Mirogoj cemetery

Mirogoj is the central cemetery in Zagreb with a unique posthumous architecture. However, Mirogoj is also a beautiful park and an outdoor art gallery. Due to the large number of prominent people buried, Mirogoj is also called Croatian Pantheon.

 

Mirogoj is the central cemetery in Zagreb with a unique posthumous architecture. However, Mirogoj is also a beautiful park and an outdoor art gallery. Due to the large number of prominent people buried, Mirogoj is also called Croatian Pantheon. In recent decades, Mirogoj is unavoidable tourist destination of Zagreb. Mirogoj is a huge complex of large spatial and visual value, of its urban location, complete spatial concepts, architecture, arcades and churches, as well as individual buildings or designing graves, gallery sculptures of many of our artists, the refined sense of horticultural environment design. Apart from great architecture, Mirogoj is a monument to tolerance, what can be proud of very small number of towns. The cemetery was divided by religions on an equal fields with the prohibition of the construction fence. The magnificent series of Mirogoj dome rising above the city carries equal religious characteristics: Catholic cross, Orthodox cross, the Jewish star; and domes are different and form - the semicircular Catholic and Orthodox slightly pointed. An excellent choice of location contributes to the importance of Mirogoj as urban motifs - city of the dead is placed opposite and above the city of living - city of the dead dominates the town of living.

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