We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Strossmayer's Old Masters Gallery

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Trg Nikole Zrinskog 11, Zagreb 10000, Croatia
Phone Number:
+385 1 4813 344

The collection of the bishop who founded the Croatian Academy of Arts and...

The collection of the bishop who founded the Croatian Academy of Arts and Science.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Green Ways of Zagreb Walking Tour
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 27 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 7
  • 2
    Very good
  • 2
  • 0
  • 1
Definitely worth coming to

The opening hours (10-1) are incredibly irritating, especially for those on tight schedules, but this collection is worth the time. It spans medieval altarpieces, Renaissance... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2015
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

27 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 12: English reviews
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 7 November 2016

If you are interested in the Old Masters, this is the best place to view them in Zagreb. Some very high quality paintings, much better then the Mimara Museum. This gallery is in the Academy of Arts and Sciences building.

Thank evhitz
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
88 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

I found almost nothing worthwhile in this collection aside from a few of the miniatures from written manuscripts. most paintings in desparate need of restoration as well. pretty second tier stuff. save your time and money for the Modern.

Thank J0nnyAppleseed
Pietarsaari, Finland
Level Contributor
412 reviews
220 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016

This museum exhibiting the collection donated to the city by Bishop Josip Juraj Strossmayer in 1884. The Gallery exhibits most religious works of European painters from 14th-19th century, which correspond with the fact the Strossmayer was a bishop. Here are also some works by Croatian artists, but I also found a work of Brueghel.

Thank leffex
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
332 reviews
143 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016

This art gallery located on the second floor of the Academy of Arts and Sciences building in the eastern sector of the U-shaped park development is an absolute gem. Easy to miss if you're on a tight timescale in the Croatian capital, it should be the first item on the list of places to visit if you are at all... More 

Thank John L
La Paz, Bolivia
Level Contributor
612 reviews
242 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 372 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2015

This is a collection of beautiful pieces from the 12th century to the 19th century, including some old masters. The early religious work is exquisite. It is well organized and covers one floor and can be viewed in an hour and a half or so.

Thank AdventurePhiles
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

The opening hours (10-1) are incredibly irritating, especially for those on tight schedules, but this collection is worth the time. It spans medieval altarpieces, Renaissance Italian art including Titians, and includes a number of Flemish Masters. It should only take you 45 minutes.

1 Thank FreddieShuffrey
Level Contributor
17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2015

We are so proud becouse of this rich arts ( moust paints ) from wrious sids ( moustly presents from rich traders, bankars, owners of fabrics ) to leader fo Catolic church Josip Juraj Strossmayer in Croatia....

Thank 6profa
Central Florida, Florida
Level Contributor
111 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2014

Essentially 9 rooms of Virgin and Baby paintings. Really no old masters found here. But worth a visit.

3 Thank traveler052
Almhult, Sweden
Level Contributor
70 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2012

if you like architecture, go there! it was closed when we got there, but at least I saw the building. a nice one to look at!

2 Thank AnnaVagabond
Level Contributor
614 reviews
456 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,039 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2012

With little signage or fanfare, this high-quality collection is available for viewing on the top floor of the Croatian Academy of Science. The building is beautiful both inside and out and the pieces displayed were almost uniformly interesting and of the highest quality.

7 Thank FactotumDellaCitta

Travellers who viewed Strossmayer's Old Masters Gallery also viewed


Been to Strossmayer's Old Masters Gallery? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Strossmayer's Old Masters Gallery staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?