Mirogoj Cemetery
Mirogoj Cemetery
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  • Moniaits
    London, United Kingdom1,657 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Useful to read the history before visiting.
    Walk her from our hotel - about 40 minutes. Unfortunately, as previous reviewers have mentioned, all the surrounding buildings are fenced off due to damage suffered during the 2020 earthquake. Wikipedia has a very good article about the history of the cemetery and is useful in understanding the set up.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 October 2023
  • nicki c
    Pontefract, United Kingdom103 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting and worth the effort
    Peaceful and informative walk around this central cemetery. Memorials for public officials, those lost in the 1990 homeland war and WW2 German soldiers. I walked the 45 minutes from central Zagreb and back which was also interesting. You could get the bus if you prefer.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 24 April 2024
  • Berke Ayrancıoğlu
    Graz, Austria614 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Away from the center but nice
    Zagreb is a small city but the cemetery is far away from the center. I would suggest visiting the cemetery only if you have extra time in the city. The distance is walkable but there should be public transport too. There are interesting tombstones and the architecture of the buildings is remarkable.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 17 May 2024
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Berke Ayrancıoğlu
Graz, Austria614 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Zagreb is a small city but the cemetery is far away from the center. I would suggest visiting the cemetery only if you have extra time in the city. The distance is walkable but there should be public transport too. There are interesting tombstones and the architecture of the buildings is remarkable.
Written 17 May 2024
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118mikkid
London, UK10 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Probably the worst rip off trip in zargreb. Could not determine how to get here despite asking loads of.people at the train station...nobody seemed to know. Ended up paying 35 euros to a taxi driver to get there. It's quite a distance from the centre. The place has fallen into decrepitude and there seems to be some attempts at restoration. It's a lovely peaceful location but a very expensive walk with the dead.
Written 28 April 2024
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nicki c
Pontefract, UK103 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Peaceful and informative walk around this central cemetery. Memorials for public officials, those lost in the 1990 homeland war and WW2 German soldiers. I walked the 45 minutes from central Zagreb and back which was also interesting. You could get the bus if you prefer.
Written 24 April 2024
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Moniaits
London, UK1,657 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Walk her from our hotel - about 40 minutes. Unfortunately, as previous reviewers have mentioned, all the surrounding buildings are fenced off due to damage suffered during the 2020 earthquake. Wikipedia has a very good article about the history of the cemetery and is useful in understanding the set up.
Written 5 October 2023
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CatharineB
Ottawa, Canada1,625 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
For a relatively small city like Zagreb, the scale of the cemetery was impressive and massive, it never seemed to end and covers almost seven (7) acres . It is located on a hill above the city, from the center about 10 minutes by bus. The arcade was closed for restoration. The old part is a picturesque park with interesting ancient monuments. Some of the inscriptions on the monuments are in Latin (Croats), some are in Cyrillic (Serbs). The entrance is free. Open all daylight hours.

According to our guide Iva, the cemetery suffered significant damage from the last earthquake. All arcades were fenced in. She mentioned that it's going to take a few years to repair. A few supporting beams with auxiliary roofs can also be seen on the portal. I didn't see any builders. The building was remarkable and huge from the outside. We learned that the famous 20th-century Croatian sculptors Ivan Meštrović and Ivan Rendić designed many of the finest gravestones at Mirogoj.

Designed by Hermann Bollé, the architect responsible for Zagreb’s Cathedral, Mirogoj cemetery covers a vast area that stretches up towards the base of Medvednica.

Eight pavilions were built on the south and four on the north side of the entrance. There’s an entryway after the forth pavilion followed by smaller arcades spanning to the east with four additional, also smaller, pavilions.

As the arcades were being built, many important historical figures were transported there from their original resting places, be it the old city graveyards that were closing or other parts of the country and Europe. Due to the number of important figures buried there, Mirogoj is sometimes referred as the Pantheon of Croatian History.

Unfortunately, we could not walk through the tiled arcades tiled that appear to stretch on into infinity, past an endless succession of memorials and flowers. The arcades were all closed due to damage from the 2020 earthquake. We could easily see the cracks in the ceiling and foundation.

Written 14 June 2023
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Dan Maarek
Tel Aviv, Israel16,000 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
We were in Zagreb with an organized tour so we had a guide and the chance to get some explanations on the interesting parts of this cemetery.
I'd say that without these and unless you like to stroll between tombs (may be for the quiet and silent atmosphere) the time taken for this visit might be better used elsewhere in Zagreb.
Yes, the architecture is well worth of your time but visiting a cemetery might not be everyone's first choice.
Your decision.
Written 28 May 2023
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Dick Z
Bangkok, Thailand3,810 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
The Mirogoj cemetery is listed as one of the nicest in Europe, and it certainly can compete with those other famous places like Highgate cemetery in London, Père Lachaise in Paris and Novodevichi in Moscow. The weather was fitting to the place, a bit cold and raining. The area is vast, but it is enough to walk a few blocks to get an idea of the place. If you have the time it is certainly worth a visit. There are a few bus lines that go up there from the center.
Written 24 April 2023
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5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
It was nice to visit it, but it is not so special. But since I was staying downtown it was a nice walking (5km) to there. You can see a lot of Zagreb during the walk.
Written 7 March 2023
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Chubb
Coventry, UK502 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
This place is fascinating, the architecture is stunning both in the detail and scale and it really makes for a nice stroll and interesting views as well as a great back story.
Written 5 December 2022
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gazzamuppet
Farnham, UK438 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Took the tram here to this old, but still in use, cemetery. We came at the right time of year. Most tombs are 'family' ones. Didn't realise that All Saints Day was a public holiday. Traditional people come to clean and decorate the tombs, leaving flowrs and candles.
We visited a couple of days after. There were beautiful flower displays everywhere.
Written 16 November 2022
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