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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... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Durbanville, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Bridlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 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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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 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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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

The statue of Orlando is one of the first monuments you'll see on entering the Stradun from the Port end. It's just a column with Orlando holding a sword and it's a popular meeting point, so just worth a quick look as you pass by.

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Alsager, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

If you are in the old town then you will probably stumble across this but not knowing its history, it's not particularly interesting and we didn't even get the camera out to take a photo.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

The story about the protector and the turning of the statue is a god tale. It is no worry when he is facing the enemy. He will protect the town and it's citisens.

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