Orlando Column
Orlando Column
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DeanMurphy2020
Orlando, FL7,631 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
Not having time to prepare a list of must-see sites before arriving in Dubrovnik for a 16-day guided tour of four Balkan countries, I came across a metal grid encasing a stone carving. Since it’s in the middle of Luža (Luca) Square near the end of the main street, Stradun, in the medieval Walled City. Extreme age was obvious. Erected in 1418, it features Knight Orlando. Legend has it that Orlando assisted denizens of Ragusa (the Roman name for Dubrovnik) defeat invaders of the Middle Ages and helped Dubrovnik remain a free trade city-state. I learned that much damage was caused by Serbian bombardments in the early 1990s following the breakup of Yugoslavia, which included Croatia and Serbia. Orlando Column (Stup) earns my high rating in that citizens of Dubrovnik have sacrificed much to restore the UNESCO walled city and significant features of its past. Living near Orlando, Florida, the guide asked if the central Florida city was named for Knight Orlando. Who knows?
Written July 4, 2023
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Madan Gopal M
Bengaluru, India7,663 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Solo
This iconic Column located at Luza Square in front of Sponza Palace in now celebrating special 600th year anniversary as symbol of freedom. The beautiful stone Column with image of a medieval knight is a source of inspiration for many ages. This was the area where festivities, official ceremonies like announcing edicts, folk performance were held. The forearm of the Knight was the official linear measure of the earlier Republic. As I was staying in one of the hotels on the bylane of Old Town, I could enjoy the grandeur of this place in late evening and early morning.
Written November 7, 2019
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funkydelicguy
Leeds, UK167 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
The iconic Orlando’s Column in the very heart of the Old City of Dubrovnik is currently under reconstruction. You can hardly see it as the stone pillar is enclosed with protective scaffolds.
However, you can get to know more info about Orlando’s column in one of the areas inside the Sponza Palace as there’s an exhibition being held.
Written May 22, 2019
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EuropeanDiversity
Cologne, Germany870 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Solo
It is a small column but very nice way to mark an important space at the eastern entrance (clock tower) just in front of St Blaise
Written January 19, 2019
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AndyJohn74
Sans Souci, Australia4,723 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
Located in Luca Square, in front of St Blaine Church is Orlando’s Column. Erected in 1418, this centrepiece of the old city is under going some significant restoration works. Still a very important piece to the history of this city.
Written June 5, 2023
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JRMADA
United States3,313 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
We like this Column very much. Unfortunately it is cracking and now it is being refurbished and not clearly visible due to scaffolding around it.
Written October 14, 2022
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saul g
Tel Aviv, Israel1,225 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
The 2nd of July , and still under cover (and renovations ?) . A bit disappointing , but the Luza square , St. Blaise Church , the Little Onoforio 's Fountain , the Bell/Clock Tower and Sponza Palace - do compensate .
Maybe on our next visit .
Written August 3, 2019
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globetrottingYankee
677 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Solo
It looks boarded up. But with about 4ft square enclosure, it’s anyone’s guess if the structure is even there or if it was hauled away elsewhere. There’s no notice if and when it would come back,
Written July 3, 2019
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Zfy Ed
Singapore, Singapore9,820 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
This column is almost in the heart of the old town and visitors will surely not miss it no matter which way you go to. However, in our recent visit there, it was under renovation (or reconstruction) and so it was "wrapped" up with scaffolds and not able to see it and so I took the picture in front of the Church of St Blaise instead as the statue was in front of it!

Perhaps the statue should be much taller so that from afar, visitors will be able to see it clearly?
Written June 29, 2019
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Sue M
Cape Town Central, South Africa367 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Solo
Orlando’s Column is part of Luza square at the end of Placa (Stradun) street near the City Bell Tower. This is the spot for public concerts and occasions. The form of an ancient knight – Orlando – is carved into the column. Orlando is said to have saved Dubrovnik from a Saracen siege during the crusades.
Written December 31, 2018
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