The Art Pavilion in the Croatian City of Zagreb is the oldest art gallery in south-east Europe. An idea for a gallery existed for a while in Zagreb but it was after attending an art exhibition in Budapest, Croatian artists were keen for a gallery to be built to display their own work. The Art Pavilion in Zagreb was erected from 1897 to 1898, designed by architects Fellner and Helmer to an art-nouveau style; it was opened in 1898 with a large exhibition of Croatian art. The pavilion has a glass roof which was most recently replaced in 2006 and has a recognisable yellow exterior. The gallery has never really been loyal to what paintings are displayed, preferring an approach of frequently showing new one-off exhibitions and group exhibitions of contemporary art.
The Pavilion is situated in the Lower town area of the city and is accessible by public transport with it being within walking distance of Zagreb Central Station.
Opening Times and Admission
The gallery is open to visitors 11am-8pm Tuesday to Thursday and Saturday to Sunday, on Friday it is open till 9 pm. An admission fee exists for entry, this is 40KN for adults with concession prices also available.