London's most famous
square was laid out in to commemorate Nelson's victory at the Battle of
Trafalgar in 1805. Dominating the square, on a column that is 185 feet
high, is the 17 foot high statue of Nelson himself and around it are
the four giant bronze lions sculpted by Landseer and cast by Marochetti.
The National Gallery occupies the north
side of the square and the church of St Martin's in the
Fields is at the northeast corner.
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