Mirogoj Cemetery, Zagreb
Updated: Oct 28
Looking like a fortress with it's cupolas and majestic arcades, Mirogoi Cemetery is one of the most beautiful cemeteries in Europe dating back to 1876.
A major attraction in Zagreb, not only is it a burial place but a beautiful park and open art gallery. Walking through the arcades you can see where Croatia's famous nobility, politicians, poets, sports figures and artists are buried.
It's majestic on the outside but calm and peaceful in the inside. It's arcades and Christ the King's Church are under major renovation at the moment.
Some of the heavy damage most recent from the 5.5 earthquake in March of 2020. I would love to return to see it after being restored in all it's glory again.
I have a love for these beautiful cemeteries in Europe and enjoy the peace and tranquility felt walking through them. It amazes me the money spent on the tombs and mausoleums and the beautiful works of art that accompanies them. Such a tribute and act of love for the deceased.
I arrived late in the evening to visit Mirogoi. It was raining off and on, windy and cold. The fall leaves were blowing across my path and chestnuts were falling from the tress as I walked. Luckily, I had my umbrella to keep my head safe! There was nobody around this time of night and the light was perfect for photographs. The solitude was so nice and a great place for me to take a deep breath, pray, and express my gratitude.
I have always planned to have my ashes thrown off the Na Pali Coast in Kauai, Hawaii when I die. I'm now thinking what a great idea to have my friends spread my ashes in all the magnificent cemeteries throughout Europe. It's a beautiful thought.