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Address: Ulica Kralja Tomislava, Split, Croatia
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No, he's not Dumbledore, but an interesting historic figure. You may want to look him up before you see this in Split.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Ernest G
Katakolo, Greece

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No, he's not Dumbledore, but an interesting historic figure. You may want to look him up before you see this in Split.

Thank Ernest G
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots and lots of toe rubbers of good old Grgur of Nin have already explained why he is so well thought of by the locals. He's an awesome fellow and if you are lucky to meet him at a quiet time you can try and get a piece of the good luck he is supposed to provide from out his... More 

Thank Tony36
Sydney Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came upon this Statue (Huge) on our way into the Palace at the North gate & had no idea but the crowds were all rubbing his Big Toe ? Turned out he is a Croatian Hero who stood up to Pope Ivan X to defend the Slavic Language & People in 926 AD and defied the decrees of the Holy... More 

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Kodaikanal, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great place to stroll to and see local life and enjoy this beautiful piece of sculpture. The Croatians are very proud of this particular sculptor.

Thank Wingsnwheels86
Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this statue on a previous trip to Split, we stood for some time in a queue to Swait to rub his toe, but it certainly was a great experience, not to be misse Spikey

Thank Eleanor S
Balmain, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is just behind the old city in a beautiful park worth seeing. Everything is maintained to perfection and Croations are proud of their historical sights, unlike some in Greece that I saw.

Thank Terrysteve
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Popular with tourists desperate to rub the statues toe for good luck. You can beat the rush if you go later in the day. As you walk around the old city stop by to see this statue.

Thank Tinkspurple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Located on the western entrance to Diocletian's Palace it is traditional to rub the big toe, which will ensure that you return to Split.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Looks like a wizard about to toadify someone. This statue is of Gregory of Nin who defied the pop in the 10th century and started holding masses in Croatian instead of latin. He has a very shiny toe as everyone is rubbing it for luck. I wished my feet would stop hurting and make it through the day. Seemed appropriate.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

You can;t miss this it must be 20 feet tall and close to the Golden entrance of the Palace. Locals pop past and give his toe a rub for good luck, the day we were there a school excursion arrived with the kids all lined up to rub his toe.

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