Construction of this Neoclassical villa, built by the renowned sculptor Mestrovic (1883-1962), began in 1931. He moved into the villa in 1939 but only lived here for two years, before fleeing the Italian occupation. The gardens are dotted with sculptures, but the finest are indoors. Although the artist is known for his monumental works, the villa shows a more intimate side to his work. There are various pietà on the ground floor, while upstairs look out for the Suffering Woman (1928) and, above all, Job (1946), whose face is disfigured in pain.
Address:Šetalište Ivana Meštrovica 46, 21000 Split
Phone:+385 21 340 800
Price:30 hrk (children 15 hrk)
May-Sep: 9am-7pm - rest of year: 9am-4pm (Sun 10am-3pm) - closed Mon and Bank Hols - combo ticket including Kastelet