Mirogoj Cemetery


Mirogoj is the biggest achievement of Croatian sepulcher architecture and considered one of the most beautiful European cemeteries. Before Mirogoj cemetery was opened, the dead were buried in other cemeteries in Zagreb, depending on their place of residence, religion or class. During the 1860's, according to newspapers, small cemeteries were overcrowded and a new cemetery was necessary. In 1876. Zagreb had 24.000 citizens and 10 cemeteries - over 2.000 citizens on one cemetery. The most important cemetery before Mirogoj was Jurjevsko cemetery on Upper Town, where burials were held between 1622. and 1876. Click here for further information

 

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