Orlando Column, Dubrovnik

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  • Luger square and Church of Saint velho front pillar statue of the Knight Orlando. 1/1, Luge square installed big stage and impression was hey had diverted to the crowd because of Orlando. From the new year, like a red scarf was dressed.
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  • This is as the name suggests a statue of Orlando carrying a sword, which stands in front of the Church of Saint Blaise. It is very difficult to miss despite others assertions to the contrary and has n...  more »
  • More interesting than you may first realize. The line on the fundament, equal to the length of Orlando's forearm, is exactly 51.1cm defining the official "ell of Dubrovnik" linear measure.  more »
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  • Much had been said about this column. It is a symbolic statue of a knight. Right in front of a clocktower and a church. It is a single entity on a pedastrian walkway.
  • Great landmark and street. Everyone knows Dubrovnik is beautiful. Must see.
  • Its called Orlando's Column because the guy looks like Orlando Bloom.
  • 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.

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