Above: Split's Meštrović Gallery, dedicated to Croatia's most famous sculptor

Travelers to Split, Croatia, could be forgiven for never leaving the old center, where stylish, contemporary wine bars and restaurants occupy medieval buildings that incorporate ancient Roman architecture. Nevertheless, I recommend that art lovers tour theMeštrović Gallery, situated in a wealthy neighborhood sandwiched between the forested hills of Marjan Park and the sea. The setting alone is reason enough for a visit.

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