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Grgur Ninski Statue

Split, Croatia
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Ranked #14 of 52 attractions in Split
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Historic Sites, Ancient Ruins
Description: Roman colony: Colonia Martia Julia Salonae.
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Split, Croatia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I don't really know the significance of the statue but it is always fun to rub the shiny bronze big toe and make a wish. Everyone seems to do the same. Imposing statue, huge infact

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We had an amazing tour guide, Barač, who told us the story of Grgur Ninski and why he has a statue in front of the Diocletian Palace. Make sure you rub his toe and pee on it for good luck!

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Split, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We touched the big toe and heard the entire story from our guide. Would recommend a visit, it's really wonderful to see with your own eyes

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Illinois
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26 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Also in and around Old Town it the Grgur Statue. If your walking around, you will probably stumble upon it. Make sure to touch Grgur's toe and make a wish!

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

A large statue created by Ivan Mestrovic - the most famous Croatian sculptor and architect. There is a story about the golden thumb of the statue.. It says that if You touch the golden thumb and make a wish at the same time.. the wish will surely come true.. it proved to be true in my case - my wish... More

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Perth, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

I travel a lot and I haven´t seen statue like this. Wishing statue :) legend says- Make a wish, touch a gold finger and it comes true.

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Lisbon
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

In my opinion it doesn't worth the trip just to see another statue, but you normally pass by it, so it doesn't hurt. It has a nice story, and if you believe and those kind of things, rub the big foot for good luck. But that's all.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Yes, its a statue. Thats about it. There is some park near the statue, and some street vendor selling tourist stuff, and its close to the city center. Well its a large statue. Wonder along the nearby street (left behind the statue when facing it) there is a sacrificial altar there. Now thats interesting.

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Perthshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

What a magnificent statue by Mestrovich you will come across more around croatia but nothing to compare with this

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peachtree city
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

A great place to get a humorous photo! Nin is gigantic and seems about to cast an evil spell. Quite an amazing sculpting!

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