Christian IV Statue Pointing toward Ground in Oslo, Norway - Encircle Photos

Christian IV Statue Pointing toward Ground in Oslo, Norway

This bronze statue by Carl Ludvig Jacobsen shows Christian IV pointing toward the ground and declaring “Here lie the city.” It recreates where the king decided to rebuild after the devastating fire of 1624. He then renamed the new city Christiania after himself. In 1877, it became Kristiania before becoming Oslo in 1925. Christian den Fjerde was the ruler of both Denmark and Norway for 59 years from 1588 until 1648. This memorial was erected at Stortorvet (The Grand Plaza) in 1880.

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Kirkegata, 0155 Oslo, Norway

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