Vesterbro, western parts
|Country||Kingdom of Denmark|
|Regions of Denmark||Central Denmark Region|
Vesterbro is an area in the city of Aarhus, located in the Aarhus C district to the west of the city centre of Indre By. The neighbourhood is not as old as the historical centre as it was previously farmland outside the city walls. The development of Vesterbro progressed, when the city walls of Aarhus were demolished in 1851.
The neighbourhood of Vesterbro is part of Midtbyen and comprise the area between the university, Indre By, the broad railway yard bordering Frederiksbjerg, Aabyhøj and Aarhus V. The oldest part of Vesterbro is located close to Indre By. Places of interest includes the Aarhus Botanical Gardens, the open-air museum of Den Gamle By (one of Denmarks' most popular attractions), the hospital of Amtssygehuset and the culture centre of Godsbanen. The main square of Vesterbro Torv used to be a market square for the trading of livestock such as pigs in the 1880s. Now it is probably the busiest junction in Vesterbro.
The inner part of Vesterbro comprise the residential quarters of Ø-gade kvarteret (lit.: the island-street quarter), where most streets are named after Danish islands and CeresByen, a new quarter currently being built on the grounds of the former Ceres Brewery.
The glass and steel highrise of Prismet (lit.: the prism), is a visible and central landmark of the Vesterbro skyline.
- "Ø-gade Kvarteret" (in Danish). Aarhus Kommune. 1983. Retrieved 28 February 2015.
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