Town squares in London

Trafalgar Square

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Trafalgar Square je trg u londonskom Westminsteru koji je ime je dobio po lordu Nelsonu pobjedniku u Bitci kod Trafalgara 1805.

Trafalgar je vjerojatno najpoznatiji od svih londonskih trgova, to je veliki javni prostor bez parka. Prema njemu vodi sedam avenija tako da se oko njegovog velikog asfaltiranog ovala odvija gust automobilski promet.

Opis i historija

Njegovim centrom dominira 56 metara visok Nelsonov stup - spomenik lordu Nelsonu podignut između 1839-43., na čijem se vrhu koči 5 metara visoka Nelsonova skulptura koju je izradio skulptor Edward Baily. Na uglovima postolja stupa leže četiri brončana lava koje je oblikovao Edwin Landseer uz pomoć Carla Marochettia koji ih je izlio i cizelirao.

Trafalgar Square je podignut između 1820-ih i 1840-ih na mjestu nekadašnjih kraljevskih konjušnica.

Omeđen je zgradama Nacionalne galerije i crkvom sv Martina u polju. Nešto južnije leži raskršće Charing Cross, a od njega prema istoku i prema Cityu ide bulevar Strand koji kasnije mijenja svoje ime u Fleet Street.

Na Trafalgaru se tradicionalno održavaju najveći politički mitinzi, a u decembru za vrijeme božićnih svečanosti, tu se postavlja velika jelka, koja od Drugog svjetskog rata uvijek dolazi iz Norveške kao poklon. Na Trafalgaru se isto tako dočekuje Nova godina.

Tek od 1830. trg dobija današnje ime - Trafalgar Square, 1832. počeli su radovi na izgradnji Nacionalne galerije, a fontane su izgrađene 1845.

Poslednje veliko uređenje trga dovršeno je u julu 2003., sjeverni dio (ispred Nacionalne galerije) je preuređen samo za pješake, izgrađeni su javni toaleti, rampe za invalide i kafe.

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Louis Vuitton
19 May 2010
A wonderful place for people watching on a sunny day or as a romantic meeting place at dusk, but look out for the pigeons. A visit to the National Gallery is also highly recommended.
HISTORY UK
9 August 2011
Every year a Norway Spruce is erected here and decorated as part of the Christmas festivities. The tree is a gift of thanks from the Norwegians for Britain's support during the Second World War
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