They come with different names, some people called them city squares, piazzas, town squares, market squares or anything square, you can see these squares in the center of a city where people would meet for political rallies, cultural events or to have fun. They come often in a rectangular shape with a statue or even a fountain at the center. Some of these squares are built close to palaces, town halls and government buildings.
Around the world, there are hundreds of this squares that if we start writing them down, it would take time. However, it is not all these squares that are beautiful or designed to take the breath away when they are behold. We have listed a few of these squares that are stunning.
Grand Place, Brussels
If you are counting the most beautiful capitals in Europe, you may not count Brussels, that may not really mean much because the city got what some of the beautiful capitals may not have, a fairly tale square is what you would see at its center, This is a World Heritage square that was designed to be stunning and it dates back from the 15th centuries.
St. Mark’s Square, Venice
In the city of Venice lies this grandest square that is one of the best in the world and also an iconic structure in Europe. It is surrounded by St Mark’s Basilica and numerous arcaded buildings. This is also the home of Caffe Florian which the among the most beautiful and historic cafés in Europe.
Old Town Square, Prague
We know that Prague is among the world’s best-preserved old cities, and it has also a huge square that has made it to our list of most stunning squares in the world. It does not lose the magic that attracts men and women to it.
Red Square, Moscow
Red Square has become the home to the Russia’s most iconic buildings; the Kremlin and St. Basil’s Cathedral. The Red Square was originally a place of a market. In the night, the square is impressive and it is making a lot of tourist come here.
Stanislas Square, Nancy
Maybe, you have not heard about this city, it is a 90minute train ride from Paris and Nancy has this neoclassical square that has become one of the finest examples of European 18th-century architecture, it was completed in 1755. That was when Nancy was the capital of the dukes of Lorraine.
It is not only the beaches that you can visit in some of these cities, these squares have become another tourist havens for people to see some great structures that may be as old as time. You can have a lovely selfie, dine here, make political declaration or get lost with the locals in some of these squares.
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