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The Pillar of Shame
The Pillar of Shame (Zadar)
This probably used to be the most hated place in the city. Namely, those who did something wrong had to be tied and presented to the public or even whipped on the pillar. The pillar of shame is located on a northwest side of the square and it was used as a symbol of local judicial authority. Penalties usually lasted for a couple of hours. For example, women who threw feces out on the street, got tied for an hour and had to wear a sign saying ‘dirty lady’.
Category: Other attractions, Old town,
Ulica Nadbiskupa Mate Karamana (old town, next to the Forum Square), Zadar 23000
44.116061, 015.223662 (44°06’57.8″N,015°13’25.2″E)
GPS coordinates: 44.116061, 015.223662 (44°06’57.8″N,015°13’25.2″E)
Address: Ulica Nadbiskupa Mate Karamana (old town, next to the Forum Square), Zadar 23000
The Pillar of Shame is located in the center of the old town of Zadar, in the Archbishop Mate Karaman Street, next to the Forum Square (near the Church of St. Donatus)
If you are driving with a car show this translation to the taxi driver:
Molim Vas da me odvezete do glavnog trga Foruma koji se nalazi u starom dijelu grada Zadra (kod crkve sv. Donata). Hvala!
You must also show to the taxi driver that he must turn on the taximeter:
Molim Vas uključite taksimetar. Hvala!
Please can you tell me how to find this sight:
Molim Vas da me uputite prema stupu srama koji se nalazi odmah do crkve sv. Donata na glavnom trgu Forumu u starom dijelu grada Zadra. Hvala!
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