Mirogoj cemetery and sightseeing tour

  • Approximate duration: 04:00 HRS
Mirogoj cemetery in Zagreb

If you have your own vehicle or if you need us to arrange one for you (we can provide a car, a minivan or a bus) we can combine panoramic tour, tour of the famous Mirogoj cemetery and sightseeing tour. The panoramic tour by a vehicle will show you the highlights of Zagreb’s Lower Town. We’ll be driving by the Mimara museum that hosts more than 3500 pieces of art collected by Ante and Wiltruda Topić Mimara, Museum of Arts and Crafts, 19th century neo-baroque building of Croatia National Theatre and the headquarter of the biggest University in Croatia –Zagreb University. We will continue our drive passing through Zagreb’s Green Horseshoe, sequence of 8 connected parks and squares, where you will get the chance to see one of the stops on the route of the famous Orient Express train –Zagreb’s main railway station and the hotel which was originally built for its passengers – the Esplanade Hotel. Just in front of the train station, on the square named after Tomislav, the first Croatian king, behind the statue carrying his name, you will see the breathtaking Art Pavilion.

After the panoramic tour, our first stop will be Mirogoj cemetery. Known as one of the most beautiful European cemeteries, Mirogoj was designed in late 19th, early 20th century by Hermann Bolle, architect also famous for the restoration of Zagreb’s Cathedral. Mirogoj is more than a cemetery – it is also an open air gallery where you can see beautiful statues and impressive old arcades.

Some of the most important people in Croatian history rest in peace at Mirogoj cemetery, and it is a cemetery where people of all religions and various nations are buried. Walk through the old arcades takes around 30 minutes.

Our second stop, after the visit to Mirogoj is either Zagreb’s Cathedral or the Upper Town. There we will continue our walking tour and the visit of two historic settlements – Kaptol and Gradec – from which Zagreb developed. On Kaptol, you will not only learn about the biggest Cathedral in Croatia and Croatian Catholic Church, but you will also get a chance to discover our picturesque farmers’ market Dolac. After crossing the border between the two hills, today the loveliest walking street in Zagreb, we will climb up to Gradec and enter the old city core through the only preserved medieval gate, the Stone Gate.

In Gradec, you will get a chance to see the center of Croatia’s political power, Parliament and Government buildings, as well as St. Mark’s Church with its famous colored roof, the baroque church of St. Catharine’s and 13th century Lotrščak tower. In order to get to the final point of the tour, there is an option to use Zagreb’s Funicular, originally built in 1890, and known as the shortest funicular in Europe. Final point of the tour is Zagreb’s main square – Ban Jelačić Square.

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  • this is a private tour, price on application

(The price includes: The price includes service of a licensed tour guide and driver, car, transportation costs. Food and drinks are not included in the price.