Galerija Mestrovic, Split

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Galerija Mestrovic presents sculptures, drawings, and architectural plans of one of Croatia's most prominent artists of the 20th century. Meštrović's Art Nouveau sculptures have achieved worldwide fame and are featured in numerous cities from Zagreb and Bratislava to Ottawa, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. Take a guided tour or browse through the gallery to see marble statues, bronze portraits, and oil paintings, among numerous other art forms. You'll see religious works, as well as details from the artist's personal life. Arranged by theme across two floors, the exhibits present some 100 pieces from the full collection--which is around 1,000. Use our Split holiday planning app to visit Galerija Mestrovic on your trip to Split, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Amazing architecture. The master also knew the place. A short walk beneath the villa are magnificent embossed cuttings in such a monastery with a view of the sea. We also visited the mausoleum of the Mestrovičova parents. This is but elsewhere. The Villa acts as if Meštrovich ran out of somewhere and the moment returns. The options in the questionnaire did not offer the term I was there. A few years back. But probably there has not changed much.
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  • Get a table down by the marina, enjoy music and a cold drink, sit and people watch. He might be great, but very little of his works worth seeing are on exhibit here.  more »
  • A bit off the beaten track and out of old Split but the sculptures in both the grounds and the house are amazing  more »
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  • A rather small, but impressive gallery, filled with inspiring works by the artist. A visit in the off season means you might have the place to yourself, but you may also have to wait for the caretakers to turn on lights and open windows. No big deal, as they were very courteous and willing to talk about all the artists life work. The chapel is especially unique and has a fantastic story (dating back centuries). Inside, the wood carvings are a must-see, but take your time to notice the difference between the styles of each piece--noting the different times in which they were created. This is a true gem of Split and worth taking an hour or two to explore.
  • Mestrovic is the Croatian Michelangelo. He built an amazing palace overlooking the sea for him and his family. The sculpture collection is invaluable.
  • Beautiful place. Great artist whose life and work are very motivational. You must see this place if you're visiting Split. I strongly recommend to pay the guide guy to hear more about him and his work.
  • Marvelous museum and my new sunglases :)
  • Great place on a rainy day or just to get out of the sun, 'I have just notice' on the Free Split tourist map that they have put this Gallery on the Wrong place. On one side of the map you can find Mestrovic Galley as number 14, if you where to go there you would find yourself at the President Hotel. On the other side of the map you will find the President Hotel listed under number 14 which is in fact where the Mestrovic Gallery is. It is worth a few hours of time to explore the gallery and there is a cafe to rest your feet's once you have been round it. There is a Museum just along the road from it and also nearby beaches, so it is in an area you could spend the whole day exploring. From the Riva seafront in Split you can catch a number 12 bus which drops you off near the gallery, if walking from the Riva allow at least 20/30 minutes it is a nice walk along the prom pasting lots of bars and cafes.
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