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Europe has numerous squares, most of which were created just after the Middle Ages, but you can find 2,000 year old squares just as easily as well. Markets, crownings, punishments or even theater have all taken place on these squares in the past, but most of them have turned into large tourist attractions nowadays.

Earlier, Europeish asked people about their favorite European train station, and this time we asked 1,019 people which square in Europe they liked most. And yet again, the winner can be found in Belgium.

1. Grand Place

Brussels, Belgium

grote-markt-brussel
Image via Calxibe

2. Red Square

Moscow, Russia

rode-plein
Image via John P. Menzel

3. Place Stanislas

Nancy, France

place-stanislas
Image via Aurélien Schvartz

4. Old Town Square

Prague, Czech Republic

oude-stad-praag
Image via Axel D

5. Piazza del Campo

Siena, Italy

piazza-del-campo
Image via Cedric Sarlette

6. Saint Peter’s Square

Rome/ Vatican, Italy

piazza-san-pietro
Image via Gianfranco Marangolo

7. Place de la Concorde

Paris, France

place-de-la-concorde
Image via AG Photographe

8. Trafalgar Square

London, England

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Image via Wikipedia

9. Grand Place

Antwerp, Belgium

grote-markt-antwerpen
Image via Sara Kospal

10. Rynek Glowny

Kraków, Poland

rynek-glowny
Image via Alexandre Fundone

11. Piazza del Plebiscito

Naples (Italy)

piazza-del-plebiscito
Image via Salvatore

12. Marienplatz

Münich (Germany)

marienplatz
Image via Panos.at

13. Rådhuspladsen

Copenhagen (Denmark)

radhuspladsen
Image via Aaron Hall

14. Piazza Navona

Rome (Italy)

piazza-navona
Image via Attilio Correnti

15. George Square

Glasgow (Scotland)

george-square
Image via Rafelot

16. Plaza Mayor

Madrid (Spain)

plaza-mayor-madrid
Image via Ramon Duran

17. Gendarmenmarkt

Berlin (Germany)

gendarmenmarkt
Image via Jonas Aarre Sommerset

18. Vrijthof

Maastricht (Netherlands)

vrijthof
Image via Mosae

19. Plaza de Espana

Sevilla (Spain)

plaza-espana
Image via Roberto Ruiz

20. Place des Vosges

Paris (France)

place-des-vosges
Image via National Geographic

21. Palace Square

St Petersburg (Russia)

paleisplein
Image via Luis Manuel Guaida Escontria

22. Piazza San Marco

Venice (Italy)

piazza-san-marco
Image via Toshio Kishiyama

23. Victoria Square

Birmingham (England)

victoria-square
Image via Richard

24. Plaza Mayor

Salamanca (Spain)

plaza-mayor-salamanca
Image via Paco Calvino

25. Praça do Comércio

Lisbon (Portugal)

praca-do-comercio
Image via Paolo Freire

Category: Citylife | Europe

2 comments on "25 Amazingly Stunning European Squares";

  1. Reply Luis 09.06.2012 I think that Obradoiro's Square (Santiago de Compostela-Spain) is one of the most beautiful squares in Europe.
  2. Reply udayan paul 28.10.2012 Love it !

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