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Classification System – Types of Squares
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, map, 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., 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 sq., brampton
st. patrick square, toronto
place royal, ville de quebec
canary district 01, toronto
canary district 02, toront
Croatia
piazza della loggia, groznjan
piazza ferruccio, groznjan
trg zrinjevac, zagreb
trg ante starcevica, zagre
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
dolores, santiago de cuba
PP - plaza, guardalavaca
taina plaza, chorro de matta
parque c. garcia, holguin
parque peralto, holgui
Denmark
superkilen, copenhage
France
place médard, paris
pompidou centre, paris
PP - place cariere, nancy
PP - place a. gaginot, nancy
place dalida, paris
+++place dauphine, paris
place des vosges, paris
place du marche, paris
PP +++ abbesses, paris
Greece
plateia manastiraki, athen
Iceland
arnorholl, reykjavik
Italy
campo san martin, venezia
piazza nomi, san gimignano
+++ campidoglio, roma
piazza g. casartelli, torno
+++ piazza s. marco, venezia
campo s. 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, finalborg
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 b. dias, lisboa
largo do fontanha, ericeira
largo r. 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


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

Slovenia
presernov trg, ljubljana
kongresni trg, ljubljana
Spain
catalunya, barcelona
carrer p. mitja, barcelona
plaça reial, barcelona
plaza san francisco, seville
plaça del pi, barcelona
fossar moreres, barcelona
plaça de s.a.i well, barcelona
catalunya 2, barcelona
plaça dels angels, barcelona
park guell plaça, barcelona
park guell m., barcelona
PP +++ 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, san francisco
+++pat's greens,s. 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, salzbur
Belgium
handschoenmarkt, antwerpen
grote markt 01 , antwerpen
grote markt 02 , antwerpe
Canada
n. phillips square, toronto
dundas square, toronto
dundas square 02, toronto
king st. & gaukel st., kitchener
place des festivals, montreal
place royal, ville de quebe
Croatia
trg bana jelacica, zagre
Cuba
plaza de armas, havana
plaza martires, matanzas
parque céspedes, santiago
plaza revolucion, santiago
taina plaza, chorro de matta
parque c. 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-itz
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 r. dona amélia, sintra
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 s. jaume, barcelona
plaça de la seu, barcelona
fossar moreres, barcelona
catalunya, barcelona
PP +++ lesseps, barcelona
PP - plaça de la ville, graciaUSA
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 s. 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 lucon, reims
place drolet d ernon, reims
Italy
piazza di s. m. novella, firenza
piazza sordello, mantova
+++ piazza s. 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 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 b. crovato, venezia
campiello s. marina, venezia
campiello barbaro, venezia
corte coltrera, venezia
piazzeta del oro, finalmarina
Nederland
kromboomslot, amsterdam
Portugal
largo do pelourinho, ericeira

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, 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

7. WITH PARK
Very first square of this kind was developed in Paris by Henry IV in 1606 and sometimes its therefore called Place Royale. 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 +++ 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
+++ pat's greens, s. francisco

 
               
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