St. Ana Cemetery, Osijek, Croatia

Cemetery of St. Ana in Osijek, Croatia was founded in 1748. Mainly it was founded because because of increased number of deaths caused by plague that struck the city of Osijek.

St. Ana cemetery is a gallery of sculptures, some of which are masterpieces of famous Croatian sculptors whose works can also be seen in front of the UN building in NYC or Int. Labor Organisation in Geneva. The cemetery is an encyclopaedia of Osijek's history flooded with beautiful tombstone architecture and many graves that are of notable citizens. Most of them are of Croatian nationality but also of Serbian, German and Hungarian. Religion that is presented in the cemetery is Christianity. About 90% Catholic and about 10% Orthodox.

At the cemetery of St. Ana in Osijek you can find graves of this notable citizens: Adolf Waldinger, a famous Osijek painter, Ante Slaviček, the most important Osijek architect, Pajo Kolarić, an early Croatian composer for tamburitza (instrument) and the grave Gilming-Hengl, where you can observe a sculpture of Jesus Christ, the work of the famous sculptor Frano Kršinić.

Considering time and reason of cemetery establishment as well as development, visual identity, tombstone architecture and significant people buried at this cemetery, it is definitely a history encyclopaedia for this part of Europe.

There is a program that forbids the change of visual identity and protects tombstones which is approved by the Ministry of Culture of Croatia and Osijek's Conservation department.

Basic data

Number of graves: 10.o96

Cemetery size: 53.933 m2

Cemetery type: Municipal

Contact

Domagoj Vinaj

Email: vinaj@ukop-osijek.hr  

Phone: 00385-31-272-655

Map


Photos

You can see photos of the cemetery in this album.