Strossmayer Gallery of Old Masters

Strossmayer Gallery of Old Masters information

Zagreb , Croatia
Street Trg Nikole Šubića Zrinskog 11
adult/concession 30/10KN
Opening hours
10am-7pm Tue, to 4pm Wed-Fri, to 1pm Sat & Sun
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Lonely Planet review

This museum is housed in the 19th-century neo-Renaissance Croatian Academy of Arts and Sciences. The lovely building showcases the impressive fine-art collection donated to the city by Bishop Strossmayer in 1884.

It includes Italian masters from the 14th to 19th centuries, such as Tintoretto, Veronese and Tiepolo; Dutch and Flemish painters such as J Brueghel the Younger; French and Spanish artists Proudhon and El Greco; and the classic Croatian artists Medulić and Benković.

The interior courtyard contains the Baška Slab (Bašćanska Ploča), a stone tablet from the island of Krk, which features the oldest example of Glagolitic script, dating from 1102. There is also a statue of Bishop Strossmayer by Ivan Meštrović.