Birger Jarls torg
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The square used to be called Riddarholmstorget, but was in the mid-19th century renamed Birger Jarls Torg after Birger Jarl, traditionally attributed as the founder of Stockholm, and a statue of him was erected on the square in 1854.
The square is surrounded by half a dozen of palaces, today mostly occupied by various governmental authorities, together making not only the square, but the entire island a less than vital area isolated from the rest of the city by the artery traffic route Centralbron. (See Riddarholmen.)
Just south of the square is the church Riddarholmskyrkan.
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