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Address: Downtown, Neuchatel, Switzerland

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Central merge area

Busses all converge here, fast food shops hidden around, definately the "center" of town, THURSDAY is shopping Night, shops otherwise close early and forget Sunday

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 December 2014
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OTTAWA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2014

Busses all converge here, fast food shops hidden around, definately the "center" of town, THURSDAY is shopping Night, shops otherwise close early and forget Sunday

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Ploiesti, Romania
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139 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2014

a nice busy square in the city centre. Always busy because the buses and trams stop there, but also very lively. Its name is due to the statue of Pury, a local rich benefactor. There are also many nice pubs with on the street terraces during the good weather.

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Thank Carmen G
Zurich, Switzerland
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325 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2014

This is the centre of Neuchatel and is like a bee hive. All buses and the tram stop here. There are shops, restaurants, take aways and places to sit and observe. This is where it all happens. You can wander up and down the streets and come back here. I like the place and would recommend spending a few hours... More 

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Thank rahenyman
NE USA
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300 reviews
123 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2013

Pury Square features a statue of David de Pury (by David d'Angers). David de Pury was a generous benefactor for Neuchatel - he bequeathed his fortune to the town to be used for common good - Resulting in the construction of several buildings of today's cultural heritage.

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Thank ThePBR
Neuchatel, Switzerland
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32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2013 via mobile

This is only a place were you can take the bus. There is anice square just beside it (place des Halles) which is wrh a sight.

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Thank Jerry G
Geneva, Switzerland
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2013

Centrally located, hub of all the buses and trams, walking distance to everything in Neuchatel great restaurants around and very convenient meeting place

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Thank Susano P
Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2013

Place Pury is smack in the middle of town, great meeting point, close to all cafes/restaurants and the hub of the local transportation system, close to all shops

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Thank Christine W
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34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2012

Place Pury is a busy hub for Neuchatel. With all the buses you might not want to linger too long, but there is a nice Cafe on the corner, there are ATMs and at night if you want to dance with the locals head to Rodalphe.

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Thank EmilieH
Vancouver, Canada
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110 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2012

Especially when weather is nice, the main square in downtown Neuchatel is a lovely and lively place. There are some wonderful bars and restaurants located in the area. There are some great public spaces in Europe, and their character seems to have been forgotten by North Amercian urban planners.

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Thank WDTVancouver_Canada
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578 reviews
119 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2012 via mobile

Don't go there, it's just the main bus station, nothing else.... Nothing to see... You'll get better time walking 5 min to the lake side or to the place des Halles where you can at least sight interesting architecture or relax....

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