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Rodin himself called me an even greater sculptor than he was.

Look at the hands of the gentleman sitting in front of you. Strong, veiny hands responsible for some of the most beautiful Croatian art ever made. Meet Ivan Meštrović, the best and most prominent sculptor in the history of Croatia. As a young boy from a rural part of Croatia, against all odds Meštrović managed to graduate at the prestigious Vienna Academy of Fine Arts. His exhibitions all over the world brought him fortune and fame. In 1947 Meštrović became the first living artist to be offered a one-person exhibition in New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. While living in Paris, Meštrović was a close friend of the famous sculptor Auguste Rodin, who praised Meštrović’s work. In Zagreb you can visit the Meštrović Atelier or see the impressive Meštrović Pavilion.

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Two of Meštrović’s sculptures can be found on this square that you are standing on. In front of the main entrance to the Croatian National Theater, the grand yellow building, is a sculpture called - The Well of Life. It shows people of various ages crouching around the well of life which symbolizes eternal youth. In front of the Faculty of Law you can see another sculpture - The History of Croats. A woman sitting in a folk costume and holding a large stone slab inscribed in the old Croatian Glagolic script created in the 9th century to help spread Christianity among Slavic nations.
She represents the guardian of Croatian heritage and history.

About the project

Sit & Meet is a project in Zagreb that includes unique walking tours where you can meet Croatian innovators and geniuses for a coffee, along with seeing all the famous city sights.

Through the Sit & Meet project, you can learn everything about the Croatian coffee culture and meet the Croatian innovators, explorers, and other famous people who made an impact on the world.

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