Just around two weeks ago we wrote about bad condition of the one of the most iconic statues in Dubrovnik, Orlando's Column. The statue is placed in the very heart of the Old City of Dubrovnik, in front of the Saint Blaise Church and sadly – has visible cracks over it.
However, there is a solution on the way! Mayor of Dubrovnik, Mato Frankovic, had a meeting with Minister of Culture Nina Obuljen Korzinek and her assisant Davor Trupkovic, and one of the topic was much needed restoration of this famous statue. It was agreed that they would start with all the activities needed for the implementation of the rehabilitation process - by preparing project documentation. Orlando will, in the opinion of the profession, be dismantled and repaired in working conditions and stored in the other location, as the replica will be placed in front of the Saint Blaise Church.
The statue was last repaired only ten years ago, but due to unprofessional works that were carried out without the licence of conservationists one of the symbols of Dubrovnik is sadly – falling apart.