Squares listed here are classified in seven groups according to their main characteristics. They are linked to their individual page with mental reaction – psychogeographical description, virtual reality panorama, more photos, sometimes with additional material ...

1. SOCIAL

mostly pedestrian squares or with very limited motorized traffic, sometimes with market place, some retail, cisterna, small church, or similar content.

Andorra
plaça del poble, andorra
plaçeta de s. esteve, andorra
plaça guillemo, andorra

Argentina
plaza de mayo, b. aires
plaza san martin, b. aires
plaza dorrego 01, b. aires
plaza suipacha, b. aires
plaza b. mitre, san isidro
plaza dorrego 02, b. aires
plaza serreno, b. aires

Australia
fedration square, melburn

Austria
PP - alter markt, salzburg
PP - rathaus platz, salzburg
PP - residenz platz, salzburg

Belgium
handschoenmarkt, antwerpen
grote markt 01 , antwerpen
grote markt 02 , antwerpen
st. jans vliet, antwerpen

Canada
dundas square, toronto
danforth and logan, toronto
st. lawrence market, toronto
welington square, toronto
harbourfront, toronto
dundas st. & brock rd., whitby
mel lastman square, toronto
sam polock square, toronto
main square, oakville
event plaza, blue mountain
don mills mall plaza, toronto
robson square, vancouver
bastion square, victoria
scrivener square, toronto
mt. pleasant square, brampton
st. patrick square, toronto
place royal, ville de quebec
canary district 01, toronto
canary district 02, toronto

Croatia
piazza della loggia, groznjan
piazza ferruccio, groznjan
trg zrinjevac, zagreb
trg ante starcevica, zagreb

Cuba
plaza vieja, havana
plaza de san francisco, havana
plaza martires, matanzas
plaza martires, matanzas
plazuela de segarte, trinidad
plazuela del jigüe, trinidad
+++ plaza mayor, trinidad
plaza de dolores, santiago de cuba
PP - plaza, guardalavaca
taina plaza, chorro de matta
parque calixto garcia, holguin
parque peralto, holguin

Denmark
superkilen, copenhagen

France
place médard, paris
pompidou centre, paris
PP - place de la cariere, nancy
PP - place andre gaginot, nancy
place dalida, paris
+++ place dauphine, paris
place des vosges, paris
place du marche, paris
PP +++ place des abbesses, paris

Greece
plateia manastiraki, athens

Iceland
arnorholl, reykjavik

Italy
campo san martin, venezia
piazza nomi, san gimignano
+++ campidoglio, roma
piazza g. casartelli, torno
+++ piazza san marco, venezia
campo san martin 02, venezia
campiello s. marina, venezia
vicolo del duomo, treviso
piazza della frutta, padova
piazza delle erbe, padova
piazza covour, bormio
campo s. martin3, venezia
campo s. vio, venezia
piazza s. maria, avigliana
piazza c. rosso, avigliana
piazza v. emanuelle II, finalmarina
piazza gaibaldi, finalborgo

Japan
odaiba, minato, tokyo
bus station, nikko

Mexico
plaza sur, chichen-itza
plaza municipal, playa del carmen
arena, xhaman-ha [p. d. carmen]
zocalo, valladolid

Nederland
oberblaak, rotterdam
dam, amsterdam
keizer karelplein, maastricht
nordhavenpoort, zierikzee
kraanplein, zierikzee
beestenmarkt, delft

Portugal
largo do chiado, lisboa
largo do carmo, lisboa
largo do figueiredo, lisboa
largo bartolomeu dias, lisboa
largo do fontanha, ericeira
largo rainha dona amélia, sintra
praca da republica, obidos
praca 5 de outubro, cascais
praça d'albuquerque, vfd xira
praça da ribeira, porto
largo do cruzeiro, ericeira
praça de ribeira, ericeira
praça republica, ericeira
largo da graca, lisboa

Serbia
trg republike 01, beograd
kopitareva grad. 01, beograd
kopitareva grad. 02, beograd
trg, mecavnik, drvengrad
trg republike 02, beograd
skver m. trajlovic, beograd
studentski trg, beograd
vracar plato, beograd
trg mose pijade, beograd
trg srpskih ratnika, kraljevo
promenada, vrnjacka banja
plato, beograd
trg b. radicevica, sr. karlovci

Slovenia
presernov trg, ljubljana
kongresni trg, ljubljana

Spain
plaça de catalunya, barcelona
carrer de st. pere mitja, barcelona
plaça reial, barcelona
plaza san francisco, seville
plaça del pi, barcelona
fossar de les moreres, barcelona
plaça de s. agusti well, barcelona
plaça de catalunya, barcelona
plaça dels angels, barcelona
park guell plaça, barcelona
park guell mercato, barcelona
PP +++ plaça lesseps, barcelona
PP - plaça de la ville, gracia
plaça vella , terrassa
reco de la calma, sitges

Switzerland
kapellplaz, luzern

UN
UN plaza, UN teritory
[new york]

United Kingdom
soho square, london
picadilly circus, london
cambrdige circus, london
st. giles terrace, london
domwell highwalk, london
covent garden, london

Urugvay
p. del teatro, c. de sacramento

USA
Florida

plaza de la cubanidad, miami
harbour plaza, key west
Nevada
the strip, las vegas
fremont street, las vegas
New York
rockefeler plaza, new york
columbus circle, new york
union square, new york
Hawaii
square, lahaina, maui
Michigen
baumhart place, chicago
California
ferry plaza, san farncisco
pier 39 plazza, san francisco
levi's plazza, san francisco
japantown plazza, san francisco
+++ pat's greens,
san francisco

2. CEREMONIAL

central location, specially designed for ceremonial and state performances, monuments, government, courts or other state, district or city importance buildings, sometimes theatres, museums. used occasionally for public demonstrations, celebrations, strikes, revolutions.

Andorra
plaça del poble, andorra

Argentina
plaza de mayo, b. aires
plaza san martin, b. aires
plaza san martin, b. aires

Australia
fedration square, melburn

Austria
PP - residenz platz, salzburg

Belgium
handschoenmarkt, antwerpen
grote markt 01 , antwerpen
grote markt 02 , antwerpen

Canada
nathan phillips square, toronto
dundas square, toronto
dundas square 02, toronto
king st. & gaukel st., kitchener
place des festivals, montreal
place royal, ville de quebec

Croatia
trg bana jelacica, zagreb

Cuba
plaza de armas, havana
plaza martires, matanzas
parque céspedes, santiago
plaza revolucion, santiago
taina plaza, chorro de matta
parque calixto garcia, holguin
parque peralto, holguin

Ecuador
plaza grande, quito

France
place vendome, paris
PP - place stanislas, nancy
PP - place vaudemont, nancy

Italy
piazza dei signori, vicenza
piazza sordello, mantova
piazza del campo, siena
+++ piazza san marco, venezia
piazza delle erbe, padova
piazza covour, bormio

Mexico
plaza sur, ek'balam
grand plaza, chichen-itza
plaza sur, chichen-itza

Nederland
grotemarkt, shiedam
dam, amsterdam
grote markt, gouda

Portugal
praça do comércio, lisboa
praça do municipio, lisboa
largo do chiado, lisboa
+++ rossio, lisboa
largo bartolomeu dias, lisboa
largo rainha dona amélia, sintra
praça a. d'albuquerque, v f d xira

Serbia
trg republike 01, beograd
trg nikole pasica, beograd
trg, mecavnik, drvengrad
trg republike 02, beograd
trg srpskih ratnika, kraljevo
partizan's trg, uzice

Slovenia
presernov trg, ljubljana
kongresni trg, ljubljana

Spain
plaça de catalunya, barcelona
plaça catedral, barcelona
plaza de la espana, seville
plaça de sant jaume, barcelona
plaça de la seu, barcelona
fossar de les moreres, barcelona
plaça de catalunya, barcelona
PP +++ plaça lesseps, barcelona
PP - plaça de la ville, gracia

USA
California
union square, san francisco

3. RELIGIOUS

developed around cathedral, church or other religious structure, at the beginning mainly used for religious ceremonies, later quite often other content and usage added. there are also examples where square was founded as a market and later church or other important buildings were added.

Argentina
plaza b. mitre, san isidro

Austria
PP - domplatz, salzburg

Belgium
handschoenmarkt, antwerpen
grote markt 01 , antwerpen
grote markt 02 , antwerpen

Canada
l'hotel de ville, ville de quebec
place royal, ville de quebec

Costa Rica
plaza central, liberia
plaza, corubande

Croatia
trg andrea atico, motovun
trg sv. katarine, zagreb

Cuba
plaza de la catedral, havana
plaza de san francisco, havana
+++ plaza mayor, trinidad
plaza de dolores, santiago
parque céspedes, santiago

Dominican Republic
p. billini square, st. domingo

Ecuador
plaza de s. francisco, quito

France
place notre dame, paris
place du pantheon, paris
PP - place st. epreve, nancy
place du cardinal lucon, reims
place drolet d ernon, reims

Italy
piazza di s. m. novella, firenza
piazza sordello, mantova
+++ piazza san marco, venezia
campo s. lorenzo, venezia
piazza del duomo, treviso
piazza della basilica, tirano
piazza covour, bormio
piazza san biagio, finalborgo

Japan
square #1, toshogu, nikko
square #2, toshogu, nikko
senso-ji temple, tokyo
heinan srine, kyoto

Nederland
oudekerkhof, shiedam

Portugal
largo de santa luzia, lisboa

Serbia
trg b. radicevica, sr. karlovci

Spain
plaça catedral, barcelona
plaça de la seu, barcelona
plaça del pi, barcelona
PP +++ plaça lesseps, barcelona
montserrat courtyard, montserrat
plaça vella , terrassa

United Kingdom
temple court, london

4a. TRAFFIC CIRCLE

intersection of more then 4 streets, traffic circle, sometimes with monument, fountain or little patch of greenery in the middle.

Argentina
plaza de mayo, b. aires

Portugal
largo do palácio da pena, sintra

Serbia
trg slavija, beograd

France
place du pantheon, paris
place drolet d ernon, reims
place du panthéon, paris

4b. COURT YARD

public spaces within built structures, recently converted to public usage, originally developed as private space.

Argentina
paseja de la defensa, b. aires

Canada
empress court, victoria
market square, victoria
grafitti alley #01, toronto
grafitti alley #02, toronto

France
louvre, paris

Serbia
terazije terrace, beograd
spasic pasagge, beograd

United Kingdom
elm court, london
hare court, london
temple court, london
shelton & neal st., london
nothing hill, london

5. RESIDENTIAL

square in the strictly residental area with very limited motorized traffic, some retail, children play area, restaurant...

Argentina
plaza gran bourg, b. aires

Belgium
koraalberg, antwerpen

Italy
campiello bruno crovato, venezia
campiello s. marina, venezia
campiello barbaro, venezia
corte coltrera, venezia
piazzeta del oro, finalmarina

Nederland
kromboomslot, amsterdam

Portugal
largo do pelourinho, ericeira

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6. STREET – ....SHOPPING

squares developed in mainly pedestrianized shopping ares, usually with lot of tourist amenities.

Argentina
rua em caminito, b. aires

Canada
canada place, vancouver

Germany
keneip-schmied, bad worishofen

Ecuador
avenida amazon, quito

Nederland
lijnbaan, rotterdam
koolsingel, rotterdam
scherminkelstraat, vlissingen

Serbia
terazije, beograd
delijska cesma, beograd
karadjordjeva, beograd
kosancic venac, beograd

United Kingdom
camden market, london

USA
New York
apple plaza, new york

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7. WITH PARK

Very first square of this kind was developed in Paris by Henry IV in 1606. It was followed by squares in England, in residential areas with public or private park in the middle. In other cultures parks are very often incorporated in the main city square. Origin of the word "square" in English for this type of urban space is from the physical shape of the area between buildings.

Argentina
plaza san martin, b. aires
plaza v. lopez, b. aires
recoleta, b. aires
plaza libertad, b. aires
plaza roma, b. aires
plaza dorrego 01, b. aires
plaza b. mitre, san isidro
plaza palermo, b. aires
plaza francia, b. aires
plaza san martin, b. aires

Canada
place armas, ville de québec
market square park, toronto
st. albans square, toronto
victory square, vancouver

Costa Rica
plaza central, liberia
plaza , filadelfia
parque b. ramos, filadelfia
plaza central, santa cruz

Croatia
trg zrinjevac, zagreb
trg ante starcevica, zagreb

Cuba
parque marti, cienfuegos
plaza de armas, havana

Denmark
royal garden, copenhagen
superkilen, copenhagen
liselund, island of møn

Ecuador
qmanda parque, quito
plaza de la periodistas, quito
plaza de san blas, quito
city plaza, tena
parque s. acosta, banos

France
louvre, paris
la square s. buisson, paris
square r.v.–montebello, paris
+++ place dauphine, paris
place des vosges, paris
square capitan, paris
place du sorbone, paris
PW +++ place des abbesses, paris

Iceland
austurvollur, reykjavik
arnorholl, reykjavik

Japan
shiroyama park, nagano

Mexico
zocalo, valladolid

Portugal
largo da graca, lisboa

Serbia
kopitareva gradina, beograd
kopitareva grad. 02, beograd
park v. bojovica, beograd
studentski trg, beograd
vracar plato, beograd

Spain
parc de la cuitadella, barcelona
park guell plaça, barcelona
park guell mercato, barcelona
PP +++ plaça lesseps, barcelona

USA
new york
herald square, new york
moma garden, new york
union square, new york
Hawaii
square, lahaina, maui
California
yerba buena 02, san francisco
dolores park, san francisco
+++ patricia's greens,
san francisco










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