Orlando Column
Orlando Column
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Ginges_revenge
Brisbane, Australia5,347 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
I am always amazed of the age of items like this as the history behind it is so much older than the European age of culture in Australia which is just over 200 years of age. To see an amazing statue that is currently under restoration due to some damage caused by Serbian bombing, it still shows just how young my country is.
Erected in 1418, it depicts the knight Orlando who was a hero of Dubrovnik.
The statue is surrounded by a steel bar casement as it is being restored but you can still make it out OK. A must see when at the end of Stradun st and in front of Saint Blaises church.
Written 8 July 2023
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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 4 July 2023
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AndyJohn74
Sans Souci, Australia4,718 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 5 June 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 14 October 2022
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Jennifer B
Foley, AL6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
We were on a cruise and this was our second stop. This is a beautiful community and riding up the cable car to see the view of 3 countries (The Dinaric Alps) was phenomenal. I would suggest a private tour guide or one of the Game of Thrones tour guides who can take you to all the filming sites, as well as tell you the history of this region. It has such Old World charm. Living in the US, you realize how young the US is compared to what you get to walk through in Europe, such as Dubrovnik. Seeing buildings built in the 14th century is really amazing. Orlando's Column was surrounded by fencing, so maybe it was under repair? We were there for about 4 hours, but we could have spent the whole day there, inside and outside Old City. As long as you have a map of Old City, you can find anything within its walls. Just remember, the street names are on the corner of the buildings. A lot of the residents do speak English and are friendly. It is a safe place to visit, has very little crime if any. You should feel welcomed there.
Written 28 July 2022
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Michael B
Bellflower, CA24,137 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
When we tried to visit Orlando's Column it was wrapped in a protective cover, and the courtyard around it and Saint Blaise Church were surrounded by a decorative safety barrier. From what we could see they were replacing the old paving stones in front of the church and base of the Column.
Orlando's stone column was carved in the form of an ancient knight, with a small platform on top for public announcements in1418, by local sculptor Antun Dubrovčanin and Italian master sculptor Bonino di Milano.
Legend says that it was created to honour a 9th century knight called Orlando, who sailed into the city and saved it from a fifteen-month siege by the Saracens. But truthfully the Orlando, or Roland figure how he is called throughout Europe, was to show alliance to the Hungarian-Croatian King.
For many years the forearm of the statue was used as the standard measure of the Ragusan cubit, also as a place of public punishment.
Today it is the center piece for the Dubrovnik Summer Festival opening and closing ceremony, with banners flying high above the column.

TIP: When the repairs are finish, go really early to avoid all the cruise ship passengers to get tourist free photos.

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Written 3 October 2020
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The World is My Oyster
Orlando, FL21,657 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Couples
We loved it since we are from Orlando but sadly its under construction. It is still really beautiful and stands tall in the square.
Written 13 September 2020
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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 7 November 2019
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saul g
Tel Aviv, Israel1,226 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 3 August 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 3 July 2019
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