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Mimara Museum

Rooseveltov trg 5, Zagreb, Croatia
385 1 48-28-100
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Ranked #26 of 70 attractions in Zagreb
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Description: An eclectic personal art collection that may or may not contain fakes of the old masters.
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Wroclaw, Poland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I'm giving this museum 2 stars, because of the very cool Croatian Apoxyomenos, the restored statue of an athlete, that is housed here. Otherwise, the museum contains a weird mis-mash of old glass, uninspired decorative art, and alleged old masters with scotch tape stuck to them. (Yes, scotch tape! Stuck to oil paintings!) I wish I'd done more research before... More

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Portland, Oregon
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The only reason the Mimara doesn't deserve a 1 star is because it houses the gorgeous classical Greek sculpture brought up from the sea. That work, though, had nothing to do with the infamous Mimara. It's a well-known fact in art history that that his attributions of the paintings he collected to famous artists are wishful thinking, but it's the... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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104 reviews 104 reviews
23 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Mainly ancient artifacts and religious art; clearly the collection of a collector who collected everything old rather than concentrating on any particular aspect. Not all the descriptions were translated into English althogh some were

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This is apparently the collection of one man, opened relatively recently, although it has the feeling of a well-established national museum. The main attraction is the collection of paintings on the second floor. No particularly famous works, but plenty of interest. A lot of the paintings are 'school of' or 'attributed to' rather than autograph, but are definitely worthy of... More

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Split, Croatia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Mimar Museum is located in the center of the city, close to many other cultural and educational institutions. It offers a view of the rich and diverse art collection with works of the ancient world as well as the works of European art from the early Middle Ages to the 20th ct. A special section consists of works of arts... More

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Zagreb, Croatia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

This museum is located in the most beautiful museum in Zagreb, but his long-time display of the old times became a bit boring, the museum hosts rarely organize new exhibitions and interesting content

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Birmingham England
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

In walking distance from the town centre, containing interesting pieces and beautiful paintings. There is also a very useful guide on wifi for use on your mobile phone instead of an audio tour.

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Los Angeles, California
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

For a city of its size, Zagreb boasts a great number of fascinating museums, Mimara being one of them; quite a good selection of art and artifacts makes this attractions definitely worth a visit.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

The museum is located in the lower town, walking distance from the centre. It contains a private collection of art donated to the people of Zagreb. There are a good variety of paintings from Flemmish, Dutch and German Artists along with a variety of other works. When we visited there was an exhibition by a Croatian artist.

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Tucson, Arizona
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283 helpful votes 283 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

We started by the third (top) floor with the paintings, our main interest. The most beautiful ones were not necessarily from the big names except an incredible Bosch - easily missed because tiny. The light is not always in the right place to enjoy the paintings, you have to move a lot to adjust / remove the glare. The second... More

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