Zagreb and Environs Travel Guide

Zagreb and Environs Sights

Mirogoj Cemetery

  • Aleja Hermanna Bollea 27 Map It
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Published 05/20/2009

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A satisfying if somber little outing can be had by catching Bus 106 or 226 on Kaptol, in front of the Zagreb Cathedral, and riding it about 10 minutes to the fifth stop, Arkade. Designed by architect Herman Bollé and opened in 1872, Zagreb's most celebrated cemetery is set on a hillside north of downtown and features an imposing entrance: a long, massive brick wall topped by a row of striking green cupolas. Just behind this is the black-marble grave of Franjo Tuđjman, the man who served as Croatia's first president after the nation declared its independence from the former Yugoslavia. This lovely parklike cemetery, marked by paths lined with towering horse chestnut trees and by more black marble graves than you can count, is the final resting place for those of many creeds, from Roman Catholic and Serbian Orthodox to Jewish and Muslim.

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Aleja Hermanna Bollea 27, , 10000, Croatia

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Published 05/20/2009


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