KARL JOHANS GATE

Karl Johans gate is the main street of the city of Oslo, Norway.

It’s made up out of several older streets that once used to be separate streets. The eastern part belonged to the Christian IV’s original city and the western part was built during the late 19th century as an avenue connecting the newly erected Norwegian Royal Palace with the rest of the city.

Karl Johans gate

In 1852 the street was named Karl Johans gate in honor of the recently deceased king.

His equestrian statue, by sculptor Brynjulf Bergslien, was later erected during 1875 in front of the Royal Palace

When the Norwegian Parliament building was completed in 1866 at the junction of the two formerly separate streets, the two streets were joined and the whole length was named Karl Johans gate.

Lion statue in front of Parliament looking over Grand Hotel at Karl Johans gate

Today, this 1 kilometer long pedestrian street, connects the main railroad station in Oslo (Oslo S) and the Royal Palace.

Halfway between these two points, at Egertorget, a square at the intersection of Karl Johans gate and Øvre Slottsgate the route changes its direction and width.

The street includes many of Oslo’s tourist attractions, bars and shops.

 

Eidsvolls plass, which serves as a skating ring in winter
Famous quotes from Henrik Ibsen work are incorporated into the sidewalks of Karl Johans gate

 


ULICA KARL JOHANS GATE                                                                                                                                                                      Karl Johans gate glavna je ulica u Oslu. Sastavljena je od nekoliko starijih ulica koje su nekad bile zasebni dijelovi. Istočni dio pripadao je originalnogm gradu kralja Christijana IV, dok je zapadni dio sagrađen krajem 19. stoljeća kao avenija koja povezuje novosagrađenu kraljevsku palaču s ostatkom grada.

Ulica je 1852. godine nazvana u čast nedavno preminulog kralja Karl Johana, a ubrzo mu je postavljena i konjanička statua ispred palače

Kad je 1866., na križanju dvije nekad odvojene ulice, dovršena zgrada norveškog parlamenta novoimenovana ulica konačno je postala jedinstvena.

Danas, ova jedan kilometar duga pješačka zona, povezuje glavnu željezničku postaju (Oslo S) i kraljevsku palaču. Na pola puta, na križanju ulice Karl Johan gate i Øvre Slottsgate, nalazi se trg Egertorget, gdje ulica mijenja svoj pravac i širinu. Ulica Karl Johan nezaobilazna je turistička zona koja uključuje brojnu zanimljivu arhitekturu, barove i trgovine.

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