The Peace monument at the Town Square

The Peace monument at the Town square.
The peace monument was raised in remembrance of the peaceful union dissolution between Sweden and Norway in 1905. The statue was unveiled in 1955, fifty years after the dissolution. The monument has been heavily criticised over the years and has had many, less pleasant, pet-names. In a TV-program, the peace monument was chosen as the ugliest statue in Sweden. Despite of all this, the woman with the broken sword still stands on Stora Torget.

Stora Torget, the town square, is located in the middle of Karlstad and is a natural meeting place. It is one of the largest squares in Sweden, and got it's present look after the great fire in 1865.
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Kultur och fritidsförvaltningen, Karlstad kommun
Västra Torggatan 26
651 84 Karlstad
+46 545400000
http://karlstad.se/
Name
Stora Torget
Address
Tingvallagatan
11
652 25 Karlstad
Municipality: Karlstad
Description
Stora Torget ligger mitt i centrala Karlstad. Här finns vissa dagar i veckan torghandel och runt ligger butiker och restauranger.
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