Birger Jarls torg

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Birger Jarls Torg

Birger Jarls torg is a public square on Riddarholmen in Gamla stan, the old town in Stockholm, Sweden.

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.

Birger Jarls Torg with Birger Jarl's statue

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Coordinates: 59°19′30″N 18°03′51″E / 59.32500°N 18.064152°E / 59.32500; 18.064152