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Grgur Ninski Statue

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Address: Ulica Kralja Tomislava, Split, Croatia
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Rub the Toe

Worth a quick stop to rub the toe ... which is very bright from others rubbing it ahead of you! Large statue at the back (away from the sea) of Diocletian's palace.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Worth a quick stop to rub the toe ... which is very bright from others rubbing it ahead of you! Large statue at the back (away from the sea) of Diocletian's palace.

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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful statue, the lucky toe! Great picture from one side of it with the old wall on the other side.

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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The toe of the statue is said to bring good luck, so you can see where people have kept the toe polished by trying to gain good luck. There can be quite the line of people trying to touch the toe and get their picture taken, so bring a little bit of patience.

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Thank GarbenK
Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were told that if you touch the toe and make a wish it will come true. So like every other tourist and local we did the same. The statue is of a national hero who opposed the pope and introduced the national language into the church sermons (rather than latin).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't miss the chance to bring home some luck by rubbing his toe. Majestic statue of bishop Greg by northern entrance of Diocletian palace.

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Rub his big toe and have your photo taken. Worth a quick wander past this monument and rubbing his big toe for some good luck.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There he is, trying to scare his congregants and any others not living by his standards. He must have been a really angry man.

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Cheshunt, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide told us all about this statute but I couldn't gt pass thinking Monty Python and the knights that say Ni. You had to be there. Basically a big statute that got cut in half and hidden to stop it being destroyed.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This statue of the 10th century Croatian bishop, Gregorius of Nin, created by Ivan Mestrovic - is enormous. Standing nearly 30 feet high it is a trubute a man who is seen as a Croatian national hero. Apparently, touching the big toe of the statue brings you luck and, as a result, it is highly polished. No one believes in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nobody knows for sure but touching the foot should bring you luck, so why not. It's part of the whole experience and probably can't hurt. So just do what thousands of other tourists did before you.

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