Old Market Square, Poznan

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The city's historical central plaza, Old Market Square is home to an array of colorful and interesting buildings. Established in the 11th century, it has undergone numerous transformations, including severe damage during World War II. Its reconstruction was rapid and successful, and today the large square boasts a number of fashionable bars, cafes, restaurants, and stores. Some of its most striking buildings include the Renaissance-style old town hall, weighing house, arsenal gallery, guardhouse, and the row of 16th century merchants' houses. Weather permitting, you can enjoy a Polish beer and plateful of pierogi (Polish dumplings) on one of the bustling terraces. Our Poznan trip itinerary planning website makes visiting Old Market Square and other Poznan attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • They have done a wonderful job making the square look as it did before 1945. There are plenty of places to each and many picture taking opportunities.  more »
  • On this journey I have toured through London and Berlin and they are beautiful but they both can be so busy that it is overwhelming. Poznan is, in my opinion, even more beautiful and a lot quieter. Ev...  more »
  • Not too destroyed by war, not ruined by excessive restorations, the old market square returns an atmosphere pleasant although at certain times is too crowded with tourists and stalls. Modern arsenal jars wishful ' but it's history. Beautiful town hall and small colorful houses with porches on his left.
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Poznan draws huge business crowds during its international trade fairs, which cause a drastic increase in hotel prices. Business travelers cram the centrally located hotels during the week, so weekends remain the best time for sightseeing visits on a limited budget. Unless you have to stay in the city center, consider one of the outlying neighborhoods' hostels, which come in all shapes and sizes. Cozy guesthouses offer another affordable option, providing simply furnished rooms with free Wi-Fi, cable TV, and private parking.
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