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Caritas Guldaeblespringvandet

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Address: Gammeltorv 2, Copenhagen 1457, Denmark

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Charity fountain

Located in Gammeltorv Square, the oldest square in the Copenhagen, this gilded fountain is dedicated to Charity. Actually this is the second fountain dedicated to this virtue... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2016
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Located in Gammeltorv Square, the oldest square in the Copenhagen, this gilded fountain is dedicated to Charity. Actually this is the second fountain dedicated to this virtue, after a first one which was intended to remind those who witnessed the public executions carried out in the square to be more compassionate towards those who were facing their death sentence instead... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

This is said to be Copenhagen's oldest fountain, dating from 1608. It is quite delightful with some lovely bronze figures around it. It makes a very good meeting place for the locals.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

It’s Copenhagen’s oldest fountain built in 1608 by Christian IV in Gammeltorv (“Old Square”). If you trace the water flow, you will be amused by where the water comes out from, pay attention to both the top woman/charity figure and the boy. It's one of a kind.

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Luton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Caritas Fountain is the oldest fountain in Copenhagen and is situated in Gammeltorv, a charismatic square along Strøget. The fountain was a gift from King Christian IV to the citizens of Copenhagen, it was originally located in neighbouring Nytorv and was repositioned in Gammeltorv in 1608. Worth a look whilst in the area.

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Windsor, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This fountain comes in the same package as you stroll down the Storget (walking street). It is fabulous and is very well decorated. Once it appears it will catch your sigh at once. Nice landmark for meeting and taking pictures.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

In an attractive square, generally in out of the shade, this another good sight and photo while touring Copenhagen. Has a nice history, which you get on one of the walking tours. Only a block from Town Hall and near the long shopping street, so easy to find. Nice place to take a break, often buskers nearby.

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

If you walk at Storget you can't miss this very nice fountain. The mother and her child as statues on the fountain are work from German sculpture. Step by and enjoy the whole square.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Caritas (charity) fountain is in the Gammiltov (old) square, this would have been the bustling market center in 1600s. Christian IV had the fountain built as a public water source. On the top is a figure of "Charity". Some people say this was to show the public how charitable Christian IV was. At any rate the statue on top is... More 

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 via mobile

This is a good place to enjoy a good break after a long walk. The fountain is beautiful and relaxing to stay by its side. The location is very good, so if you are visiting Copenhagen you might just run in to this attraction.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

In Gammeltorv Square, the oldest one in the city, there is a fountain dedicated to one of the three Christian theological virtues: Charity. What we can see today was a gift by King Christian IV to the city in 1608, but since nearly two centuries before, in the same emplacement, there was another fountain also dedicated to Charity. Why? Because... More 

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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.