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Orlando Column, Dubrovnik

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  • In old Town, is taking place at the end of the Stradun Street, 15 century made this column is Knight the Knight Orlando Orlando, who contributed in the preservation of Dubrovnik. Another characteristic of this statue represents freedom of Croats. A public announcement at the top of the column of section and column today is a symbol of the opening and closing ceremonies of the festival in Dubrovnik.
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  • This is the statue stand Luger square in the heart of Dubrovnik. To face sometimes appears to look brave figure with a sword and shield, but look cute. It is recommended to take a picture because the old church at the back with pictures. It is sometimes with a stingy and the whys and wherefores of this statue is famous for once treat silk fabrics, such as in the trade, is not long enough, this arm's length proved length measure instead. I was suddenly old switchyard is now not being used in such applications.
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  • The patron saint of the city, told me. In the old days, there was also the death penalty, enforcement in the macabre. Like most of the city in the center of the monument.
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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.