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Squre named in honour of Prince Albert
Dominated by the 19th century’s Manchester Town Hall, Albert Square is located in the centre of the city. This public square includes other smaller Victorian Gothic structures besides Town Hall, and is home to many shops, restaurants and other businesses.
The square is named after Prince Albert, Prince consort of Queen Victoria, and displays a rather large memorial in his honour. In addition to the Prince Albert memorial, Albert Square includes other statues and monuments to honour those who have been important in contributing to Manchester’s culture.
Visitors can also find a fountain that was constructed for the Diamond Jubilee. When you need a little rest from the square’s bustling energy, grab a seat on one of the many benches and enjoy watching the activity surrounding you.