Latinerkvarteret, Aarhus

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Latin Quarter
Neighborhood
Pustervig Square
Pustervig Square
Latin Quarter is located in Aarhus
Latin Quarter
Latin Quarter
Coordinates: 56°09′32″N 10°12′32″E / 56.159°N 10.209°E / 56.159; 10.209
CountryKingdom of Denmark
Regions of DenmarkCentral Denmark Region
MunicipalityAarhus Municipality
DistrictAarhus C
Postal code
8000

Latinerkvarteret (lit.: The Latin Quarter) in Aarhus, is the oldest part of the city and is itself part of the inner city. The quarter comprise the streets of Badstuegade, Klostergade, Volden, Studsgade, Borggade, Rosensgade, Mejlgade and Graven, with Pustervig Torv as the main square.

The name Latinerkvarteret was officially adopted in the 1990s and reflects the areas similarities with the Latin Quarter of Paris. Some of the oldest houses date back to the 16th century. Latinerkvarteret is a busy center for shopping, there are many cafés and restaurants here and it has an active night life. The businesses of the area, has organised themselves in the local association of Latinerkvarteret Aarhus, but some are also represented in the larger business-organisation of Aarhus City Forening.

Latinerkvarteret has a rich cultural life with small stages for live music, studios, galleries and workshops, and also educations for dance and street performance (with circus skills).[1][2][3] The milieu here, has fostered many influential cultural projects, including the renowned enterprise of KaosPilots.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gøglerskolen (in Danish)
  2. ^ Granhøj Dans
  3. ^ "Kulturgyngen" (in Danish). FO Aarhus. Retrieved 15 August 2015.

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Coordinates: 56°09′32″N 10°12′32″E / 56.159°N 10.209°E / 56.159; 10.209