St. George (originally Sv. Juraj) is considered to be one of the most respected saints in Christianity and one of the most favorite saints among the Croatians, which is why many legends about him were created that are being told over and over again. All stories point to the fact that St. George was observed as a brave knight who opposed his enemies to defend his fellowmen against evil.
One of the most famous legends about St. George is the one where he defeats the dragon. According to the legend, a city and all its citizens were threatened by a dragon that would occasionally emerge from the lake. In fear of the dragon, the citizens were sacrificing their sheep and the children. When the king’s daughter was to sacrifice, St. George came on his horse and rescued the princess from the dragon.
Apart from the Kamenita vrata, another statue was erected next the Croatian National Theatre.