Kozala Cemetery Rijeka has been a city utility object since 1872, and since then the Book of Burials keeps record of all the deceased persons.
Characteristics of the CemeteryKozala Cemetery is the oldest communal cemetery in Rijeka and in Europe right after Vienna, Budapest and London. The writings and last names on the graves are in several languages: Croatian, Hungarian, Italian, French, English, German and Latin. Since the beginning it was open to different religions: Catholics, Orthodox, Protestants, Jews.
Cultural heritage of Kozala CemeteryCultural-historical heritage of Kozala Cemetery in Rijeka is enlisted as a cultural property in the Registry of cultural properties of the Republic of Croatia on the List of precautionary protected properties by the Decree of the Ministry of Culture – Cultural Heritage Protection Office of the Conservational Department in Rijeka, since 10 October 2001.
By the Decree of the Ministry of Culture - Cultural Heritage Protection Office since 23 March 2006, it is enlisted in the Registry of cultural properties of the Republic of Croatia – List of protected cultural properties.
- Mausoleum Whitehead, built in 1900, is the biggest and the grandest mausoleum in the entire cemetery. It is situated on a prominent position, on the highest point of steep, karst terrain. It was built according to a project of a Trieste architect Giacomo Zammatio. The investor Robert Whitehead was a wealthy industrialist and a well-know torpedo manufacturer.
- Mausoleum Gorup was built in 1882, according a project by the sculptor Ivan Rendić. Josip Gorup, a prominent entrepreneur and salesman in Rijeka, was the investor.
- Mausoleum Manasteriotti was built in 1884 according to Ivan Rendić`s project.
Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia has included mausoleums Manasteriotti, Gorup and Whitehead under its precautionary protection since 2011
KD Kozala Ltd Rijeka provides services at City of Rijeka through maintenance of cemeteries and funeral and masonry services. It is responsible for eight cemeteries: Kozala, Trsat, Central City Cemetery Drenova, Donja Drenova, Gornja Drenova, Zamet, Draga and Sv. Kuzam. We have been a full member of ASCE (Association of Significant Cemeteries of Europe) since 2004.
Points of interest
Cemetery ContactsAddress: Petra Kobeka bb, 51000 Rijeka, Croatia
KD Kozala ContactsKomunalno društvo Kozala d.o.o. Rijeka
Address: Braće Hlača 2/a, 51000 Rijeka, Croatia
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