Orlando Column, Dubrovnik

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  • For lovers of old stones, it's a beautiful statue representing a Knight. It's nice to see when you're passing on Dubrovnik.
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  • I first saw a picture of the Orlando Column as part of my 3 day Dubronvik card. I was curious where it was in town and finally realized on day 1 at night where it was. You may also get some distracted...  more »
  • Apparently, in the older days, folks will use the elbow as a standard to measure length. There is a line at the feet of the statue that corresponds to his elbow.  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.
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