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Mirogoj Cemetery
Mirogoj Cemetery
Mirogoj - panoramio.jpg
Panoramic view of Mirogoj
Details
Established6 November 1876
Location
CountryCroatia
Coordinates45°50?06?N 15°59?10?E / 45.835°N 15.986°E / 45.835; 15.986Coordinates: 45°50?06?N 15°59?10?E / 45.835°N 15.986°E / 45.835; 15.986
TypePublic
Owned byCity of Zagreb
Websitewww.gradskagroblja.hr
Find a GraveMirogoj Cemetery

The Mirogoj City Cemetery (pronounced [mîr:j], Croatian: Gradsko groblje Mirogoj), also known as Mirogoj Cemetery (Croatian: Groblje Mirogoj), is a cemetery park that is considered[1] 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 Croats.

History

Mirogoj arcade
Christ the King Church from inside the cemetery

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.[2] Architect Hermann Bollé designed the main building. The new cemetery was inaugurated on 6 November 1876.[3]

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.[4]

Unlike the older cemeteries, which were church-owned, Mirogoj was owned by the city, and accepted burials from all religious backgrounds.[4]

On 22 March 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, Zagreb was hit by a 5.5 magnitude earthquake that caused significant damage across the city, including the damage on the famous arcades of the Mirogoj cemetery.[5]

Notable interments

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-Medveak 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 further east to Svetice terminal, directly connecting to the Maksimir Park.

Gallery

See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.tripadvisor.com.au/ShowUserReviews-g294454-d316812-r146556614-Mirogoj_Cemetery-Zagreb.html
  2. ^ ?vigir 2010, p. 10.
  3. ^ ?vigir 2010, p. 12.
  4. ^ a b c d e ?vigir 2010, cited in Poli? 2011
  5. ^ Ki?, Patricia (24 March 2020). "FOTO: NADREALNI PRIZORI S MIROGOJA Potres je izazvao milijunsku ?tetu: ugro?ene su ?uvene Bolléove arkade, a crkvi Krista Kralja prijeti uru?avanje". Jutarnji list (in Croatian). Retrieved 2021.
  6. ^ "Milan Bandi? pokopan na Mirogoju: Ispra?en uz pjesmu Pod brajde, okupilo se jako puno ljudi. Emotivne govore odr?ali Ljubo Jur?i? i Jelena Pavi?i? Vuki?evi?". Dnevnik.hr (in Croatian). 3 March 2021. Retrieved 2021.
  7. ^ ?vigir 2010, p. 38.
  8. ^ ?vigir 2010, p. 64.
  9. ^ ?vigir 2010, p. 71.
  10. ^ "Arsen Dedi? pokopan na Mirogoju". Slobodna Dalmacija (in Croatian). 25 August 2015. Retrieved 2020.
  11. ^ "Umro Rajko Dujmi?: Legendarni glazbenik podlegao te?kim ozljedama nakon nesre?e". Jutarnji list (in Croatian). 4 August 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  12. ^ ?vigir 2010, p. 34.
  13. ^ a b ?vigir 2010, p. 60.
  14. ^ ?vigir 2010, p. 27.
  15. ^ ?vigir 2010, p. 35.
  16. ^ ?vigir 2010, p. 78.
  17. ^ ?vigir 2010, p. 81.
  18. ^ Maximilian Njegovan Archived 2011-07-18 at the Wayback Machine
  19. ^ ?vigir 2010, p. 77.
  20. ^ ?vigir 2010, p. 36.
  21. ^ ?vigir 2010, p. 32.
  22. ^ ?vigir 2010, p. 53.
  23. ^ ?vigir 2010, p. 37.

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