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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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  • Quite honestly, hubs and I ducked in to escape the heat of day, but ended up enjoying the art displayed in the Mimara Museum. We aren't huge art fans, but can appreciate good works and have had the op...  more »
  • Beautiful collection donated to the Croatian capital, at a price more than affordable (5 euros). Those who decide to spend a period in Zagreb cannot but go and visit this wonderful Museum. Recommended!
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  • The museum has great works of art in many forms, including paintings, sculpture and other artifacts. They are arranged in order that makes sense floor by floor and room by room. My main interest is th...  more »
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  • Great museum named by Mrs Mimara who as give the cites all of his own collection from all of the world. Sometimes in the museum is performance of lot of people any kind of artists, musicians, etc...
  • Would be great if skaters could jump down the stairs again in front of the main entrance.
  • A treasure trovecto explore and enjoy. Requires more than one visit
  • So extensive, the free audio guide was made really well, I could easily spend a whole day here and still not see it all. Well worth the money, and it's not expensive either.
  • There is plenty to see besides a couple of Renoir's. And the place is often practically deserted, so there will be no queue in front of the 4th century BC pottery shards either.

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