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Grgur Ninski Statue

Ulica Kralja Tomislava, Split, Croatia
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Ranked #18 of 52 attractions in Split
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Historic Sites, Ancient Ruins
Description: Roman colony: Colonia Martia Julia Salonae.
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Rovinj, Croatia
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91 reviews 91 reviews
56 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I was specifically looking for this and knew exactly where it SHOULD be. We went there today because there is a small antique fair every day close by and then I noticed that there was something in front of me that was totally "wrapped" or encased with gauze and almost invisible. I don't know what is being done, why or... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

It's funny to see people in the line in order to rub the foot's thumb of this huge statue to make a wish. I was one of them and still have my photo which reminds me that one of my wishes was achieved: Having great time in Croatia! I made it!

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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Can't believe they polish him and fix him up in the middle of the summer season when tourists visit expecting to have photo opportunities and instead are faced with him being covered in wood apart from his lucky foot! Sort it out people!

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Dallas, Texas
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76 reviews 76 reviews
21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Sure look at it, rub the toe for luck and move on down the street. There are so many other beautiful nooks and alleyways to see and explore. So just take a picture and explore the rest of Split on foot.

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Split, Croacia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The monument is great, very big. All the wishes that I thought touching his feet came true!!! amazing! and it gives a beautiful view going out from the the golden gate from the palace to him. the negative aspect is that every summer this monument is restoring and covered with wooden walls during some days.... it is really a pity... More

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59 reviews 59 reviews
34 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Grgur Ninski was honored with a huge statue on the north side of the grounds and it is definitely worth a visit. Rub the toes for good luck!!

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Tumut, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
26 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

.... It's good luck! Not sure why, you should look that up! But he's great none the less.. Buffer than I expected.

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Split, Croatia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Once upon a time, Grgur Ninski was a bishop. Statue is placed to honor him by the one of four entrances to Diocletian palace. There is a myth that if you touch his big toe, it'll bring you luck. Also, there is another story, of a mischievous guy who likes to sell statue to naive tourists (LOL - it really... More

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Michigan
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124 reviews 124 reviews
70 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I had read about this in a traveler's history book and just had to see it. The statue was much larger than I expected - about 25 feet tall or more. It's a quite imposing and dramatic depiction of Bishop Grgur of Nin who advocated for the use of the Glagolith script/language in medieval Croatia. You can go rub his... More

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Germany
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

When you exit the Split old town you will come to this statue. The bishop statue resembles a wizard. Well, if rubbing his toes means your wish will be granted, it's a little wizardry too right? :-)

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