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Address: | Luza Square, Dubrovnik 20000, Croatia
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Charming Little Statue

The statue of Roland emphasizes the great age of the city of Dubrovnik. It has been here for almost six hundred years, standing guard over the square in front of the St. Blaise... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Raymond W
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Chengdu, China
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Chengdu, China
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The statue of Roland emphasizes the great age of the city of Dubrovnik. It has been here for almost six hundred years, standing guard over the square in front of the St. Blaise church. With his shield and long, pointy sword, Roland takes you back to the era of knights and castles when pirates roamed the Adriatic Sea and Venetian... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
Reviewed April 19, 2017

Erected on Luza Square at the end of Placa Stradun, the Central Street of the Old Town in front of the Bell Tower and St. Blaise Church, the statute is that of an ancient knight Orlando. A small platform was installed at the top of the column to serve as a stand for public proclamation and in older times, public... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
Reviewed December 31, 2016

In Croatian and on the map it is Orlandov stup. Our historian and civil engineer both say the statue’s forearm was once Old Ragusa’s standard of measurement (512mm/20 in.). None of us brought a tape measure to verify even if we could get the tourists sitting on the steps of the base to move. Reading the history of this knight... More 

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Durbanville, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed December 1, 2016

In the same square as the Sponza Palace, this column has the figure of a medieval warrior carved into it. Erected in the 15th century, it has become known as Orlando's Column and is a symbol of the freedom of Dubrovnik.

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Warren, Massachusetts
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Reviewed November 7, 2016

Orlando's column is right in the middle of Luza Square. Erected in 1418, I have guide books that call the medieval knight depicted by two names: Orlando and Roland. Perhaps it's simply a matter of translation and they are one and the same. This is the same Roland who was a legendary medieval knight - the same as in 'Chanson... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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Reviewed November 4, 2016

At the foot of this statue in the middle of the main street you can find the primary measurement of length that was used in the Old City in the days of old.

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Thank Richard G
Bridlington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 26, 2016

The Orlando Column is located in Dubrovnik Old Town and stands in front of the Church of St. Blaisse in the busy Luza Square.It is a medieval warrior in arms bearing a sword and represents a character of a pale knight. A according to legend it is the nephew of the Spanish King Charles. It was carved by the Italian... More 

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Ottery St. Mary, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 12, 2016

At the junction of the town's major roads of the Old Town, the Column is popular with pigeons and tourists. The forearm of the statue is said to have been used as a traditional measure of length.

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Thank Martin T
Perth, Australia
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Reviewed September 11, 2016

A memorial to the knight Orlando who saved the city from a siege of the city by the nasty Saracens in the 9th century Another reminder of the layers of history of this fascinating city

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Santa Monica, California
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Reviewed September 8, 2016

Can't miss this column while walking through the old city, but not much to it. Good for a picture or two

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