Mirogoj cemetery as one of the most beautiful cemeteries in Europe is not only a burial place but also a beautiful park and an open art gallery.
Mirogoj cemetery with its majestic arcade topped by a string of cupolas looks like a fortress from the outside, but feels calm and graceful on the inside.
Herman Bollé designed the cemetery with its 500 meters long line of neo-renaissance arcades with 20 domes.
Walk through the cemetery’s lanes and you will see a touch of many other artists, sculptures by Ivan Meštrović, Antun Augustinčić, Dušan Damonja and Edo Murtić. Enjoy a relaxing stroll as you can soundly hear birds chirrup and feel gentle breeze among the densely planted trees.
You will notice all religions are respected here and get a hint of Croatian history by finding:
- The Monument to Fallen Croatian Soldiers in World War One
- The Monument to the Yugoslav National Hero
- Memorial Cross to Croatian Home Guard Soldiers
- Monument to the Victims of Bleiburg and the Way of the Cross
- German military cemetery and
- Wall of Pain (monument to Croatian victims of the Croatian War of Independence).
How to get to Mirogoj?
Taxi or UBER is always an option.
- EkoTaxi, tel:+3851 1414 (charge 2,49 kn/call), start 8,80 kn, drive 6 kn/km
- TaxiCammeo, tel:+3851 1212 (charge 2,50 kn/call), start 6 kn, drive 6 kn/km
- RadioTaxi, tel:+3851 1717 (charge 2,50 kn/call), start 10 kn, drive 6 kn/km
- UBER, Get UBER or download app [Apple], [Google], [Microsoft]
- Take the bus N°106 from the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Mirogoj (it takes approximately 15 minutes and costs 10 kn).
- You can also take tram N°14 from the main square heading to Mihaljevac and get out at the fourth stop (Gupčeva zvijezda) than you climb up Mirogojska street to Mirogoj (approximately 1 km).
For more information go to [Wikipedia] or [Zagreb tourist board]