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Orlando Column, Dubrovnik

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  • So many Knights Bremen is a Knight who fought against the invasion of the Saracens on the Iberian Peninsula, as a symbol of independence and freedom of the city and built the statue in the middle of the town. Standard unit of length used in Commerce at the time length of 51.2 inches from the statue's right hand elbow to the hand, on the base of the statue this elbow-length is inscribed in the measure. This dare elbow statue in public squares, as a trade fair is a unit of length used.
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  • The bronze statue in the middle of the square. Dubrovnik and the Muslim forces fought the war hero of Orlando celebrates the Memorial. This engraved on the monument to Orlando's arm's length is the length of the standard unit of the Republic of Dubrovnik, should match.
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  • The Luza square is located at the end of the Stradun at the city gate to the port with the "old" Uhrenturm(Luza). It is the town's main square has been used also as a marketplace. Rings around much more attractions and nice cafés.
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  • One of the landmarks of Dubrovnik - Orlando's Column or Pillar is a stone column with the figure of Roland/Orlando, legendary Charlemagne's knight bearing a sword and shield, carved into the column. It was sculpted by Bonino di Milano and domestic master Antun Dubrovčanin in 1419 in Gothic style. The statue is a symbol of the freedom of Dubrovnik and the flag of the Republic always flied upon this column during ceremonies, while government proclamations and announcements were read from the column's pedestal. The column pragmatically served different purposes as the forearm of Orlando was the standard measure of the Ragusan cubit shown more accurately by a line in the base of the column ("lakat", 1 Ragusan "lakat"/cubit/elbow = 51,2 cm). Today, a ceremony before the Orlando and the raising of the "Libertas" flag on the column marks the opening of the Dubrovnik Summer Festival every year. Restoration being in progress, so "Libertas" flag, in recent years, is raised on the nearby wooden temporary column.
  • The legend says that Orlando saved Dubrovnik from the Saracens whilst defeatin them near the Island Lokrum.
  • According to a legend, Roland saved Dubrovnik from the Saracens and defeated them near the Island Lokrum.
  • A central location on the main street (Placa, Stradun). Statue of a Rolland, alleged to have helped defend the old republic from the Saracens. Popular meeting spot.
  • The old town of Dubrovnik is a must visit place in Croatia, a lot of well preserved heritage and great restaurants.