Le Méridien Lav, Split | Galerija Ivana Meštrovića
The Ivan Mestrovic Palace was designed by the artist himself. Ivan Mestrovic
and his family resided in their palace from the summer of 1932.
Today, the Gallery houses and exhibits sculptures and reliefs in marble, bronze, & wood. The panoramic view of the sea offers a complete experience of Mestrovic's art in the Mediterranean landscape. Crikvine - Kaštelet is a former summerhouse of a Noble family of Split, built in the early 16th century. Renovated and inspired by Meštrović ideas as a place of peace and contemplation. The church of St. Cross housed Mestrovic's wooden reliefs on the subjects of Christ's life and a big wooden crucifix considered one of the masterpieces of sacral sculpture.
Ivan Meštrović (1883 –1962) was Croatian sculptor.
He is renowned as possibly the greatest sculptor of the 20th century.
Often compared to Michelangelo and Rodin.
• Hours of operation:
SUMMER/ Tue-Sun 9:00 - 19:00
WINTER /Tue-Sat 9:00 - 16:00 Sun 10:00 – 15:00