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Mimara Museum, 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, overseen by a Zagreb architect Kuno Waidmann, and it served as a gymnasium.
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  • Excellent collection of art displayed in a beautiful building. The paintings on the top floor were superb. 
  • Don't bother going to this museum. Most of the exponents are fakes. Spend your time visiting some other museums. 
  • In Piazza Roosevelt not far from Piazza Tito, in a neo-Renaissance building with a beautiful flowery garden front, the Mimara is a container for many works of art. Opened as the "Louvre" in 1987 year in which Zagreb hosted the University Games, thanks to the donation of a wealthy patron name Ante Topić Mimara collector. The show follows a chronological order and features pieces by Raphael, Goya, Rubens and other great artists. There have been controversies over the years, there are rumors that some works would be copies, according to some, could come from business not properly cleaned, the fact is that if you love art you can not visit it.
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  • Mimara museum is a wonderfully curated museum which offers a unique view on the rich and varied art collection with works of the ancient world as well as of the European art from the early Middle Ages to the 20th century. One can also rent the space for various dinners and parties. I've attended a wedding hosted in the museum and was blown away by the decor and the ambiance.
  • Famous museum with arts collected and donated by Ante Topić Mimara. The museum is named after him.
  • Wonderful museum. 😄😄
  • It is one of Zagreb biggest museums and very characteristic when visiting the city. The exhibition itself is no big deal, even if you had visited other european museums. You can acquire an audio guide in different languages.
  • Great exibitions