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Galerija Mestrovic

Setaliste Ivana Mestrovica 46, Split 21000, Croatia
+385 21 340 803
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Galerija Meštrović houses the masterpieces of Ivan Meštrović carved in marble, bronze and wood. The house was built based on Meštrović's design (1931 - 1939), and was intended to be his family summer residence, working studio and exhibition space. It is surrounded by a Mediterranean garden which, with its bronze sculptures and the view of the sea and of central Dalmatian islands makes a unique example of landscape architecture.
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Setaliste Ivana Mestrovica 46, Split 21000, Croatia
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+385 21 340 803
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"ivan mestrovic"
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"wood carvings"
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"his life"
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"beautiful sculptures"
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"famous sculptor"
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"overlooking the sea"
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"summer home"
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"summer house"
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"each piece"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The galery/museum is in it self would need little more love and care. But the art is amazing. Mestrovic captures every detail of the human body in his sculptures and shows great emotions at the same time. Visiting this place was a recommendation from a...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed his work tremendously, both the sculptures in the garden and in the museum. Outstanding concept of the human body and understanding of suffering and joy, which comes out in every piece. Highly recommend.

Thank monvan
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We did not know anything about Mestrovic before visiting the gallery and a church down the street ( with his wood carvings) and were simply amazed by his sculptures. Also, it is a beautiful walk to the gallery along the sea shore and thru the...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

It's next to the big green hill, this is guy who made statues with the shine toe in center. Some very interesting sculptures, before entering on the right is huge one: one eye man.

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Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

We had never heard of Mestrovic before visiting Split. But we were very impressed with his sculptures. My two young children were very interested in learning more and spent a lot of time roaming around the large sculpted grounds drawing and taking everything in.

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Reviewed 9 January 2018

I think I had never heard of Ivan Mestrovic before preparing for the trip to Split. What a delight and surprise to discover a sculptor as powerful as Rodin! You will see his "Grigur Ninsky" just outside the north gate of Diocletian's palace. The Galerija...More

Thank Dallam
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

A 20+ minute walk from the palace, but the collection of Mestrovic's works makes a great impression. Marble, bronze, wood: he was versatile and prolific, and very talented. Admission to the gallery also gets you into the chapel down the road, with its large wood-panel...More

Thank James V
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Reviewed 16 December 2017

If only for the breathtaking views from the entrance of the Galleria. Spectacular! The art inside is very nice as well!

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Reviewed 29 November 2017

Ivan Mestrovic, Croatia’s greatest sculptor, worked prolifically for over 60 years, mainly producing powerful studies of the human figure in stone. Sometimes he worked on sculptures in wood, drawings, paintings or architecture. His last decades were in the USA. The Ivan Mestrovic Gallery in Split...More

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Reviewed 27 November 2017

I didn't know a lot about Mestrovic to be honest. I went there and lost it. Everything is lovely, the view is from a movie and it's not that crowded.

1  Thank AyelenBr
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GrandmaPCalgary
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Response from TexasLadyJane |
We took a taxi to the Mestrovic Gallery when we went there in may of 2016. It is a short ride from the Central area of Split. However, since it was a beautiful day, we took a pleasant 15 minute walk (slight downgrade... More
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