Christiania Torv was the town very first square. It was the site of the Holy Trinity cathedral, before it burned down in 1686. This square is also where you’ll find Christiania’s oldest building, dating back to 1626, and the city’s first town hall. This square used to be part of a somewhat forgotten part of Oslo, but it has seen a revival in recent years and is once again bustling with activity.
Instead of placing the square in the centre of the street grid, it was placed closer to the town's highest point, where the church and town hall would be more prominent.