Statue of Marin Držić
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Ginges_revenge
Brisbane, Australia5,347 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
I had no idea who Marin Drzic was but apparently he was a writer who has been called Dubrovniks Shakespeare. Not sure how correct this is.
The statue also has a shiny nose which everyone rubs as apparently it is good luck and supposedly brings the toucher of the nose back to Dubrovnik in the future. In no literature could I find the actual basis of this so I suppose its like Dubrovnik's version of the Trevi Fountain throwing a coin into it over your left shoulder which brings you back.
A lot of people also get a photo on his lap but this is frowned upon and a local told me not to do it. I did it anyway as there were other people doing it and this local didn't ask them not to. Need to be consistent there.
Still, as statues go, it wasn't a bad one and worth a photo.
Written 16 July 2023
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AndyJohn74
Sans Souci, Australia4,721 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
Considered one of the greatest writers from the republic of Ragusa, Marin Drzic lived from 1508 to 1567. Legend has come that to get good luck the visitor must rub the nose of the statue.
Written 5 June 2023
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Kći Lotrščaka
36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Passing through the historic core of Dubrovnik, we couldn't resist rubbing Marin Držić's nose. We found out that it is not about any luck and that there is no basis for this ritual. But just in case, we also rubbed his nose.
Written 3 May 2023
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Bertie1224
Northamptonshire, UK1,355 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
Fascinating statue with a very shiny nose that is shiny as rubbing brings you luck and a return to Dubrovnik…. apparently.
Written 2 September 2022
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David S
Middlesbrough, UK2,310 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
Iconic and rather striking statue of Dubrovnik's Shakespeare. It’s extremely prominent and stands as a true landmark. Certainly worth a quick view if passing.
Written 16 August 2022
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David D
Devon, UK24,913 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
Tuseday 7th June and we paid the first visit of our holiday to the amazing Old Town of Dubrovnik.

It was here that we saw this bronze statue, in Luža Square, between the Rectors Palace and the Drzic Theatre.

The statue pays hommage to Marin Držić a Croatian writer and playwright.

He was born in the Republic of Ragusa, now Croatia in 1508 and died on 2nd May 1567 in the Republic of Venice aged 59.

The statue depicts the writer sitting with a piece of paper, in one hand and resting on his lap. In the other hand he is holding a pen as if he is writing something.

He is deemed to be one of the finest Renaissance playwrights and writers of Croatian literature.

Such is the regard and esteem for him, in 2008 the Croatian Parliament declared it to be the Year of Marin Držić, to commemorate the 500th anniversary of his birth.

The nose of the statue has been rubbed shiny by visitors who pose for photos while rubbing the nose, possibly for luck, who knows.
Written 9 June 2022
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Chris K
Yorkshire, UK162 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Couples
I’m not sure who this dude is but I got my picture taken with him and I touched his nose because everyone else was doing it. Probably not a wise thing to do but I like to live life on the edge. Was he in Game of Thrones?
Written 11 September 2021
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Michael B
Bellflower, CA24,137 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Located between the Rectors Palace and Dubrovnik's "Marin Drzic" Theater in Luža Square.
Marin Drzic was born in Dubrovnik in 1508 and was a 16th Century renaissance playwright and prose writer. His statue is was made by the famous Croatian sculpture Ivan Mestrovic, whose signature is on the side of the statue, and is located between the Rectors Palace and Dubrovnik's "Marin Drzic" Theater in Luža Square.
Might be hard to see if the cruise ships are in, as herds of tourists will be clamoring to sit on the statue’s lap and rub his nose for good luck. Best time to take a photo is before 8:00am and after 5:00pm

TIP if you look closely you will see a hole in the right side of his neck caused by a bullet from the “recent war”

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Written 2 October 2020
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The World is My Oyster
Orlando, FL21,657 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Couples
Not a bad statue, just nothing amazing. The statue has the shinniest golden nose, as everyone seems to enjoy rubbing it!
Written 13 September 2020
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JohnLappas
30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
Držić's works cover many fields: lyric poetry, pastorals, political letters and pamphlets, and comedies. While his pastorals (Tirena, Venera i Adon and Plakir) are still highly regarded as masterful examples of the genre, the pastoral has, as artistic form, virtually vanished from the scene.
Written 27 October 2019
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