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Orlando Column, Dubrovnik

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  • This landmark of Dubrovnik is unmissable meeting point.There is lot of legends regarding this statue. Great place to expierience city puls  more »
  • Well this column is in honor to Orlando that was a Croatian hero and was nephew of Charlemagne, this in the middle of the square is opposite the Church of San Blas, who is the patron saint of the city.
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  • Column in the old town used as a meeting point and marker between the rectors palace and the church for st blaise. Easy to walk past without thinking about it however the column is celebrating st orla...  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.
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  • 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.

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One of Croatia's major tourist destinations, Dubrovnik remains one of the most expensive cities in the country, especially if you wish to stay in the old town at peak season. You can choose from upscale hotel rooms just east of the old town, but for budget-friendly beds you may have to go as far as the outskirts of town. Many locals rent small rooms in their private homes, so look for rental signs in windows or check with the city's tourist office.
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