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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
+385 21 340 803
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Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

If you like sculpture then the Mestrovic gallery is a must see in Split. The house overlooking the sea is stunning and the sculptures are beautifully set within the space. It's usually fairly quiet so you can enjoy and appreciate the art. We have visited...More

Thank RHilaryW
Reviewed 16 June 2017

The building is in a great location with a fine view from the balcony. It is not a large museum but is well stocked with fine sculpture. We had not heard of the artist but his work compares favorably to Rodin's.This is a must see...More

Thank slhokie
Reviewed 16 June 2017

As an art lover, I was excited to find out that Croatia's most well known scupturer trained under Rodan. His work is good, but it's not Rodan. The museum is small and very pretty (it's housed in what was built as his summer house). It...More

Thank Alizapedsem
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Located at a distance of a nice promenade from Old Split, the gallery gives a reasonable - not vast - image of Mestrovic' art. Don't miss the Kashtelet with its wooden panel artworks.

Thank KHH1958
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Loved the gallery and the work space down the street. Nice staff, and great little museum. would definitely recommend

Thank jessica b
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

We were delighted with this small museum which occupies the sculptor's former seaside mansion on the Adriatic. The sculpture within, and on the grounds outside, are entirely wonderful. Ivan was clearly a genius. The Meštrović Gallery is a peaceful and relaxing break from the crowds...More

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Reviewed 1 June 2017

We walked out here from the Old City (bit of a hike) and it gave us a chance to see another part of Split. We loved it! If you want an authentic experience, you have to go away from it all. However, when we got...More

Thank Anonymous855
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Mestrovic was a student of Rodin and is one of the most celebrated artists of Croatia. Sculptures are stunning and beautifully displayed in the artist's summer home on the banks of the Adriatic just outside the town. The gardens and chapel display some of his...More

Thank 15ann250
Reviewed 23 May 2017

If you are at all interested in Art, suggest a visit here. It is a little out of town - we took a taxi there ( which was quite pricy - taxis seem to be in Split) and then walked back, which suited our aging...More

Thank grayfam
Reviewed 20 May 2017

A great place to go to get away from the buzz of Diocletian's Palace. In a greener part of Split, quite a long walk! Get precise directions! Didn't see any children or tour groups. Spent a relaxed hour and a half in this villa and...More

Thank FinchleyLass
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28 April 2015|
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