Gregory of Nin
Why You'll Love It
Just before Split’s Golden Gate, you’ll find a giant statue of Gregory of Nin (Spomenik Grguru Ninskomu), a medieval bishop who advocated for the Croatian language in religious settings. Famed Split sculptor Ivan Meštrović created this giant statue, which, prior to WWII was located in the Peristyle of Diocletian’s Palace. Visitors to Split simply must rub the Bishop’s toe (yes, that’s a little, ahem). It will bring you luck and you will return to Split.
Know Before You Go
A guide pointed this out to me, but all of the statues by Ivan Meštrović have his face. There’s several statues of his around town. Check it out!