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Archaeological Museum

On the other side of the National Theatre stands the Archaeological Museum where key historical finds from the nearby Roman capital of Salona are the main draw: mosaics, sarcophagi and such like. The displays cover the Greek and Roman periods, as well as pagan and medieval. All in all, a worthy attraction a shortish walk…

June-Sept 9am-2pm, 4-8pm Mon-Sat. Oct-May 9am-2pm, 4-8pm Mon-Fri; 9am-2pm Sat
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Ethnographic Museum

Underrated and little visited attraction in the heart of the palace, but well worth the effort of cutting into your holiday time for. This century-old museum focuses on the traditions of the Dalmatian region, most notably its crafts and trades. Note the delicately carved ceramics and beautifully embroidered costumes in the reconstructed rooms of typical…

June-Sept 9:30am-7pm Mon-Sat, 10am-1pm Sun; Oct-May 9am-4pm Mon-Fri, 9am-1pm Sat
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Standing near the Meštrović Gallery, and also converted – from a 16th-century summer house – by the famous sculptor himself, this is where you’ll find the most satisfying of all his works, a series of 28 reliefs carved out of wood loosely illustrating the life of Christ. You’ll notice touches of folk art, Modernism and…

May-Sept 9am-7pm Tue-Sun. Oct-Apr 9am-4pm Tue-Sat, 10am-3pm Sun
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Meštrović‡ Gallery

Probably the most rewarding of Split‘s cultural attractions is Ivan Meštrović‘s own Gallery, a neo-classical villa built by the man himself in 1931. Not only does it display the range of work created by Croatia’s most renowned sculptor – statues large and small, even portraits – and its influences (Classical, folk, Modernist), but it tells…

May-Sept 9am-7pm Tue-Sun. Oct-Apr 9am-4pm Tue-Sat; 10am-3pm Sun
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Split City Museum

This museum in the heart of the palace is mostly worth visiting for the 15th-century Gothic building itself rather than for the sundry paintings and weaponry within. You’ll also find photographs, documents, maps and old papers but the permanent collection appeals more to historians than offer someone from the general public a rough idea how…

May-Oct 9am-4pm Mon, Sat, Sun; 9am-9pm Tue-Fri. Nov-Apr 9am-5pm Tue-Fri; 9am-1pm Sat; 10am-1pm Sun
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