Maček Agreement
  • Savić Marković Štedimlija - Montenegrin-Croat publicist.
  • Antun Gustav Matoš - writer
  • Edo Murtić - painter
  • Vladimir Nazor - writer and first President of People's Republic/Socialist Republic of Croatia
  • 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
  • August Šenoa - writer
  • Ivan Šubašić - last Ban of Croatia
  • Franjo Tuđman - the first president of Republic of Croatia
  • Vice Vukov - singer and politician
  • Tin Ujević - poet
  • Emil Uzelac - head of the Austro-Hungarian air force
  • Ivan Zajc - composer
  • Memorials

  • 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

    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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