The Statue of Grgur Ninski is a statue of Gregory of Nin who was a bishop of Nin that strongly opposed the pope and the church's official circles. Gregory is thought to have introduced the national language into Christian religious services in 928AD as they were only previously given in Latin, by doing so it is thought that Gregory had made it easier for people to believe and join the faith. An 8.5ft sculpture of Grgur Ninski was built by famous Croatian sculptor Ivan Mestrovic in 1929 and erected in Diocletian's Palace, it has since been moved for various reasons and now sits just outside the palace by the Golden Gate.
Getting to the statue is pretty simple, just head for the Golden Gate entrance of Diocletian's Palace which is accessible by foot from most areas of the city of Split.
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The statue is a popular sight for tourists and sightseers with it being thought that rubbing the toe of the statue brings you good luck. The statue is in a public area so no fee exists to rub the toe of the 8.5 ft bronze statue.