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Mimara Museum

Rooseveltov trg 5, Zagreb, Croatia
385 1 48-28-100
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$38*
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Zagreb Walking Tour
78%
Ranked #22 of 62 Attractions in Zagreb
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Owner description: An eclectic personal art collection that may or may not contain fakes of the old masters.
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Oslo, Norway
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

The Museum contains a large collection of paintings and is situated in a central spot and easy accessible. Also the area in front of the Museum building contains a very well kapt garden even in September. As far as I remember there were three floors with gallery-rooms and a wide selection of different painters. Since my knowledge of Art is... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

very good place, full of history, Three floors of history, photographs, objects and parts of nations, peoples and cultures. It is interesting to see such a large. impressive collection

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Lisbon, Portugal
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51 reviews 51 reviews
46 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The flowers outside the museum are beautiful and the interior art is precious and well worth a visit.

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Rijeka, Croatia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I really liked this museum because of it's collection. It contains glass collection, Japanese and Chinese art, paintings made by Degas, Manet... I think that people must be aware that Croatia has not money to invest in paintings or to buy new ones in some auction. To conclude this outstanding museum according to Croatians standards.

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Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The Mimara is located across the street from the Westin Hotel and is easily accessed by the tram if you are not within walking distance. There are three floors of treasures, starting on the first floor with a fabulous sculpture reclaimed from the sea. Don't miss the masters on the top floor. Allow a couple of hours to see everything.

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Doha, Qatar
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174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

What makes Zagreb a satisfying city to visit is the presence of so many high quality museums. The Mimara Museum is housed in an amazing late Victorian Palace set on a generous lawn in an area of museums and other cultural landmarks. In addition to Old Master European paintings, there are Greek, Roman and Egyptian collections as well as a... More

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Wroclaw, Poland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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118 reviews 118 reviews
25 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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