Strøget : Michelin's recommendations
Two streets (Frederiksberggade and Nygade) lead from the Town Hall and are mostly given over to tourist shops. They end in two paved squares that make up an inverted double trapezium: to the left, the Old Square, where the first town market was held and tournaments used to be held; and to the right, the New Square, occupied by the Law Court which used to be the Town Hall and where the condemned used to be tortured. At the heart of this two-sided esplanade, the Caritas Fountain illustrates one of the theological virtues, as its name suggests. During holidays, the fountain contains golden balls, hence the nickname "fountain of the golden apples". Strøget is followed by Nybroggade and Vimmelskaftet, leading to Amagertov, the old fish market since dominated by the Stork Fountain (1894), where newly qualified midwives gather. A short diversion towards the banks and you can go an see Absalon who still proudly watches over Christiansborg and come back to the luxury shops, stopping off in front of St Nicholas's Church whose 16C tower is all that remains of the original building, accompanied by a modern steeple (1910) that is just as impressive. Then you will arrive at the New Royal Square after another detour to the "Latin Quarter" this time, where Pistolstraede leads you through 18C houses.
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