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Grgur Ninski Statue

Ulica Kralja Tomislava, Split, Croatia
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Ranked #19 of 53 Attractions in Split
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Historic Sites, Ancient Ruins
Description: Roman colony: Colonia Martia Julia Salonae.
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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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Canada
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147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Can't really say much as only a little bit of the statue was showing through the wooden barriers! Was still able to give the tow a rub and make a wish :)

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Brno, Czech Republic
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The statue is under restoring process and you can't see much, but what I liked the most and what attracted me to it is pictured restoring process with photos of interior of a sculpture and the whole history about it. I completely experienced the sculpture without seeing it, and the cutest part is that they left the "thumb" opened for... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Really disappointed to find the statue "closed" for restoration works. Only the toe was left out, so you can still make your wish :-) Better planning is needed to ensure this kind of extensive restoration work is done outside of peak tourist season, over the cooler months. Note: Restoration work set to continue until Feb 2015.

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Split-Dalmatia County, Croatia
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91 reviews 91 reviews
56 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

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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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
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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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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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