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Grgur Ninski Statue

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Address: Ulica Kralja Tomislava, Split, Croatia

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An important statute of someone from history with a cool name I might add! As you walk but, make a wish on his big you're for good luck!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Jeremy G
Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Take a photo with the famous Grgur Ninski, its a must visiting Split. Close to the city centre and a wonderful historical moment.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An important statute of someone from history with a cool name I might add! As you walk but, make a wish on his big you're for good luck!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is the largest man I have seen in the whole Croatia so definitely worth visiting. unfortunately does not want to speak too much, but looking at his huge toe is worth a walk.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The statue must have done better if it would have been inside the old town instead on the boundary..

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The statue of St. Gregory of Nin (ninth century bishop) is massive and can't be missed when visiting the Golden Gate of Diocletian's Palace. The tourists throng around this popular spot and touch the statue's big toe for good luck and prosperity. it's great fun to look up at the figure towering over you.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

If you are walking around the old city then this will be the most northern point you will visit, a nice park area with shade to sit in if you need a rest and some nice photo opportunities. Not much else here unless you are interested in Splits history and want to immerse yourself in the statue and what it... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

It`s just a photo, if you are in the old city you will see it! Nothing else. In my opinion it is not interesting at all.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

One of the many statues in Spit. Good spot! A lot o tourists come here, I unfortunately did not do a walking tour to hear the history of this statue but if you're in split its definitely worth doing one because you won't find much of the beauty and the history walking around yourself.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

it gives you a look at history right in the old city gates. we a guide it brings a bit of background and perspectives to the city and their habitants

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Out through the Golden Gate to the north of the complex stands a massive bronze statue of Grgur Ninski (St. Gregory of Nin), the 9th century bishop who challenged (Catholic) Rome by advocating that the Croatian Church use the Slavic language and Glagolitic script instead of Latin. His right big toe has been worn to a sheen by the touch... More 

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