History of Latinerkvarteret at Copenhagen
The "Latin Quarter" is named because of the presence of the former University of Copenhagen, which was founded in 1479: Latin has long been practiced there. The University has been partly relocated to other parts of the city, but the Latinerkvarteret, which retains some of it, has remained very busy, with many bookshops, cafes, restaurants, nightclubs and boutiques. Sankt Peders Straede, Studiestraede, Larslejsstraede and Vestergade streets are lined with beautiful houses, some of which have not been destroyed either by the great fire of 1795 or by the bombardment of 1807. La Frue Plads is the central square of the district; It is surrounded by the church of Notre Dame and by the buildings of the university of origin, neogothic and neoclassical styles.
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