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Grgur Ninski Statue

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Address: Ulica Kralja Tomislava, Split, Croatia
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A tick off the list of sights to see

This is an imposing statue that looms into view as you leave the city gate. Bishop Nin has quite a history and the sculptor Mestrovic has created a majestic statue that truly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Darlington, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This isn't a thing to put down on your list of things to see in Split. If you walk past it you'll want to have a quick look, take a phone, rub his toe and carry on. Not worth a detour, worth a 30-second glance.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is an imposing statue that looms into view as you leave the city gate. Bishop Nin has quite a history and the sculptor Mestrovic has created a majestic statue that truly captures his personality. The toe is burnished from the many hands rubbing it over for luck and makes for a good photo opportunity. The area around the statue... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this, and according to local tradition polished his tow and made a wish. Had to stand in line. Did the wish come true, we will see. Enjoy the moment.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We dubbed him the Wizard (we might have been a little tipsy). But you really can't deny he looks like one! He stands at the entrance of the palace. He is pretty important to the city, but also the statue itself is dominant.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Huge statue created by Ivan Mestrovic, Croatia's premier modern sculptor (you can visit his gallery built as a personal residence). Grgur Ninski was a 10th century bishop who fought for the right to use old Croatian in liturgical services. Look at his left big toe...so shiny from people rubbing it for good luck and a promise to return to Split.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The statue is reminder of iron curtain occupation. Imposing and at prominent location. They say a bottle of brandy is buried in the footing!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The local said it's bring luck by touching the Status feet. It has a small park and open market nearby as well.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Statue on north south of dicletian palace. It is one of the atraction of city and allegedly you can rub his thumb for good luck

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Looks an awful lot like Dumbledore but it really is a beautifully crafted statue of a Croatian Bishop (Gregory of Nin) who lived in the 900's. It was created by renowned sculptor Ivan Mestrovic. Nin is famous because he challenged the pope's stance that church services should only be conducted in Latin. The Bishop wanted services to be held in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great stayure - worth seeing - but hardly a 'Destination" However, if you like it, would recommend the museum Mestrovic (the sculptor) which is truly fantastic

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