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Grgur Ninski Statue

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

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Now being under repair

Historically this statue was moving around Split. Now it is under repair, but the famous toe (one touches it for good luck) was reachable. Virtually all tourists make photos... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Historically this statue was moving around Split. Now it is under repair, but the famous toe (one touches it for good luck) was reachable. Virtually all tourists make photos there, but I wonder if they know or care who Grgur was.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

This monument/statue is truly fabulous. It inspires the artist within you and it is interactive as the domestic people think that by touching its toes you will add some happiness to yourself

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Dallas, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We wanted to see it, since we found the pictures and comments on TA, but it was covered in peak of the season. Well too bad, we wanted to rub his toe for luck :(

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

After looking over my reviews I noticed that I did not review the famous statue of Grgur Niski, after all it is also what the tourists came to see. Have a photo taken with the statue and of course the rubbing of the toe for good luck, with all the thousands of tourists rubbing it is it very shine now

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

You can still rub his toe for your wish to come true. ( is this true?) Repairs continue but the toe is exposed through the hoardings.

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Cold Lake, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

An interesting statue and also story. Wish they had finished the redo before we were there. Would of loved to see it without all the coverings. Would recommend all to go see. It is right beside a lovely park as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

One of the things to do in Split, touch the gold toe of Grgur and make a wish. If it come true you are lucky, as I have touch it many time and still have not won the lotto.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

very interesting story about this statue. It was placed for the first time on Perystil (the main square in palace), but the replaced it on the place where it's now. Guess why - political reasons in the history. Grgur statue has a golden toe, which you need to touch and to make a wish, they say it all comes true.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If you know history facts about Grgur Ninski, then it's a must-see atraction. Othervise, it's just a statue, cause there's nowhere posted any specific describe, at least i didn't find it, so maybe they will post it after renovating it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

If you are going to see just this, skip it until repair is complete. If you have time and love to wander the vendors sell their wares down the road and there are some wonderful examples of the original city walls, beautiful stone streets, and a cute park. Worth the walk if you have plenty of time.

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