Favorite Local Hideaway
Gråbrødretorv square is one of the busiest and most popular areas in the city, with its many indoor and outdoor restaurants. Many outdoor summer events take place here, especially during the Copenhagen Jazz Festival. For tourists, the pedestrian Gråbrødretorv can be difficult to find because it is surrounded by houses. Many of the lopsided, half-timbered houses on Gråbrødretorv go as far back as 1730. Others were built after the British bombardment in 1807. The name of the square originates from the cloister of Gråbrødre, which was located on it from 1238 to 1530. Before that, it was 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.
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Best Modes of Transportation: Walking
Notes: The only way to get about is to walk the cobbled stones--it is part of the experience. This is central Copenhagen, safe, interesting, and full of little semi-hidden gems. The square is off Strogart; when heading east, turn left at Helligånds Kirke, along a narrow street, and suddenly almost without warning it opens onto the square.
Parking Availability: No
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