Rating: 8,9/10 (5789 votes)
Split City Museum (Muzej grada Splita) description and photos - Croatia: Split. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Muzej grada Splita.
Photo and description
Split City Museum was established in 1946. It is located in the northeastern part of Diocletian's Palace, in a complex of medieval buildings, in the center of which is the Papalik family museum. The Papalik family settled in Split at the beginning of the 14th century. This was one of the most respected families in the city. They built a small Palace for their family. It is in this room that the Split City Museum is now located.
The basis of the museum's exhibition materials was taken from the collection of sculptures and monuments by D. Papalik, brought from the vicinity of the Salona. In the following years, the collection was constantly replenished with paintings and works of art, as well as fragments of sculptures, monuments and statues that were once part of buildings in the city of Split. Along with works of art, the museum displays a variety of documents, maps, photographs and manuscripts that help visitors to better understand the history of Split.
The museum is surrounded by a beautiful, well-kept courtyard with an ornate loggia. On the ground floor of the museum, there is a hall with luxurious four-, two- and one-winged windows and a well-preserved wooden ceiling.
The museum has a permanent exhibition that dates back to the period of the city's history when Split was an autonomous city commune (12-14 centuries). Among the exhibits of the museum are such as the charter of the city, a seal, coins, Romanesque sculpture from the bell tower of the Cathedral. Also, the museum has an armory with exhibits from the 15th-18th centuries.
Topic: Split City Museum (Muzej grada Splita) description and photos - Croatia: Split.