Friday, February 02, 2007

Sights of Copenhagen: Gråbrødretorv

This square with buildings dating back as far as 1730 used to be called Ulfeldts square after the Lord Chancellor Corfitz Ulfeldt. After his treason against his brother-in-law Frederik III, a monument of infamy was raised to him in the middle of the square, and in 1841 the square's name was changed to Gråbrødretorv.

The square is named after the old Fransiscan monastery there used to be situated on the square from 1238-1530. Today it houses several great restaurants. Le Pavé, (french), Jensens Bøfhus, and Peder Oxe, where we had our danish open sandwiches. The square is also used as an outside venue for different arrangements, as the Copenhagen jazz-festival.

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