April 30, 2021
- The historical complex of Mirogoj Cemetery is one of the seven most endangered monuments and European cultural heritage sites in Europe for 2021, for which the European Investment Bank (EIB Heritage Grant) will be provided in the amount of up to 10.000 Euros, as a support in rescuing and rebuilding an individual endangered locality.
This is a list of the seven most endangered monuments and European cultural heritage sites in Europe for 2021, published in early April this year by Europa Nostra, as a European civil society voice dedicated to cultural and natural heritage, together with partner European Investment Bank Institute.
Thanks to the inclusion in the list of the seven most endangered European cultural heritage sites for 2021, the construction of additional facilities in the Mirogoj cemetery is planned, such as an underground garage and promenade on the arcades - with the support of “recovery” programs and collaboration with EU institutions, together with the City of Zagreb and the Ministry of Culture and Media.
A construction renovation project in value of HRK 97 million was also submitted for co-financing
As part of the Call for Grants Implementation of measures for the protection of cultural heritage damaged in the earthquake on March 22, 2020 in the City of Zagreb, Zagreb Holding - City Cemetery subsidiary reported a complex of Mirogoj arcades and the Church of Christ the King for structural renovation. The estimated value of the construction renovation project is HRK 97 million plus VAT. A tender has also been launched for the demolition of the towers at the Church of Christ the King, so that the church can obtain a use permit for church rites and visitors.
A tender for the project documentation for the complete renovation of the Mirogoj arcades is also being prepared. The project documentation includes a detailed survey of the existing condition, detailed conservation studies, research works on the condition of the structure and the preliminary, main and detailed design, based on which the final amount of costs and the estimated duration of works on the complete renovation of the arcade complex and the Church of Christ the King.
We would like to remind you that after the earthquake in March last year, the Mirogoj arcades were fenced off for security reasons, and access to the arcades and the Church of Christ the King was not allowed until further notice.
In order to enable citizens to inspect the damaged grave sites to which access is currently prohibited, a link to a virtual walk through the Mirogoj arcades
has been posted on the City Cemeteries website.
There is also a link to a virtual walk through the Church of Christ the King
which, like the Mirogoj arcades, is a protected zero-category cultural monument.