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Trafalgar Square é uma praça no centro de Londres que celebra a Batalha de Trafalgar (1805), uma vitória da Marinha Real Britânica nas Guerras Napoleónicas. O nome original, na verdade, era para ser "King William the Fourth's Square", em homenagem ao rei Guilherme IV, porém George Ledwell Taylor sugeriu o nome Trafalgar Square.

A praça tem em seu centro uma coluna encimada pela Coluna de Nelson, em homenagem ao Almirante Nelson, que liderou a Royal Navy na costa de Cádis, Espanha.


Trafalgar Square is a public space and tourist attraction in central London, England, United Kingdom. At its centre is Nelson's Column, which is guarded by four lion statues at its base. There are a number of statues and sculptures in the square, with one plinth displaying changing pieces of contemporary art. The square is also used for political demonstrations and community gatherings, such as the celebration of New Year's Eve.

The name commemorates the Battle of Trafalgar (1805), a British naval victory of the Napoleonic Wars over France. The original name was to have been "King William the Fourth's Square", but George Ledwell Taylor suggested the name "Trafalgar Square".

In the 1820s, George IV engaged the architect John Nash to redevelop the area. Nash cleared the square as part of his Charing Cross Improvement Scheme. The present architecture of the square is due to Sir Charles Barry and was completed in 1845.

Trafalgar Square is owned by the Queen in Right of the Crown, and managed by the Greater London Authority, while Westminster City Council owns the roads around the square, including the pedestrianised area of the North Terrace.

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