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Roland's Column, Dubrovnik

The Orlando Column in Front of the Church of St. Blaise


Roland's Column is an unmissable Dubrovnik monument, found in Luza Square. This 15th century column is an unlikely symbol for the city.
Roland's Column, Dubrovnik

Roland's Column, Dubrovnik

Kerry Kubilius, licensed to About.com
Roland's, or Orlando's, Column symbolizes freedom as well as loyalty. While the knight Roland himself probably has little connection to Dubrovnik, his image declares Dubrovnik's historic loyalty to Sigismund, the King of Hungary, Croatia, and Bohemia, who helped protect Dubrovnik from Venice. Find Roland in front of the Church of St. Blaise on Luza Square and note the detail the sculpture of this legendary knight.

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