St. Ana Cemetery (Osijek, Croatia)

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

About the cemetery

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. 

There are many graves of notable citizens at the cemetery, such as: Adolf Waldinger (a famous Osijek painter), Ante Slaviček (the most important Osijek architect), Pajo Kolarić (an early Croatian composer for the tamburitza instrument) and the grave of  Gilming-Hengl, where you can observe a sculpture of Jesus Christ, the work of the famous sculptor Frano Kršinić.

Most of people buried at the cemetery are of Croatian nationality but also of Serbian, German and Hungarian nationality. Religion that is presented in the cemetery is Christianity. About 90% Catholic and about 10% Orthodox.

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 approved by the Ministry of Culture of Croatia and Osijek's Conservation department that forbids the change of visual identity of the cemetery and protects its tombstones.

Basic data

Number of graves: 10.096
Cemetery size: 53.933 m2
Cemetery type: Municipal


Domagoj Vinaj
Phone: 00385-31-272-655