Town Hall, Swidnica (Ratusz w Swidnicy), Swidnica

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4.4/5 based on 35+ reviews on the web
The Old Town Hall of Wrocław stands at the center of the city’s Market Square (rynek). The Gothic building is one of the main landmarks of the city.The Old Town Hall's long history reflects developments that have taken place in the city since its initial construction. The town hall serves the city of Wroclaw and is used for civic and cultural events such as concerts held in its Great Hall. In addition, it houses a museum and a basement restaurant.HistoryThe town hall was developed over a period of about 250 years, from the end of 13th century to the middle of 16th century. The structure and floor plan changed over this extended period in response to the changing needs of the city. The exact date of the initial construction is not known. However, between 1299 and 1301 a single-storey structure with cellars and a tower called the consistory was built. The oldest parts of the current building, the Burghers’ Hall and the lower floors of the tower, may date to this time. In these early days the primary purpose of the building was trade rather than civic administration activities.Between 1328 and 1333 an upper storey was added to include the Council room and the Aldermen’s room. Expansion continued during the 14th century with the addition of extra rooms, most notably the Court room. The building became a key location for the city’s commercial and administrative functions.The 15th and 16th centuries were times of prosperity for Wroclaw as was reflected in the rapid development of the building during that period. The construction program gathered momentum, particularly from 1470 to 1510, when several rooms were added. The Burghers’ Hall was re-vaulted to take on its current shape, and the upper story began to take shape with the development of the Great Hall and the addition of the Treasury and Little Treasury.
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  • From the Tower renovated unijnie Town Hall extends the beautiful panorama of the city and the surrounding area. Entry is free and worth it. The building itself and the vast Market on the lovely has a lot of different venues: commercial and official.
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  • A great attraction in the middle of the town and it's FREE. You can either walk the ten flights or take two separate lifts. There is a glazed viewing area or you can take the final two floors by stair...  read more »
  • Twon Hall tower has been reconstructed to get the perfect view of the city and surroundings. Free and comfortable entrance by lifts. View of the old town and neighbourhoods. One can understand from he...  read more »
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