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On this small hill called Koraničev brieg, there is a picturesque cemetery known as the Ivanec cemetery. The name of the hill comes from the neighboring village of Koranići, and it is located along the road that offers a beautiful view of the surroundings.

One unusual building dominates the larger, eastern part of the cemetery. It is a picturesque chapel that does not serve sacred purposes. It is interesting that previous research has not been able to reveal much information about this chapel, so it is not known exactly when it was built and what purpose it served. The secret of its history is still undiscovered.

One of the significant facts about this cemetery is its connection with the parish church of St. Mary Magdalene. It is believed that the cemetery was once located near that church, but the reign of Joseph II in the 18th and 19th centuries brought changes. Joseph II made reform decisions by which he determined that cemeteries should be removed from the vicinity of churches and moved outside the settlements. Therefore, it is considered that the cemetery in Ivanec was moved to its current location at that time.

Today, the Ivanec cemetery is an important monument of local history and a place where many generations of the people of Ivanec are laid to rest. Visitors can walk the paths of this peaceful place and pay tribute to those who shaped the history of this area.