The former summer villa of famed Croatian sculptor and architect Ivan Meštrović, this 1930s building is now a gallery dedicated to his creative output, with sculptural works and sketches indoors and more sculpture outdoors in the garden overlooking the sea. Exhibits include pieces in wood, marble, and bronze, with an emphasis on religious themes. Nearby, at Šetalište Ivana Meštrovića 39, is the 16th-century Kaštelet, a Renaissance-style summer residence, which Meštrović bought after completing work on his own villa. In Kaštelet’s Holy Cross Chapel you can see the artist’s enchanting “Life of Christ” reliefs, a cycle of wood carvings that he created between 1916 and 1950. Entrance to Kaštelet is included in the price of the ticket for the main gallery.
Šetalište Ivana Meštrovića 46
Our Rating Hours May–Sept Tues–Sat 9am–7pm; Sun 10am–7pm; Oct–Apr Tues–Sat 9am–4pm; Sun 10am–3pm; closed Mon and holidays Phone 021/340-800 Prices Admission 30k Web site Meštrović Gallery
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