Meštrović Gallery

Price guide: Budget

Šetalište Ivana Meštrovića 46, Meje, Split, 21000

Price guide: Budget

Persephoni, bronze, 1946
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By Jane Foster, your Split expert

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Expert overall rating:4.7 out of 5
Value for money:
4.4
4.4
Recommended for:
Couples, Culture vultures, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Mature travellers, Art, Design and architecture, Escaping the crowds, Great views / scenery, History

Expert review of Meštrović Gallery

Discover the works of Croatia’s greatest 20th-century sculptor.

Overlooking the sea, 2 km west of the old town, this delightful villa was designed by Ivan Meštrović as his summer residence in 1931. When he died in 1952, he bequeathed all his properties to the state. It's one of my favourite places in Split, so peaceful and elegant, set in gardens above the coast. On display are almost 200 of Meštrović's sculptures and reliefs, both indoors and out. The entrance ticket is also valid for the Holy Cross Chapel in the 17th-century Kaštelet complex, 100 m down the road at Šetalište Ivana Meštrovića 39, where you can see one of Meštrović’s most moving works: a cycle of New Testament bas-relief woodcarvings.

Price advice: 

30 kunas.

Expert tips: 
The walk here is a pleasure in itself – follow the coastal road west of town past the ACI marina.
Alternatively, bus no. 12 covers the same route.

More information on Meštrović Gallery:

Price guide:
Budget
Type:
Architectural site, Art gallery, Museum
Address:
Šetalište Ivana Meštrovića 46, Meje, Split, 21000
Telephone:
021 340800
Website:
http://www.mestrovic.hr
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
May-Sep Tue-Sun 9am-7pm. Oct-Apr Tue-Sat 9am-4pm, Sun 10am-3pm.
Indoor/outdoor?:
Both

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