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Ivan Mestrovic Gallery
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 24 April 2014

We decided to visit the Mestrovic Gallery after seeing many of the artist's sculptures scattered through Split.
We were not disappointed. Mestrovic's works are quite striking, He is particularly skilled at expressing emotions through his depiction of fingers and hands. The Gallery is not large and will take about one full hour to enjoy. And the walk from Diocletian's Palace to the Gallery is easy and pleasant.

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Reviewed 11 April 2014 via mobile

It is worth going here for the setting alone. The view overlooking the sea is stunning. It's a ten minute stroll from the harbour or a 12 bus ( though that's only hourly). The galleries are beautifully laid out and the sculpture is very moving. Mestrovic was a contemporary and friend of Rodin and was obviously as talented.

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Reviewed 6 February 2014

A delightful building overlooking the water filled with impressive sculpture. Out of the main town but we walked there comfortably and enjoyed a swim at the beach below. Very peaceful and no other visitors at the time. Good shop and well situated coffee shop (but had no cakes or biscuits when we visited).

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Reviewed 23 December 2013

For all visitors to Split, the museum is a don't miss proposition. The museum is located in his house overlooking the Adriatic with excellent views of the offshore islands.It's a walk from the harbor (15 minutes or so) or a short taxi ride. Mestrovic is the most famous Croatian sculpter and did the American Indian sculptures in Chicago's Grant Park. As with Rodin, the hands are emphasized in many of his works on exhibit. Those there are representative of his work throughout the years, including the time he spent in America. Also included in the admisssion is the family chapel with his stations of the cross and the central crucifix. Quite a value for a few kuna.

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Reviewed 23 November 2013

The museum is the house where Mestrovic lived and is located with a wonderful view to the sea. The sculptures themselves are interesting -- sensuous and at times violent, melancholy and agonizing. The mystery part about this museum is the total lack on information on the exhibition floor. It is as if they don't expect anybody to be terribly interested in Mestrovic's art. Probably should read up on him before going.

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