Trafalgar Square, London
Trafalgar Square, London WC2N, UK
Trafalgar Square - one of the biggest attractions not only in London but throughout the UK.. It was built in 1841 to commemorate the victory over the British fleet Franco-Spanish fleet in the Battle of Trafalgar, which took place in 1805. The area is named after the Spanish Cape Trafalgar, where the battle was won.. Symbol Square - Nelson's column of dark gray granite 44 meters, topped by a statue of Admiral Nelson, who commanded the British squadron in the Battle of Trafalgar. The four sides of the columns are decorated with murals made from melted down and captured by Napoleon's cannons. Colon is surrounded by sculptures of lions and fountains. In the corners of square pedestal built four sites, three of them are monuments to George the Fourth and generals Henry Havelock and Charles James Napier, the fourth sculpture permanently replaced.. Around the square are National Gallery, the Church of St. Martin, Admiralty Arch and several embassies..