Pavilion at Nytorv in Copenhagen, Denmark - Encircle Photos

27 Pavilion at Nytorv in Copenhagen, Denmark

This octagon pavilion with its gilded bas reliefs and copper dome graces the center of Nytorv, a square created in 1606. It was erected by architect Otto Käszner when the New Square was renovated in 1993. Although charming, the plaza has a dark history. This is the former site of a pillory. The wooden frame secured criminals’ heads and hands during public humiliation. Executions were also conducted here by hanging or beheading from the early 17th century until 1758.

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Nytorv 1F 1450 København K, Denmark

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