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The Strøget leads to this large and noble square in the shape of a coat of arms. It was created from 1688 onwards as a link between the historic city and the new districts built outside the city walls. At that time, the site was more or less a wasteland until Christian V decided to make it the new royal square on which to erect the equestrian statue glorifying him. Abraham-César Lamoureux was chosen to carry out this project. In addition to the usual allegorical figures, Lamoureux decided to place a naked man under the horse's legs for a double necessity. This poor boy came to symbolize Envy in order to help the sculptor make a rather unstable equestrian group stand upright... to the point that the statue had to be re-cast in 1944 to ensure its durability. Simply called "the horse" by the Copenhaguese, the monument is one of the high points of the student celebrations at the end of the university year: the "dance around the horse" is a great moment in the life of any student. Recently refurbished, the square is now partly dedicated to pedestrians. Numerous official buildings surround the square: the Royal Theatre where the Royal Ballet Company resides, Charlottenborg Palace, the former royal palace housing the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Tott Palace where the French Embassy is located, the prestigious Palace Hotel d'Angleterre and the Magasin du Nord department store. Commerce, art, culture and power thus share the strategic heart of Copenhagen!

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Visited in august 2017
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Au cœur de la ville, avec une station de métro sur la ligne directe vers l'aéroport.c'est le point de départ idéal pour parcourir la ville à pied ou démarrer une journée shopping
Visited in may 2017
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Kongens Nytorv est une immense place avec un arrêt de métro mais étant en travaux actuellement on n'arrive même pas à voir le théâtre ,dommage

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