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Strøget

The longest pedestrian street in Europe is in Copenhagen, didn’t you know that?

Strøget is placed on a pedestrian island, in a vibrant area of the city always crowded of tourists. No visitor can miss this place. The street links the square of Kongens Nytrov with the Copenhagen City Hall, right in front of the entrance of Tivoli. All the main international luxury brands have a store located in this area, which is one of the best places to go for shopping.

You will walk down the street surrounded by the music coming from many street artists, playing all day. Many of the city’s most famous and expensive stores, such as Illums Bolighus, Magasin du Nord, and the Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Factory, are also placed here. However, don’t expect to find many typical independent shops on the main street. Being a very touristic attraction, you should expect to see also a mix of touristic shops and cheap clothing stores, as in every other globalized European capital. One of the most typical Danish shops is maybe the LEGO store: yes, in case you didn’t know before, your beloved small coloured plastic bricks are hundred per cent Danish. The shop is worthy a visit if you are a fan of the brand, as it sells an impressive variety of bricks in different shapes and colours. The best way to conclude an intense afternoon is to relax in one of the many bars along the main street, or just a bit more hidden in the small lanes departing from Kongens Nytrov. I also recommend this area for a drink after dinner, in particular I would advise you to try PS Bar, Ruby and the 1105 if you like fancy cocktail bars, and to conclude your night in a good club such as Sunday or Zen, to have one of the most exclusive nights in Copenhagen. But if you’re up for something more easy-going you can always have great fun at Condesa.

However, everything doesn’t come down to shopping in Strøget. If you move your eyes up, you will realize that many buildings here are of a breath taking beauty. From Amagertorv Square you can see the Parliament across the canal, Christiansborg Palace, where also the Prime Minister’s Office and the Supreme Court today are located, bearing witness to three eras of Danish Architecture. Before I forgot, don’t miss Café Paludan, best place to read a book with great cakes!

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