Nytorget

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An image of a street in Nytorget

Nytorget is a square on Södermalm, a district of Stockholm, Sweden. The name roughly translates into "New Square", and for most of the 17th century until the early 20th century, it was a venue for open air markets as well as a locals hangout.

It was the location where Jacob Johan Anckarström, the supposed assassin of Gustav III of Sweden was exhibited in wooden shackles so the farmers could throw stones at him before his execution in 1792, which took place in another section of Södermalm.

A picnic place and square on Nytorget

Greta Garbo was born on Nytorget in 1905 and lived a few blocks away. The area has been immortalized in numerous Swedish plays and novels, most notably Per Anders Fogelström's Mina drömmars stad (The City of My Dreams).

Coordinates: 59°18′44″N 18°05′00″E / 59.31222°N 18.08333°E / 59.31222; 18.08333