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Smaller than the one in Split

This statue is a much smaller version of Grgur than the gigantic version in Split. Easy to find... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ErikaM411
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
Grab his toe and make a wish

If you grab his toe and make a wish it might come true but over all nothing special for a person... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2017
Matija Š
via mobile
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Varazdin, Croatia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This statue is a much smaller version of Grgur than the gigantic version in Split. Easy to find while wandering the streets of Old Town. A lot of wishes were made here as is evidenced by his large gold toe.

Thank ErikaM411
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

If you grab his toe and make a wish it might come true but over all nothing special for a person that doesn't care much about this kind of stuff. Just a statue of a guy.

Thank Matija Š
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

The statue of Grgur Ninski in Varazdin is one of three sculptures of this Croatian bishop; one is in Split and one in Nin. Ivan Mestrovic, a famous Croatian artist, made the sculpture and gave it to the city of Varazdin in 1931.

Thank traveler36462
Reviewed 9 November 2016

This statue has that communist era bold statement look about it but also some old time superstition which involves rubbing the toe for luck or something like that!

Thank Michael O
Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

Just an ordinary statue like everywhere else in the world. He vas bishop in Nin, three statues exist, and legend says if you make a wish and grab him for a toe thumb, your wish will come true. Most popular of statues is in Split.

Thank Marko M
Reviewed 6 May 2016

If you touch his feet you will be lucky !!! ;) It is located in the centre of the town, near angels:) I dare you to find them :)

Thank Aleksandra B
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Ivan Mestrovic is leading Croatian sculptor and we proudly compare his work with that of great August Rodin. Mestrovic has made three sculptures of Grgur, the bishop of Nin. The most popular sculpture is in Split, the smallest is in Nin, and the third one...More

Thank Marijan C
Reviewed 20 August 2015

A sub par statue in the middle of the city square. It's okay to take photos next to, and is in the middle of a LOT of Ingress portals if you're into that sort of thing, but other than that, you won't miss anything if...More

Thank devolucija
Reviewed 2 May 2015

Grgur Ninski's statute is real cynosure in town of Varazdin for its interesting tale. Its informed that touching the thumb of his feet would bestow happiness and luck...perhaps we are lucky to be in Varazdin in the first instance....

Thank PavalikaV
Reviewed 21 October 2012

Gregory of Nin (Croatian: Grgur Ninski ) was a medieval Croatian bishop of Nin who strongly opposed the Pope and official circles of the Church and introduced the national language in the religious services after the Great Assembly in 926, according to traditional Croatian historiography....More

1  Thank Gordana P
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