Grgur Ninski Statue - Gregory of Nin - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Virtual tour showing the Grgur Ninski (Gregory of Nin) Statue in Split, standing in Poljana Gurgura Ninkskog. The statue has become a popular tourist attraction, many of whom rub one of it's toes for good luck. As a result, this toe is brightly polished bronze while the rest of the statue is green. It is outside the northern, Golden Gate of Diocletian's Palace, the grandest gate of the palace.
Grgur Ninski Statue - Gregory of Nin - FURTHER INFORMATION
Grgur Ninski Statue - Gregory of Nin - Split visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Grgur Ninski Statue - Gregory of Nin' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Split-Dalmatia County.
The statue to Grgur Ninski (Gregory of Nin) stands outside the Golden Gate on the northern side of Diocletian's Palace in Split. Grugur Ninski was a Croatian bishop from medieval times who bravely introduced Croatian language into religious services after strongly opposing the Pope and official circles of the Church in the Great Assembly in 926. Prior to this all Masses had to be said in Latin, which common few people spoke.
The Grgur Ninski statue in Split was created by Ivan Meštrović and prior to WWII it was situated in the Peristyle of Diocletian's Palace, moved to the current location by occupying Italians during the war. It is a popular attraction with many people rubbing one of the toes for good luck which, as a result, is a highly polished golden colour.
Other statues to Grgur Ninski can be found in Nin and Varaždin in Croatia.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Flight: Split International Airport found 20km west of Split, transfer by either taxi or bus. Ferry: Regular ferries from Dubrovnik, Korcula, Mljet, Pescara, Rijeka, Vis, Hvar, Spetare (Brac), Stari Grad, Drvenik and Ancona in Italy. Road: Split lies on the 8 coastal road, about 30km north of Omiš and 60km north of Makarska. It is 150km south of Zadar.