located on top of the old town (gornji grad),
mirogoj cemetery is the croatian père lachaise.
hermann bollé, the austrian architect who designed the cemetery with its pavillion and arcades in 1879, wanted to create a "town of the dead",
a resting place for some of the most famous croatian people
(artists and politicians)
and hundreds of croatian citizens,
gathering all religious and irreligious graves.