Trosa stream flows beneath the bridge and connects the two sides of the square. The square is paved with cobblestones, and here, as well as on nearby streets, you’ll find several small shops, cafes, and restaurants. At the square, or more precisely, at Skolparken next to the square, the market is taking place.
The names of the streets carry history
The streets next to the square, on either side of the river, are named Östra (East) and Västra (West) Långgatan (Long Street). Along Västra Långgatan, the city’s artisans used to live. The alleyways are named after the artisans who worked there. Here, you can find, for example, Krukmakargränd (Potter’s Alley), Garvaregränd (Tanner’s Alley, where Garvaregården, Trosa’s town museum, is located), Silversmedsgränd (Silversmith’s Alley), Punschgränd (Liqour Alley), and Saltmätargränd (Salt Measurer’s Alley).
Did you know?
The first market on Trosa Square was already held in 1582, and it was a bustling market town until the 1880s. The largest market took place in September, known as the “fish market.” During this time, Trosa’s townsfolk sold the summer’s catch of herring and cod.
In the 1870s, cobblestones were laid on Trosa Square. The stones were sourced from Persö in the Trosa archipelago, creating desirable job opportunities. The stone setters were professionals from other places, but Trosa residents were hired as laborers for “25 öre” per hour.
Book source: Trosa i gamla vykort (Trosa in Old Postcards)
By the square, you'll find several businesses
- Systembolaget (state-owned liquor store)