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Mimara, Zagreb

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The Mimara Museum is an art museum in the city of Zagreb, Croatia. It is situated at the Roosevelt Square, housing the collection by Wiltrud and Ante Topić Mimara. Its full official name is the Art Collection of Ante and Wiltrud Topić Mimara.According to Thomas Hoving, "Topic Mimara's hoard of masterpieces are 95 percent fakes produced by him and his hired forgers."Of the total of 3,700 varied works of art, more than 1,500 exhibits constitute permanent holdings, dating from the prehistoric period up to the 20th century. Some of the most famous exhibits include works by Lorenzetti, Giorgione, Veronese, Canaletto, 60 paintings by the Dutch masters Van Goyen, Ruisdael, 50 works by the Flemish masters Van der Weyden, Bosch, Rubens, Van Dyck, more than 30 by the Spanish masters Velázquez, Murillo, Goya, some 20 paintings by the German masters Holbein, Liebermann, Leibl, some 30 paintings by the English painters Gainsborough, Turner, Bonington and more than 120 paintings by the French masters Georges de La Tour, Boucher, Chardin, Delacroix, Corot, Manet, Renoir, Degas. The drawings collection holds some 200 drawings by Bronzino, Guardi, Claude Lorrain, Le Brun, Oudry, Greuze, Géricault, and Friesz. The museum was opened in 1987. The building itself originates from the 19th century, its conversion to a museum overseen by a Zagreb architect Kuno Waidmann; originally it served as a gymnasium.
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  • A spacious art gallery and museum, donated to the city by a local philanthropist, full of paintings and artefacts, cheap entry fee and very quiet. Some of the paintings are outstanding and the range o...  more »
  • Nice museum with a floor of art, one of artifacts of Europe and then one of Asia. Some nice things to see. Cost was ~40 kuna.  more »
  • This is a museum with different kinds of art. It is a complete museum that cares for pieces' conservation. The museum was almost empty of people in a thursday afternoon. On wednesdays, thursdays and f...  more »
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  • An interesting and eclectic collection, well labeled in English as well as Croatian. The collection of Christian material includes some lovely early Italian paintings several Throne of Wisdom sculptures and even three ampullae brought back by Pilgrims to the Holy Land. There are also English alabasters and a couple of 13th c English wood sculptures of saints. Also some nice impressionists paintings. Time well spent for me.
  • Good Museum to hide out in for a few hours. A wide range of arts and artefacts from around the world and the building itself is beautiful.
  • Good museum to visit. There are also events held here. Definitely worth a visit.
  • Great museum with a interesting history. The collection is quite large and diverse.
  • Mimara is a museum housing several art collections named after the nick name of controversial Croatian collectioner and art connoiseur Ante Topic Mimara. The glass collection on the ground floor is a must see as is the painting collection on the top floor providing one of the best and most comprehensive overviews of Western painting history. Do not miss the medieval icons and the Domenico Beccafumi's Tondo.