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21 Bishop Absalon Equestrian Statue in Copenhagen, Denmark

This equestrian monument by Vilhelm Bissen is a tribute to Bishop Absalon, the founding father of Copenhagen. In 1167, he commissioned a castle named Kaufmanne Hafen (Merchants Harbour). From that humble beginning grew the city of København. The statue, which was erected in 1901 on the 700th anniversary of Absalon’s death, is at Højbro Plads. This square is surrounded by 18th and 19th century buildings. The one seen here at Gammel Strand 10 was headquarters of the Kgl. Brand insurance company. Today, it is the law offices of Johan Schlüter Advokatfirma.

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Højbro Pl. 10 1200 København K, Denmark

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