City Parks and Squares

Areas set aside within cities and towns for gathering, relaxation, recreation, and entertainment.

Kim Il-sung Square

Pyongyang, North Korea
Kim-Il-sung-Square
The Kim Il-sung Square is architecturally dramatic with its riverside setting. Portraits of Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-Il are on buildings surrounding the square.top

Park Güell

Barcelona, Catalonia, 08024, Spain
Park-Güell
Park Güell is skillfully designed and composed to bring the peace and calm that one would expect from a park. The park was originally part of a commercially unsuccessful housing site, but has since been converted into a municipal garden.top

Plaza Murillo

La Paz, La Paz Department, Bolivia
Plaza-Murillo
The Plaza Murillo is the central plaza of the city of La Paz and the open space most connected to the political life of Bolivia. Prominent buildings on the plaza include the Presidential Palace, National Congress of Bolivia, and the Cathedral of La Paz.top

Red Square

Moscow, Central Federal District, Russia
Red-Square
Red Square is often considered the central square of Moscow, because the city's major streets originate from the square. Buildings surrounding the square include The Kremlin, Lenin's Mausoleum, and St. Basil's Cathedral.top

Tiananmen Square

Beijing, China
Tiananmen-Square
Tiananmen Square was designed and built in 1651 and named for the gate which separates it from the Forbidden City. Used as a massive meeting place since its creation, Tiananmen Square has been the site of a number of political events and student protests.top


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