Žale Cemetery

Žale Cemetery information

Location
Ljubljana , Slovenia
Address
Med Hmeljniki 2
Telephone
+386 1 1 420 17 00
Getting there
Bus: 2, 7 or 22 to Žale
More information
www.zale.si
Opening hours
7am-9pm Apr-Sep, to 7pm Oct-Mar
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This cemetery, some 2km northeast of Tabor, is Ljubljana’s answer to Père Lachaise in Paris or London's Highgate. It is 'home’ to a number of Slovenian actors, writers, painters and a certain distinguished architect – Gospod Plečnik himself – but is best known for the ornamental gates, chapels and colonnades designed by the architectural master in 1940. There are also the graves of Austrian, Italian and German soldiers from both world wars and a small Jewish section.