Sergel’s Torg (Sergel’s Square) is the modern heart of Stockholm. The name of the square was dedicated to the sculptor Johan Tobias Sergel who once had a workshop located North of the area that the square resides in.
The square was formed as part of a modernization plan of the old city due to a population explosion and the need to create high-rise buildings to combat the growth in the area.
The design of the square focused strongly on the concept where pedestrians and traffic would be completely separated. The first level is a road for cars and the ground level consists of footpaths where pedestrians can walk around the shopping are and have easy access to the subway.
As seen in the photos, the main centerpiece of the square is Kristallvertikalaccent. Standing at 37 metres tall, this glass obelisk is an impressive sight and white lights illuminate it during the night.
Kulturhuset is the modern styled building that has multiple purposes that include a shopping centre and a cultural centre for the city. Many exhibitions and events are held here and the large theatre hall hosts dance and theatre performances.
How to get there:
Take the Subway to T-Centralen Station.
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