The most historic squares in the world

Posted by on January 29, 2014

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That’s how revolutions ended. We collected the flags and banners painted with slogans. But from time to time we are seeking in the squares of the world our spiritual fathers, grace archangels who stand in the Gothic style, the happiness of the change that is happening to them everyday. Besides, revolutions start from there even today. Take a look below to the most historic squares around the world.

Grand Place, Brussels

The Archduchess Isabella, daughter of King Philip II of Spain wrote in 1599 during her visit to Brussels: I have never seen something so beautiful as the town square where the town hall is touching the sky. Through time as well as economic and political center, has been a place of execution, market, arena shows and festivals, but also a battlefield where the French troops of Marshal de Villeroy occupied the city. Until you can see and have doubts about the choice of destination. Persuaded by her beauty. Any doubt anything can torture you forgotten in this mighty square may require a full day to explore it.

Grand Place, Brussels

Grand Place, Brussels

Grand Place, Brussels

Grand Place, Brussels

Around the square stand some of the most impressive buildings in Europe. At the Maison du Cygne, where once Marx and Engels worked the Communist Manifesto, today you will find restaurants where appointments are usually closed for business dinners. Beautified by the House of Bread band all the houses of the Dukes of Brabant. Seven homes that do not actually ever hosted any Duke. Today, they have names like hermit luck windmill.

Times Square, New York

One of the few places in the world, you can in this polypoikilotita to reinvent yourself, to start from scratch. To leave behind, yourself and continue only to grow into what I always wanted. You can do it without remorse. Your old self will not be left alone and never ever the same. Where intersected the Broadway and 7th Avenue. Dominating the 25 storey skyscraper of New York Times. A miniature square, the single real city, as Truman Capote once said. Old this square was the center of trade horses, stables and ironworks. The 1899 Oscar Hammerstein built theaters and Victoria Ripamplik.

Times Square, New York City

Times Square, New York City

Times Square, New York City

Times Square, New York City

Since Broadway flourished and Times Square became the heart of the theater district, taking the name from the 1904 25storey tower of the New York Times newspaper. The newspaper moved here in New Year’s Eve and celebrated with fireworks and celebrations. Since then every New Year is celebrated here with a ball lowered and stimulates the new year. Almost always packed with people from all over the world to do everything. From yoga to and academic research. In the evening you lose the giant screens, the LED billboards, thousands of lights and lamps that give an impressive sight, despite the terrible and constant crowds.

Piazza San Marco, Venice

Square symbol of the Serenissima. Napoleon had called it the painting room of Europe. The only real town square and the first to be flooded in case of rain. Never stays all alone. Overwhelmed by crowds, but it is different every time, always charming. If we have visited, there will definitely times of your life that you desire, the maiden time. The first excitement when the unprepared eye, trying to capture her beauty.

Piazza San Marco, Venice

Piazza San Marco, Venice

Piazza San Marco, Venice

Piazza San Marco, Venice

Behind the square is the famous Harry’s Bar, which is often visited Hemingway to enjoy a Bellini. In St. Mark’s Square is dominated by the Basilica of St. Mark, which shows clear influences of the Empire of Byzantium, the Doge’s Palace, the Bell Tower, which was built entirely after the collapse in 1902, the Tower Clock, the Archaeological Museum, Library and Sansoviniana pillar of San Marco and San Teodoro. Celebrated and the astonishing beauty altar, which is covered with numerous precious stones and gold embossed.

View more here: Helsinki | Visit to the Main Market Square and City Hall, The marvelous Dam Square of Amsterdam.

By Nicole P.

Historic squares photos: Robert Montgomery, Fouad GM, Joey Lax-Salinas, Paul Anca, Kevin Gibbons, Autri Dutta.

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