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“Brilliant - you must go here if you go to Croakia”
Review of Froggyland

Froggyland
Ranked #22 of 161 things to do in Split
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Dear visitors, with all our efforts to work on Christmas Market in Split this winter, considering small number of tourist in town, we are forced to reopen our exibition in summer of 2017. We look forward to see you again in warm summer days! Your Froggyland
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“Brilliant - you must go here if you go to Croakia”
Reviewed June 14, 2013

We happened upon this little gem of a museum one evening and it was well worth it - probably the highlight of our trip to Croatia.

It's a fascinating exhibition of, well, stuffed frogs! To cut a long story short, about a hundred years ago, a very rich, very eccentric gentleman of leisure - with a frog full of lakes - used his taxidermy skills to stuff frogs and create elaborate set pieces which reflect life at that time as seen through the eyes of well-off Croat. The scenes are very varied and include a circus, some rather brutal dentistry, a rowdy classroom, a boat race and drunks being thrown out of a tavern. The attention to detail is amazing and there is a very sophisticated humour behind it all.

The exhibition is housed in a charming old cinema and our guide was superb. The entry fee was unbelievably cheap, and as we were the only ones there we got top class service - being guided through each exhibit by the curator himself. His passion and enthusiasm for the collection made it all the more special and it was truly fascinating.

I am not a fan of taxidermy, but you must bear in mind that this is something created a long time ago when attitudes to such things were very different. This is a real glimpse in to the life of a very individual figure from Croatia's past and was quite wonderful. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

Visited June 2013
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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“Brilliantly strange”
Reviewed June 10, 2013

Not very much publicised and unpromising looking entrance, but totally worth seeking out. Fascinating, hilarious, just surreal basically. We loved it - and the attendant was such a nice guy. I felt a bit sorry for the frogs until I realised they had achieved immortality of a kind. Describing it can't really communicate the experience, though it has to be said that it is lots of stuffed (real) frogs.

Visited June 2013
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“This was a surprise”
Reviewed June 5, 2013

Lot of frogs, everywhere... Frog with a guitar, with knife... not for all... You must have an open mind when going there...

Visited June 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Strangely brilliant”
Reviewed June 1, 2013 via mobile

A must see in Split! In a nutshell, it's over 500 hundred year old stuffed frogs playing out scenes from the early 20th century. This exhibition is on for a limited time only so be sure to pop in while you can. The guy who ran the place was extremely helpful, enthusiastic and informative.

Visited May 2013
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“A unique attraction!”
Reviewed June 1, 2013

If you want something a little different stop by Froggyland. 507 taxidermied frogs which are more than a hundred years old. The caretaker was really informative and the scenes were strange but intriguing

Visited May 2013
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