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Orlando Column, Dubrovnik

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  • Orlando Column is easily accessible in Orlando Column in Dubrovnik Old Town. The Orlando Column history is readily available in all guie books, and is well worth a visit.  more »
  • Located on Luza Square, the eastern end of Placa (Stradun), the Orlando Column, a stone statue, reminds of knight Orlando, who helped to save Dubrovnik from the Saracens.  more »
  • The statue of Roland emphasizes the great age of the city of Dubrovnik. It has been here for almost six hundred years, standing guard over the square in front of the St. Blaise church. With his shield...  more »
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  • Great landmark and street. Everyone knows Dubrovnik is beautiful. Must see.
  • 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.
  • Stradun je super....
  • 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.