Strossmayer Gallery of Old Masters

Strossmayer Gallery of Old Masters information

Zagreb , Croatia
Trg Nikole Šubića Zrinskog 11
+385 1 48 95 117
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adult/concession/family 30/10/50KN
Opening hours
10am-7pm Tue, to 4pm Wed-Fri, to 1pm Sat & Sun
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This museum is housed in the 19th-century neo-Renaissance Croatian Academy of Arts and Sciences – this 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 Brueghel the Younger; 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.