Muzej Mimara
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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An eclectic personal art collection that may or may not contain fakes of the old masters.
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E8224QZgloriam
Bothell, WA47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
A joy to wander among the masters.....with rarely another person in sight. The top floor exhibits paintings primarily from the 12th to the 20th centuries. French, Spanish, Italian, and Flemish/Dutch and a display of medieval Russian icons. Familiar masters well represented!
The pieces are well organized and well displayed in a beautiful old mansion.
This museum is a gem!
Written January 17, 2020
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Chasing The Donkey
Croatia436 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Family
This museum is inexpensive, and we found it the perfect rainy thing to do with a 6-year-old. Lots of things to see - yet no too much that he was bored. Be sure to connect to the free app for info on the museum's pieces.
Written April 21, 2019
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New Leibniz
Boca Raton, FL33 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This museum was fascinating, because it was so different from those you see almost everywhere else in Europe. Walking unhindered through rooms with few or no tourists, instead of dealing with packed crowds and overzealous security guards made a visit here a relaxing break. A few days later our guide from the excellent Zagreb City Tours told us that some experts had concluded that many, if not all of their Old Master paintings are fakes. (If you Google "Van Gogh in Mimara" you'll find that they once found a previously unknown Van Gogh painting in their basement! We all know how easy it is to overlook things in our basements if we haven't cleaned it out for awhile...) But if, like us, you're not art experts, you won't know the difference between authentic paintings and fakes anyway and you'll enjoy the change of pace here. If you are an art expert, you'll probably have fun trying to figure which, if any, of the paintings are indeed fakes. So, the museum is definitely worth seeing, partly because it's located on the downtown "horseshoe" that has other museums and attractions that you'll probably be visiting anyway, and it only will only take a couple of hours of your time.
Written January 2, 2011
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niccoleandrea
placentia3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Scotch tape on a real Raphaello Santi? No security in any room with Renoir ? I am trying to research of these paintings are real or if Mimara just stole my money to see great fakes.
Written December 20, 2010
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New Leibniz
Boca Raton, FL33 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2012 • Couples
A second visit to this museum reinforced our view that this museum is fascinating not only because of its exhibits, however interesting that they are, but also because of its history. Google "Mimara Fakes" and you'll find a number of very interesting stories about this museum and its place in the history of southern Europe. I previously reviewed this museum, and in spite of a subsequent reviewer's skepticism (and naiveté about this part of Europe) about whether or not displays of fake paintings would be permitted in Zagreb, the art experts at the New York Times and elsewhere disagree. Croatia is a wonderful, friendly, colorful place with a complex history. In many ways, a visit to this museum will greatly help a visitor experience this history.
Written October 30, 2012
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PdxTraveller994
Portland, OR43 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Business
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 weird fakes and clumsy restorations that make this collection particularly bizarre. Don't know why the guidebooks all recommend the place when it's a laughingstock of the art world.
Written July 1, 2014
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predrag v
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Solo
Fake. Fake. Fake. Mimara was thief,cheater,falsificator.Art historians and experts,from the beginning ignored this collection, allegedly made up of artworks of Michelangelo, Boticelli, Velasquez, treating it as a fake and essentially second-class.
Written July 18, 2017
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KontikiLondoner
Valencia, Spain151 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Business
It is an impressive, indeed imposing building. That's the main point. Before you go Google the "donator" of the collection Anton Topic Mimara. there is a good article on the site about looted art. An amazing story which really makes you wonder how he convinced the government to spend so much on the building. Fakes? Over restored? a bit of this, a bit of that? A museum of curiosity rather than a cultural flagship. It is usually virtually empty but it does have a nice café with an outdoor courtyard. On a tight schedule in Zagreb, give it a miss; like those bizarre places with a dark back story then visit.
Written March 28, 2016
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Mark
Edinburgh, UK31 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Couples
Don't waste your time and money that is all I have to say. It's full of tat you might find in an ageing relatives house and the paintings are held together with sellotape.
Written March 25, 2016
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Ticolover
Klamath Falls, OR444 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Couples
Lovely collection of paintings, sculpture, glass, porcelain & artifacts spanning centuries in a wide variety of media.

After fighting huge crowds in the Rijk museum in Amsterdam last year to view original Rembrandts & Vermeers, it was almost unnerving to stand so "up close & personal & alone" with original works of Rubens, Rembrandt, Goya, Velasquez, Manet, Degas, Seurat, Renoir and more.

This collection is well worth seeing - admission is quite reasonable.

Architecture of the building is charming and we were lucky to be there during a piano recital held in the second floor grand hall. Classically trained young musicians whose serious talent was amazing reminded me that this sort of culture still has a strong presence here and I wish I could say the same for home.

Great art, artifacts, architecture combined with wonderful classical piano music wafting through the halls without any crowds made for an excellent experience.
Written May 9, 2015
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