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Austurvollur
Austurvollur is a public square in Reykjavik, Iceland. The square is a popular gathering place for the citizens of Reykjavik, and especially so during good weather due to the prevalence of cafes on Vallarstraeti and Posthusstraeti. It has also been a focal point of protests due to the close location to the Parliament of Iceland.The square contains a large statue of Jon Sigurosson, a leader of Iceland independence movement.Austurvollur is surrounded by Vallarstraeti, Posthusstraeti, Kirkjustraeti and Thorvaldsensstraeti. The latter of which is named after Bertel Thorvaldsen, a statue of whom was, for a long period of time, present in the centre of Austurvollur, now occupied by a statue of Jon Sigurosson. Located around the perimeter of the square are the Alp ingishusio (Parliament House), the Domkirkjan (the city oldest church), the Hotel Borg, as well as numerous cafes, restaurants and bars.In the early 18th century, Austurvollur was much larger and stretched from Aoalstraeti in the west towards the creek in the east, and Aoalstraeti in the north towards Tjorn in the south.


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