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Austurvollur Square

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Austurvollur Square

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Malgorzata wrote a review May 2020
7,941 contributions393 helpful votes
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Austurvollur is a public square in downtown Reykjavík. It is many cafes, restaurants and shops at this place, so it is a popular gathering place for residents and visitors. The square contains a large statue of Jon Sigurdsson, a leader of Iceland's independence movement. Located around the perimeter of the square are: the Parliament House, the Domkirkjan ,the city's oldest church, the Hotel Borg. You cn also find here The Black Cone, Monument to Civil Disobedience. A nice, quiet square.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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geotech522 wrote a review Feb 2020
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We saw this at the end of our free walking tour given by "Follow Me." There are shops and restaurants nearby. Austurvollur Square has historic buildings and statues all over. There is an historic church, the Parliament Building and statues of famous Icelandic people such as Skuli Magnasson (developer of industries in Iceland) and Jón Sigurðsson (Icelandic national hero). It is also a place that is famous for protests to gather. The day we were there, it was the ending point for a protest march against global warming. Interesting to visit.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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NorwichSarah wrote a review Dec 2019
Congleton, United Kingdom361 contributions104 helpful votes
Pretty little area and a beautiful Xmas tree in the square. Lovely in the snow. Easy to walk to. On the day we visited, there was a protest and it was noisy and a woman was shouting into a microphone! Spoilt our lovely walk but hopefully next time I visit, the woman will be gone and I can enjoy the tranquility of the moment!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Janie M wrote a review Oct 2019
Palm Harbor, Florida222 contributions26 helpful votes
Nice history to see, great meeting spot, center of everything really and great shopping and food nearby
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Adventurers049 wrote a review Jun 2019
Brisbane, Australia2,621 contributions720 helpful votes
For such a quaint little square, it has seen a lot of action over the years in the form of protests. The last big one was during the Global Financial Crisis.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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