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Copenhagen's most popular square
Copenhagen’s largest and most popular square, Kongens Nytorv is located at the end of shopping street Strøget. It was laid out by King Christian V in 1670 and features an equestrian statue of him in the center.
Kongens Nytorv was part of a large initiative to move the centre of the city from the medieval area around Gammeltorv to a new square with a garden complex which was inspired by the Royal city planning of Paris from the early 17th century. Surrounded by historical buildings and the Krinsen Garden Complex, the square also features a Baroque Revival old kiosk and telephone stand form 1913. The kiosk provided the first public telephonic connection in Copenhagen.