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"Orlando Column" Orlando Column Tip by canaglic

Orlando Column, Dubrovnik: 6 reviews and 7 photos


Orlando's Column (15th century) is certainly the most significant symbol of Dubrovnik's independence and freedom. The hoisting of the white flag bearing the insignia of St. Blasius on the column in 1419 marked the beginning of the golden period of Ragusan history. Its lowering in 1808, when Napoleon's army marched into the city, was the end of an entire era. Since 1990 Orlando's Column has been flying a white flag which bears one word known and understood by everyone, 'libertas'!

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  • Updated Mar 21, 2003
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