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Grgur Ninski Statue

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Address: Ulica Kralja Tomislava, Split, Croatia
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Whimsical Statue

Very interesting statue just outside of one of the gate entrances to the Palace area . I have heard the stories about rubbing its toe for luck , but have no idea who this fella is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very interesting statue just outside of one of the gate entrances to the Palace area . I have heard the stories about rubbing its toe for luck , but have no idea who this fella is or what he represents . None the less its cool looking .

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Riga, Latvia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was not so easy to find it, as we came from the port and started with Diocletian's palace. From there - no signs, jsut locals offering the tour around the city (been offered a tour 3 times per 2 minutes). Just go the down the small street opposite the palace (leave the bell tower on your right), and you... More 

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Montjoi France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You almost can't visit Split without seeing this statue as it is an imposing landmark that is worth a picture. It was where we met our Walking tour so while waiting it was good tourist watching as many took pictures touching his big toe...supposedly to gain good luck.

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Tynemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

That's who I meant by the big statue in the park - I had forgotten his name! How do I make that 100 characters? That's how.

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Cremona, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

According to local tradition the statue brigs good luck if you touch it on the thumb (just look at people doing so).

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Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This statue of Grgur Ninski is quite something. It is 5 metres tall and very imposing. It stands just outside the Golden Gate which is the Northern entry to the Diocletian's Palace. The story goes that you must rub the large toe on his right foot for luck, hence the shine.

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Thank Kerry J
Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A large bronze sculpture that reminds of a character from Harry Potter Local folklore is that he will weave his magic if you give his toe a bit of a rub

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make sure you rub the foot and make a wish when visiting this attraction. Used to be in the middle of the Palace's courtyard.

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Alsager, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As statues go, this is large and impressive and it's a part of town worth visiting for a quick look but the statue itself isn't really worth going out of your way for.

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Bellevue, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This statue was originally closer to Split waterfront and was apparently moved back to this location in front of the Golden Gate of the palace. Made of bronze by the most famous sculptor in Croatia, and the one interesting fact is the faces of all the male sculptures by this sculptor is his own face. If you rub the left... More 

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