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Address: Ulica Kralja Tomislava, Split, Croatia
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Description: Roman colony: Colonia Martia Julia Salonae.

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An awesome statue

What a surprise to walk out the gate and find greens pace and a beautiful statue of an interesting and impactful person. When in Split take a few minutes to see this statue.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
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Split-Dalmatia County, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

One of Ivan Meštrović's monumental sculptures. During the second world war it was cut in three parts, so try to find on the figure the horizontal line. Touch the foot and you'll have a good luck, say's the legend. It is to find in the beautiful scenery, so from all the angles you can have nice background for your pictures.... More 

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Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

If you're visiting Split, make sure to see the Grgur Ninski Statue. It is located just outside the main entrance to Diocletian's Palace. The statue was recently renovated. It is a must-see in Split. And don't forget to follow the legend and make a wish when you touch his golden toe.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

What a surprise to walk out the gate and find greens pace and a beautiful statue of an interesting and impactful person. When in Split take a few minutes to see this statue.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

A huge (approximately 35 ft high) dark bronze statue of Gregory, the Bishop of Nin who influenced the Croatian history and culture stands in the garden just outside the Palace in the town of Split. The posture is standing and dramatic with a raised hand. According to folklore, visitors who rub the toe of the statue are destined to return... More 

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Oxnard California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Very tall bronze statue out side the old city gate opposite the water. Not a ton of detail on the statue but you can see where everyone touches the toe for good luck as it is a brighter bronze color. I don't know how lucky it is if the statue was moved from inside the Diocletian plaza inside to outside... More 

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Glossop, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Grgur is a national hero to the Croats. He stood against the pope by holding religious services in the local (Croatian) language and not in Latin. He's an interesting man in European history. Ivan Meštrović really does know how to do imposing strength and he does Grgur and the people of Croatia proud. See this link and you probably recognise... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 385 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This is a giant bronze statue standing just in front of the majestic north gate to Diocletian Palace. Interestingly, there is a smaller version of this statue by the same Croatian artist in the little seaside resort of Nin, north of Zadar.

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Mossel Bay, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Also one of the things you need to see if in Split. It is regarded to be good luck to touch the toe of this brass statue too. Don't forget to read his history as it adds flavour to your experience.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Striking statue - powerful - great Photo op & a big shiney toe that were meant to rub to bring us luck !! Ur in Croatia - why not give it a go then do the lottery !

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Zagreb, Croatia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Amazing statue made by Ivan Mestrovic, probably one of the most recognizable symbols of Split. You can't miss that giant and don't forget to rub a toe :D

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Address: Ulica Kralja Tomislava, Split, Croatia
Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Dalmatia  >  Split-Dalmatia County  >  Split

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