The noble families of Moltke, Løvenskjold, Levetzau and Brockdorff
In 1794 the neo-classicist colonnade across Amaliegade was erected. The second storey of the eight leaves of the gates that connect the pavilions with the palaces is an even later addition.
The octagonal palace courtyard is the central square in the rococo quarter, Frederiksstaden. Amaliegade traverses the square like an axis oriented in one direction, Frederiksgade in the transverse direction. At the end of the axis lies Frederikskirken, or Marmorkirken (the Marble Church). The two streets intersect in the middle of the square, where an equestrian statue of the founder of Frederiksstaden, King Frederik V, is placed.The square is bordered by four identical rococo palaces, which serve as residence for the royal family. Amalienborg Slot (Amalienborg Palace) and Amalienborg Slotsplads (Amalienborg Palace Square) are considered one of Europe's most distinguished rococo constructions.