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Type of Attraction
Streets & Squares
Interests That Apply
Photography, Local Culture, Culinary Arts, Architecture, History
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Price: Free
Is there parking?: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Mobility Obstacles: Extended Walking Required
Water/Drinks: Available at attraction or nearby.
This is a good place to get: Snacks Dinner Lunch Breakfast
Restrooms: Available
Notes: There are restaurants nearby, but you will likely have to be a paying customer to use their facilities.
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Grayfriars Square

Favorite Local Hideaway

Off The Beaten Path

Copenhagen, 1154


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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Times & Dates

Open Hours: 24 hours
Visit Time: 30min-3hr
Average Wait Time: None
Notes: If it is a photo opportunity you're after, you can be in and out of the square in 15 minutes. If you dine, you may be here several hours.
Price: Free


Outdoor with some covering.

Age Recommendations/Requirements

Ages Admitted: Infants/Toddlers (0-3yrs), Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Ages that would most enjoy this attraction: Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Groups that would most enjoy this attraction: Couples, Families, Friends, Groups, Solo Travelers


Nearest Train or Bus: Nørreport Station
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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