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Grgur Ninski Statue

Ulica Kralja Tomislava, Split, Croatia
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Ranked #19 of 57 Attractions in Split
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Historic Sites, Ancient Ruins
Description: Roman colony: Colonia Martia Julia Salonae.
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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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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Saltash, United Kingdom
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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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Split, Croatia
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26 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Canada
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168 helpful votes 168 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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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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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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