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“What is the real reason for the statue”
Review of Orlando Column

Orlando Column
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Reviewed 21 June 2017

According to the legend in the 9th century Orlando and his boats, saved Dubrovnik from a 15 month long siege. To express their gratefulness, the citizens erected this beautiful column in Orlando's honour... However, that is just a legend...Orlando, or Roland how he is called throughout Europe, was used as a symbol of a city under protection of the Hungarian-Croatian King. I prefer the first... Often used a s a meeting point in the city, so always very busy ...

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Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Neat statue dedicated to Dubrovnik's famous knight.

Depending on when you go, it can quite easily be missed (we almost did when there was a market fair going on in front of the church).

Thank Arianne M
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Reviewed 9 June 2017

Orlando Column is easily accessible in Orlando Column in Dubrovnik Old Town.

The Orlando Column history is readily available in all guie books, and is well worth a visit.

Thank SavantIII_11
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Reviewed 6 June 2017

Located on Luza Square, the eastern end of Placa (Stradun), the Orlando Column, a stone statue, reminds of knight Orlando, who helped to save Dubrovnik from the Saracens.

Thank CarlaColumna123
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Reviewed 25 April 2017

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 sailing ships headed East for precious cargoes. The statue is extremely well preserved, though with all the grabbing and rubbing it receives these days, it has to get eroded eventually. A nice quirky little thing to check out.

Thank Raymond W
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