Look out for this column at the port end of the Placa (Main Street). Dating back to the15th century, it was common for cities in the Hanseatic League to erect similar statues symbolizing the alliance and protection, although there is a legend that Orlando rescued the city for a siege in the 9th century. The length of Orlando’s forearm was used as a standard for the measure of one cubit, which is also shown more accurately by a line in the base, thus you may see people strangely measuring their arms against the statue! Worth a photo!
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