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Zhongshan Square Dalian China
Zhongshan Square in Dalian, Liaoning Province, People's Republic of China, is the best known of the many squares in Dalian. Originally designed by Russians in the 19th century, it is especially noted for the several classical buildings located on the square built during the first half of the 20th century by the Japanese.
Zhongshan Square is 213 metres (699 ft) in diameter. Inside the five-lane roundabout there is a green zone and a paved area where people gather to dance on summer evenings, participate in foreign language corners, or do other things. There are underground passages leading to the inside of the square from both Zhongshan and Renmin Roads.
Piazza del Duomo Milano Italy
Piazza del Duomo ("Cathedral Square") is the main piazza of Milan, Italy. It is named after, and dominated by, the Milan Cathedral (the Duomo). The piazza marks the center of the city, both in a geographic sense and because of its importance from an artistic, cultural, and social point of view. Rectangular in shape, with an overall area of 17,000 m2 (about 183,000 sq ft), the piazza includes some of the most important buildings of Milan (and Italy in general), as well some of the most prestigious commercial activities, and it is by far the foremost tourist attraction of the city.
Palace Square St. Petersburg
Palace Square connecting Nevsky Prospekt with Palace Bridge leading to Vasilievsky Island, is the central city square of St Petersburg and of the former Russian Empire. It was the setting of many events of worldwide significance, including the Bloody Sunday (1905) and the October Revolution of 1917.
The centre of the square is marked with the Alexander Column (1830-34), designed by Auguste de Montferrand. This red granite column (the tallest of its kind in the world) is 47.5 metres high and weighs some 500 tons. It is set so well that no attachment to the base is needed.
Piazza Vittorio Emanuele Rome
Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II, also known as Piazza Vittorio, is a piazza in Rome, in the Esquilino rione. It is served by the Vittorio Emanuele Metro station.
Surrounded by palazzi with large porticoes in the 19th century style, the piazza was built by Gaetano Koch shortly after the unification of Italy. Umbertine in style, it is the largest piazza in Rome (316 x 174 metres). In the centre of the piazza is a garden with the remains of a fountain built by Alexander Severus (so called Trophy of Marius), and the Porta Alchemica (Alchemist's Portal or also called Magic Gate or Porta Magica), the entrance to Villa Palombara, former residence of the alchemist Marquis Palombara.
Times Square, New York
Times Square is a major commercial intersection and neighborhood in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue, and stretching from West 42nd to West 47th Streets. Times Square is one of the world's most visited tourist attractions, drawing an estimated fifty million visitors annually
Djemaa el Fna, Marrakech, Morocco
Jamaa el Fna is a square and market place in Marrakesh's medina quarter (old city). It remains the main square of Marrakesh, used by locals and tourists.
During the day it is predominantly occupied by orange juice stalls, water sellers with traditional leather water-bags and brass cups, youths with chained Barbary apes and snake charmers despite the protected status of these species under Moroccan law
Trafalgar Square, London, England
Trafalgar Square is a public space and tourist attraction in central London, built around the area formerly known as Charing Cross. It is situated in the City of Westminster. At its centre is Nelson's Column, which is guarded by four lion statues at its base.
The square has become a social and political focus for visitors and Londoners alike, developing over its history from "an esplanade peopled with figures of national heroes, into the country's foremost place politique", as historian Rodney Mace has written
Red Square Moskow
Red Square is a city square (plaza) in Moscow, Russia. It separates the Kremlin, the former royal citadel and currently the official residence of the President of Russia, from a historic merchant quarter known as Kitai-gorod. Red Square is often considered the central square of Moscow, because Moscow's major streets-which connect to Russia's major highways-originate from the square.
Charles Square Prague
Charles Squareis a city square in the New Town of Prague, Czech Republic. At roughly 70,000 m2 it is one of the largest squares in the world and was the largest town square of the medieval Europe. Founded in 1348 as the main square of the New Town by Charles IV, it was known as Dobytci trh (Cattle Market) from the 15th century and finally named after its founder in 1848. The central portion of the square was turned into a park in the 1860s.
Sanam Luang Bangkok
Sanam Luang is an open field and public square in front of Wat Phra Kaew and the Grand Palace, Bangkok, Thailand. Sanam Luang is located in the Phra Nakhon district, the historic center of Bangkok.
Sanam Luang was officially known as Thung Phra Men. It has been used as a site for the cremation of kings, queens and high-ranking princes since the reign of King Rama I.
Parade Square Warsaw
Parade Square is a square in downtown Warsaw. Located between ulica Swietokrzyska (Holy Cross Street) in the north, Aleje Jerozolimskie (Jerusalem Avenues) in the south, ulica Marszalkowska (Marshal's Street) in the east and the monumental Palace of Culture and Science to the west, it is one of Warsaw's central squares. It's one of the largest city squares in the world, the largest in the European Union.
Plaza de Mayo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
The Plaza de Mayo is the main square in the Monserrat barrio of central Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is flanked by Hipolito Yrigoyen, Balcarce, Rivadavia and Bolivar streets.
Today, Plaza de Mayo continues to be an indispensable tourist attraction for those who visit Buenos Aires.
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India Gate Delhi
The India gate in Delhi, initially called the All India War Memorial is a superb high curve landmark, fabricated to recognize the Indian officers who kicked the bucket in the First World War and the Afghan Wars. A 42-meter tall landmark made out of appreciation for the Indian Soldiers has an eternal fire that blazes day and night under the curve is an update to respect the troopers who battled and passed on in the Indo-Pakistan War in 1971.
Macroplaza Monterrey Mexico
The Macroplaza or La Gran Plaza is a town square or plaza located in the heart of the city of Monterrey, Mexico.
The Macroplaza was built in the early 1980s during the governorship of Alfonso Martinez Dominguez. The construction of the Macroplaza required the demolition of several old buildings and houses including a famous movie theater.
The Macroplaza is the fifth largest plaza in the world. It has an extension of 400,000 square metres consisting of various monuments, smaller plazas and gardens.
One of the most iconic monuments of the city is the Faro del Comercio (Lighthouse of Commerce), a 70-meter-tall modern lighthouse located in the same plaza, equipped with a green laser, that shot its light around the city at nights.
Tiananmen Square Beijing
Tiananmen Square is a large city square in the centre of Beijing, China, named after the Tiananmen gate (Gate of Heavenly Peace) located to its North, separating it from the Forbidden City.The square contains the monuments to the heroes of the revolution, The great hall of people, the National Museum of China, and the Chairman Mao Zedong Memorial Hall
Mao Zedong proclaimed the founding of the People's Republic in the square on Oct. 1, 1949, an anniversary still observed there. Tiananmen Square is within the top five largest city squares in the world (440,500 m2 - 880x500 m). It has great cultural significance as it was the site of several important events in Chinese history. Hotels near Tiananmen Square Beijing
Merdeka Square, Jakarta
Merdeka Square is a large square located in the center of Jakarta, Indonesia. Measuring one square kilometer in area, if the surrounding fields within the Merdeka Square are included, it is considered the largest square in the world or one of the largest. At 75 hectares, it is over five times the size of Tiananmen Square, and 12 times the size of Place de la Concorde
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Plaza de la Revolucion Havana
Plaza de la Revolucion, "Revolution Square" is a municipality and a square in Havana, Cuba.
The Plaza is 31st largest city square in the world, measuring 72,000 square meters
Freedom Square Kharkiv
Freedom Square in Kharkiv, Ukraine, is the 8th largest city-centre square in Europe.
The main part of the square is bordered to the west by the site of the statue of Lenin, to the east by Sumska street, to the north by the Hotel Kharkiv and to the south by Shevchenko park.
A monumental statue of Lenin was erected in 1964 and was torn down by protesters on September 28, 2014
Place des Quinconces Bordeaux, France
The Place des Quinconces, located in Bordeaux, France, is one of the largest city squares in Europe (approximately 126,000 m2).
With the installation of a tram system in 2003, the place has become the most important public transport hub of the area, with two tram lines, 21 bus lines (including 3 night buses), an electric shuttle, and 12 coach lines through Gironde, as well as a reception area in the south.
Dalian Xinghai Square Dalian, China
Xinghai Square is a city square in Dalian, Liaoning Province, China. It is located to the north of Dalian Bay. It covers a total area of 1.1 million m2, making it the largest city square in the world. Its name literally means "the Sea of Stars".
Xinghai Square was built at the centennial of the City of Dalian in 1998. The sculptures of 1000 footprints and an opened book facing the sea commemorates the vicissitudes of the city's history.
Persiaran Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah
Putrajaya is home to the world's largest roundabout, the Persiaran Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah with a perimeter of 3.5 km. (2.7 miles)
Taksim Square, situated in the European part of Istanbul, Turkey, is a major tourist and leisure district famed for its restaurants, shops, and hotels. It is considered the heart of modern Istanbul, with the central station of the Istanbul Metro network. Taksim Square is also the location of the Monument of the Republic which was crafted by Pietro Canonica and inaugurated in 1928. The monument commemorates the 5th anniversary of the foundation of the Republic of Turkey in 1923, following the Turkish War of Independence.
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