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Orlando Column

Address: Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Ranked #41 of 61 Attractions in Dubrovnik
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks

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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We all like to search for hidden pleasures, right? Did you know that Dubrovnik was Adriatic trade capital in the past? You do, for sure :o) Well, than you should search north base of Orlando Column where one line is hammered to the stone, representing official length measure unit. Cute, isn't it :o?

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London, United Kingdom
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

A small but significant piece of history. There are some amusing and historical anecdotes associated with the monument - I will not spoil the surprise. A good and memorable place to take a photo with loved ones.

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Melbourne, Australia
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749 helpful votes 749 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The statue of Orlando stands in the middle of Luza Sq in front of St Blaise Church. It was erected in 1418 after Orlando heroically saved the city from a pirate attack, according to one legend. The square was the main marketplace in medieval times, where laws were passed and law breakers punished. Today it still is the most famous... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Just a single statue in front of St Blaise Church. A great deal of history here, but lots of tourists taking their snaps as well.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

The statue of Orlando or Roland, to give him his northern European name was used as the basis of measurement. He's amusing to look at but not aweinspiring

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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Obviously the history of Roland battling pirates is interesting - and anything approaching 600 years of age is certainly worth seeing, but there isn't really much to do here beyond snapping a photo. It is a good place to meet up if your party gets separated.

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New Delhi, India
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

The statue of Knight Roland (Orlando) is located at one end of the Stradun near the church of St Blaise. While it is just a statue, it is interesting for a few reasons. You can see most of the important monuments in old town from here, it is the place where a lot of activity takes place and hence is... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

It's like a point of reference in the end of the Stradun, nevertheless a very nice piece that goes along with the style of the old town

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Essex
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126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

You will walk past it in Luza Square in front of the clock tower so stop and take a look at the statue of Roland

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2011

This statue and column is found at one end of the Stradun opposite the Church of St. Blaise in the old city. Built in the 1400’s, it is an interesting landmark. It represents the Knight Roland (Orlando is an Italian form of the name) and was a symbol of freedom and liberty to the locals. It was at this spot... More 

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