The Town Museum of Makarska is located within the Baroque palace Tonoli, built in the second half of the 18th century on the west side of the town coast and harbor, entered into the Registry of Immovable Cultural Monuments. The museum was founded in 1995 as a continuation of earlier museums, starting from 1962 (the Museum of the National Liberation Struggle of the Biokovo area; the Museum of Revolution; the County Museum of the Makarska Littoral). The exhibition and working space of the museum is located on the first floor of the palace where the exhibits are exhibited in showcases. On the newly renovated ground floor, along with a souvenir shop, a permanent exhibition Material Cultural Heritage of Makarska was set up. It is made of big bilingual posters and selected photographs of the most distinctive cultural monuments.
The Malacological Museum of the Franciscan monastery was founded in 1963 by Fra Jure Radić. With its attractive collection of sea snails and shells from the Adriatic Sea, as well as from the rest of the world, it is the most famous malacological collection in Croatia. Along with the rich malacological collection of Fra Jure Radić, the museum also has a valuable collection of the flora of Biokovo Mountain and a smaller paleontological collection. The Malacological Museum of Makarska is a shellfish museum - protective outer cases of molluscs. It is the result of continuous and hard work of the priest and scientist Fra Jure Radić, PhD, with the support and cooperation of numerous people, scientists, museum employees and collectors and particularly, his faithful colleague Fra Franjo Carev. Their motto was: "Of the people, by the people, for the people".
The museum was opened to the public on April 30, 1963 in the old part of the Franciscan monastery, which is a protected cultural monument. The museum has more than 3000 specimens of shells in the collection. Apart from the shells from the Adriatic Sea, the visitors can also see many species from tropical and subtropical seas, which have the most attractive colors and shapes among all the seashells.
(10:00 - 13:00; 17:00 - 19:00)
Address:Franjevački put 1
Phone: +385/21 611 256
There are not many tourists who rest in Makarska and enjoy the benefits of the sea that do not want to know what is happening in the depths of the clear blue Adriatic Sea. The best way to do so is to visit the Museum of fish, crabs and shells "Adriana" at Lištun. Along with the world-renowned Malacological Museum, which is located under the roof of the ancient Franciscan monastery and has numerous and rare species of shells, in the old town center, there is an interesting Museum of fish, crabs and shells exclusively from the Adriatic, mainly from the Makarska maritime zone. This museum has been at the same address - Fra Filipa Grabovca 3 for about 40 years.It has preserved more than 250 species of fish and crabs, all caught by local fishermen. Jure Glavičić was the first one to collect, arrange and show to the public the variety of fish and crabs that inhabited the Adriatic Sea.
Would you like to see an interesting exhibition? The Gojak gallery is the right place for you.The town gallery is named after the famous painter from Makarska, Antun Gojak, and the core of the gallery collection is a donation of his paintings and drawings. The Gallery follows events in local community and actively participates in the public life of Makarska by constant collaboration with cultural and other public institutions. The quality gallery program is a part of the cultural offer of the town. Apart from collecting, preserving and presenting a valuable art collection, the Town Gallery of Antun Gojak also organizes occasional exhibitions. Almost 300 exhibitions have been held since the Gallery was established in 1995.
During 2018, the Town Gallery of Antun Gojak is marking 30 years of the Donation Gojak, which forms the core of the Gallery collection. The Donation Gojak was given to the town of Makarska in 1988 by Marin Rine Gojak, the brother of the first academy-trained painter from Makarska, Antun Gojak (1907 - 1986). The Donation Gojak consists of 132 paintings and 201 drawings from the most prominent artist from Makarska of the 20th century.
(9:00 - 12:00; 18:00 - 20:00)
Address:Don Mihovila Pavlinovića 1
Phone: +385 21 612 198
Sanja Srzić, an academy-trained painter from Makarska, loves the undersea world; that blue, peculiar world of silence, light effects and different aesthetics. Thus she transfers to the canvas what she sees and remembers. Apart from the undersea world, Sanja also paints the nude and her town using oil painting and dry pastel techniques. Makarska offers an ideal composition: mountain-town-sea! There's nothing left for you to do but to take a look inside the atelier of one of our most famous academy-trained painters.
Address: Put Makra 36 A
Phone: +385 /91 502 9134
The atelier of our famous academy-trained painter Igor Dragičević, professor and dean at the Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo. The Atelier Dragičević offers a wide choice of oil on canvas and oil on wood paintings - the paintings of Igor Dragičević represent his own intimate journey and experience.
Address:Stjepana Ivičevića 31
Phone: +385/21 610 624
The author of the permanent selling exhibition and the owner of the gallery is Marijeta Lozina, born in Makarska and stationed in the USA. It was her idea to transform her lovely house at the address Kalalarga 1 into a real and stylish gallery. She opened the gallery to the public last week, and it will be opened until the end of September. An interesting life story of the versatile artist Marijeta Lozina has been divided since 1997 into the winter period of work in the USA and the summer period of work in Makarska. That circumstance did not stop her from transferring her love for the sea to the painting canvas.
Address: Kalalarga 1
Phone: +385/ 98 915 2518
After retirement, she started attending painting workshops in Zagreb, and says that she has made it because of her will and enthusiasm. She is a member of the Visual Arts Association Angelico '09, which was founded in 2009, and since then, a few dozen amateur painters have been a part of it, mostly of older age. This visual arts association is named after Fra Angelico, an Early Renaissance Italian painter, the patron of artists, especially painters. Since its founding, members of the association have organized many collective and independent exhibitions. They have participated in visual arts colonies and donations of humanitarian character. They also participate in all the exhibitions of amateur visual artists sponsored by the City of Zagreb.
Marina Plančić-Vitauš has participated in several group exhibitions, and is preparing her first solo exhibition right here in Makarska. She is not interested only in painting; but experimenting with sculpture as well. There is, however, only one art work currently exhibited in her atelier in Makarska. This exceptional artist promises that more is about to come. In addition to her talent, she is constantly educating herself and trying to learn the hardest techniques. She is very pleased that she had the opportunity to learn to paint with chalk from the renowned artist Igor Dragičević. It makes her proud of herself because the technique is challenging for every artist.
Phone: +385 91 232 8362