Place Castellane, Marseille

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The Place Castellane is a historic square in the 6th arrondissement of Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France. It was built in 1774.HistoryThe square was named for Henri-César de Castellane-Majastre, an aristocrat who donated the land for its construction in 1774. A fountain with an obelisk used as a lavoir was built in the middle of the square in 1798.In 1911, the obelisk was relocated to Mazargues. Meanwhile, Jules Cantini donated a new fountain, which was designed by sculptor André-Joseph Allar. The fountain, completed in 1913, represents three Provençal rivers: the Durance, the Gardon, and the Rhône.The square, with the original obelisk, is mentioned by Joseph Conrad in his 1919 novel entitled The Arrow of Gold.
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  • Due to its location, it is difficult to miss because many main arteries converge towards it, surrounded by several small restaurants, architecture that finds its place;
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  • This square is a convenient location for transportation through the metro and tram. I came here by tram from the old port, and I walked and visited prefecture. There is a statue of a lot of people under the tower in the square, which is a bit of a sight.
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