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Museums and galleries of Split

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Split is the cultural, historical and economic center of Dalmatia. If you are interested in history and culture, you are in the right place because the sights are an indispensable part of this city. There is something for everyone on our list.

 

1. Museum of Croatian Archaeological Monuments - is one of the oldest Croatian museums and is the only museum in Croatia established with the task of researching, collecting and studying the remains of material and spiritual culture of Croats from the Middle Ages, from VII. to XV. century. The museum contains a large number of examples of various jewelry, weapons and objects of everyday use, as well as a large number of stone monuments.


2. Museum of the City of Split - a cultural institution located in the Gothic-Renaissance Palace Papalić. It has an important function in promoting the cultural identity of Split. The museum also has a valuable archive and a significant library fund.

 

3. Archaeological Museum Split - the oldest museum institution in Croatia, contains about 150,000 archaeological objects divided into collections. Significant is the collection of stone inscriptions from Salona then the collection of Greek Hellenistic pottery, Roman glass, ancient clay lamps, bone and metal objects. The museum keeps a large collection of ancient and medieval coins and has a significant library and archive fund.

 

4. Ivan Meštrović Gallery - mostly marble sculptures are placed in it, the dining room has retained the original character of the artist's home in which Meštrović's furniture, several paintings and bronze portraits of family members are placed. The large exhibition hall on the east side of the ground floor is dedicated to sacral sculpture, an important theme of Meštrović's art.


5. Ethnographic Museum Split - located next to the Peristyle. The museum is unique due to the fact that the museum space is located on the site where in the 4th century were the imperial chambers, or bedrooms of Emperor Diocletian. It contains valuable ethnographic collections that show us the former life of the people of Split, the islanders and farmers of the Dalmatian hinterland.


6. Croatian Maritime Museum - researches, collects, preserves and presents the tangible and intangible maritime heritage of the Croatian Adriatic coast, from prehistory to the present day. It has collections of ship equipment and means, weapons and navigation equipment, decorations, ship models, uniforms and equipment, works of art with a collection of archives and library materials.


7. Art Gallery - the museum preserves works by artists from Yugoslavia, Italy, Germany, Austria, France, the Czech Republic. While the most numerous are the works of important Croatian artists Bukovac, Dešković, Job, Medović, Meštrović and Vidović. Within the Art Gallery there is also a restoration workshop and a semi-open library.