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Reviewed 1 week ago

This 8.5m bronze statue by Croatian sculptor Ivan Meštrović captures the powerful spirit of Bishop Gregory. It is located in a small park right outside the northern gate of Diocletian's Palace. Bishop Grgur Ninski (a.k.a. Gregory of Nin) was the head of the Nin Church...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Carol A S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although the statue itself is not a chef-d'oeuvre by any standards, its size make it an interesting draw. It is by far Metrovic's best work that you can see in Split. If you find this statue average, don't bother visiting the museum dedicated to him,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Isa-Francis
Reviewed November 29, 2018

This lovely statue stands tall on the entrance gate to the old city. It was very busy around the statue but i was able to get some photographs of this giant statue. It looks very impressive standing high over the old town. Worth a look...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Philfromcheshire
Reviewed November 5, 2018

located right outside the palace walls thru one of the gates. worth taking a look while wandering Old Town

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kauff_210
Reviewed November 3, 2018

This statue of a medieval bishop with one finger raised in protest greeted us when we exited the palace. These statues mostly have a nose or a toe people live to touch or rub for good luck and take pictures. Very nice

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 4historyandculture
Reviewed November 1, 2018

A medieval bishop, he challenged the Pope in 925 (a big deal at the time) and introduced religious services in the native tongue because the Masses held in Latin were not understood by the general population. Let's face it, it's hard to convert someone if...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 28, 2018

Nice area around the golden gate to the old city centre. Rub a toe for luck. Makes for a good picture

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LondonMatt75
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

Imposing statue on the way into the Diocletian palace - you must rub his toe for good luck.... tends to get a bit crowded so wait until the evening.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Shantele72
Reviewed October 25, 2018

Meštrović is an important 20th c. sculptor whose stuatues can be found all over the world (eg downtown Chicago). One of the most annoying thing about the summer visitor tsunami, to us Split locals that is, is crowds of people hogging the big toe, which...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank splitpers0nality
Reviewed October 18, 2018

You must make a wish, and either kiss or rub the toe of this impressive statue. Of course, take a picture too! St. Gregory was a very important figure in the history of Croatian people. Just a great attraction to visit!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Head towards Diocletian's palace. Its at the Golden Gate entrance.
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