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17/43.- Lyon, Place des Terreaux

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Place des Terreaux is considered the center of the town. Several bars and cafes give life to this square. The square was built in the 17th century, to host the public executions and a pig trade market --I guess that these events used to take place on different days.

Recently the square has been renovated. 69 mini water and light fountains were added and the fountain you see in the picture was moved from its original location. The fountain is a work of A. Bartholdi, the creator of the Statue of Liberty in New York, from 1892. It is highly recommended to come here by night, to enjoy the light effects of theese new fountains in the middle of the square.

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