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

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Quite a different subject for a statue in a public square - a Mestrovic bronze masterpiece

I had visited Mestrovic's home in Zagreb where a good display of his statues of contemporary and religious figures, carved from wood/marble/stone, were on display. I made a point... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

I had visited Mestrovic's home in Zagreb where a good display of his statues of contemporary and religious figures, carved from wood/marble/stone, were on display. I made a point of finding this bronze statue of Bishop Gregory when I visited Diocletian's Palace. It was located just past the Golden Gate entrance on Cardo Street. It can be easily missed as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

One of the best known sites in Split situated outside the Golden Gate of Diocletian's palace. The statue of Grgur Ninski has been recently cleaned (between my last visit in 2013 and my most recent visit in 2015) and what a difference it has made. It now looks like a new statue. People still rub his toe for luck (a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Giant statue and his toe..... Something you got to see...touching his toe brings good fortune..and behind him the main entrance to the palace.....

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Huge statue just outside the gate of Diocletian's Palace. As is frequently the case with things like this it is reputedly good luck to rub the tow but who knows/ Definitely worth a photo opportunity if you can get one without including the crowds as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Impressive statue out side old Roman walls. Good luck to rub the toe. Worth a quick peak and photo op.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

On the north gate of the palace you will find this huge statue, must see while visiting the palace in Split. It is said to get lucky if you toucht the too of this statue, which ofcourse everybody does.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Everyone gathers around the statue but after you have rubbed his toe and taken his photograph there is very little else to say or do !!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This is a very powerful image, we didn't know who he was or why everyone touched his foot as they walked past so we asked. Apparently he was a medieval Croatian bishop of Nin who opposed the Pope, touching his foot is supposed to bring good luck. Now we know.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

When in Split you must rub the big toe of this statue, it is suppose to bring you good luck. Also, there is an antique market located here as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The statue is really big. People are rubbing Grgur's toe to catch some luck. There is a park behind where you can rest and buy some old heritage items on the market near by.

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Address: Address: Ulica Kralja Tomislava, Split, Croatia
Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Dalmatia  >  Split-Dalmatia County  >  Split

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