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Kongens Nytorv

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"Kongens Nytorv (literally, 'New King's Square') is a central square located in Copenhagen, Denmark, at the end of the pedestrian Strøget street. It is the best and largest square in the city, it was laid out by Christian V in 1670 in relation to an extension of the fortified city, and it has an equestrian statue of him in the center. The initiative moved the city center from the medieval area around Gammeltorv, which at the time was a muddy medieval market, to a new cobbled square with a garden, inspired by the urban planning of Paris at the beginning of the 17th century. Some important buildings on the square include Charlottenborg Palace from 1671, Thott Palace from 1683 (now the French Embassy), and the Royal Theater in Copenhagen from 1874."
"Kongens Nytorv is a large and important square in the center of Copenhagen. Not only is it adjacent to the Nyhavn district, making it one of the main tourist areas, but it is also the only place where all 4 lines of the Copenhagen metro intersect. The markets open at the end of November and close just before Christmas. Here you can look forward to many stalls with traditional Danish snacks to eat and drink, as well as handicrafts and tourist souvenirs. This place is definitely worth visiting after sunset, because then the ubiquitous decoration and lights stand out. The ideal place to soak up the Christmas atmosphere!"
"This big square has a prominent equestrian statue of King Christian V at its center, offering a historic and picturesque urban space. This is a great place to have a break on a bench and maybe a traditional hotdog, if you haven't had one yet."

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