Højbro Plads (literally "High Bridge Square") is a rectangular public square located between the adjoining Amagertorv and Slotsholmen Canal in the City Centre of Copenhagen, Denmark. It takes its name from the Højbro Bridge which connects it to the Slotsholmen island on the other side of the canal while Gammel Strand extends along the near side of the canal.By using our Copenhagen holiday planner, you can arrange your visit to Hoejbro Plads and other attractions in Copenhagen.
The most striking feature of the square is an equestrian statue of Absalon, the warrior-bishop who has traditionally been credited as the founder of Copenhagen. It was inaugurated in 1901 to commemorate the septcentennial of his death.
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Hoejbro Plads Reviews
Small square but with added bonus of a small Christmas market bringing a nice atmosphere. Sits centrally and surrounded by shops on one side and the canal on the other. Not really a destination but... more »
A rectangular market with nothing really special. Both long sides are occupied by old buildings, with interesting architecture. Some shops and a couple of restaurants with outside terraces. At one of.... more »
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