Gammeltorv
The area
Neighborhood: Indre By (Inner City)
This is the heart of old town Copenhagen, with its blend of charming old buildings and bold new architecture, broad avenues and tiny streets as well as picturesque canals and a modern harbor. The inner city is home to the Royal Danish Theatre, which consists of three buildings, two of which are new and situated on the harbor front. The streets, squares and venues of the inner city and its surrounding neighborhoods, are alive all year round with everything from jazz festivals to outdoor ice skating rinks and parachuting at the lakes right in the center of the city. This compact area boasts beautiful old castles, tranquil parks, and bustling squares where you can always find a bench to stretch out your legs whenever you need a break.
How to get there
  • Nørreport • 8 min walk
  • København Hovedbanegård Station • 10 min walk

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PETR D
Pardubice, Czech Republic200 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
This square is the oldest square in Copenhagen. You find here "House of Amber" and some small restaurants. There is also the dominating feature The Caritas Well (from 1608) that is the oldest well in Copangen as well. Next is the Nytorv Square.
Written January 1, 2020
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923Dan
Swindon, UK3,021 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Walking around the Latin quarter and the main shopping area, came across the Gammeltorv, a Large square & fountain in central Copenhagen.
Nice enough.
Written July 12, 2021
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Herbert C
1,510 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
This is the first square that you’ll come across if you traverse the Stroget shopping strip. Not as glamorous as its sister square, Amagertorv, but nevertheless, it serves as a good rest stop in your Stroget shopping adventure. This square also branches off to the less-explored university area which contains landmarks such as the imposing Copenhagen Cathedral and St Peter’s Church.
Written December 16, 2018
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31HomeGames
Charlotte, NC1,460 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
Gammeltorv is the first square you will come up when walking the Strøget from the direction of city hall. It is the oldest square in Copenhagen, dating from the 12th century. Most of the the surrounding buildings were built after the great fire of 1795. In the center is the lovely Caritas Well (or Caritas Fountain). Gammeltorv sits right next to Nytorv, together forming one large square. To me, it is not as interesting as Amagertorv, but it is definitely worth visiting for the well and the sense of Copenhagen’s history.
Written June 21, 2019
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Thomas Ozbun
Vicenza, Italy982 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
Gammeltorv, or Old market, the city's oldest, though was quite interesting, with the Caritas Well, a renaissance fountain, standing at its center
Written February 8, 2019
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Tony C
Vero Beach, FL7,062 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
Active neighborhood and commercial shops, restaurants and landmarks throughout the area. Area of the city along the Stroget. Lot of eateries and and shopping around the square. It is a great place to just stroll and enjoying the surroundings. Worth a visit!
Written July 31, 2018
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Paul Legate
United Kingdom21,908 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Couples
Along Strøget is Gammeltorv which is Copenhagen's oldest square and across the street is neighbouring Nytorv. Both squares are hugely charismatic and are surrounded by Neoclassical style buildings. When we visited a Christmas Market had been set up which made the area feel very festive. Whilst in Gammeltorv it is worth visting Caritas Fountain which is the oldest fountain in Copenhagen.
Written December 30, 2015
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Carol K
Canon City, CO53 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Couples
After strolling Stroget we came out into this large open space with a lovely fountain. Not too much going on, but as we needed lunch we checked out the restaurants and chose City Kroen. It is very old and serves true Danish food - not always easy to come by in this cosmopolitan city. A pleasant spot to rest before continuing to explore the many small streets off Stroget.
Written June 3, 2015
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ΒΑΣΙΛΗΣ Τ
Mykonos Town, Greece6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Friends
Tivoli was the highlight for that period.
Great city with a lot to see
A bit expensive though
Public transportation is reliable
Written December 22, 2022
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FTMDave
Adria, Italy7,486 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Large, pleasant square with fountain right in the centre of Copenhagen. The oldest square in the city.
Written June 10, 2022
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