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Old Town Market Square, Warsaw

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Established in the late 13th century around the time the city itself was founded, Old Town Market Square served as the commercial and cultural heart of Warsaw for several centuries. The large public space hosted regular fairs and occasional executions. One of the city's great survivors, the square was bombed in 1939 and destroyed in 1944 after the Warsaw Uprising. The houses surrounding the square, painstakingly restored in the years following World War II, blend Renaissance and Baroque architectural styles. The square also features the city's main historical museum and is a natural starting or ending point for your tour of the city. Put Old Town Market Square into our Warsaw holiday planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • is the central area of the old town where the Polish style reigns supreme. There are often performances in the Centre of the square.
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  • Warsaw, Poland prides itself on old town square-and rightly so. Although-let's face it-is much smaller than the market in Krakow ... I would rather have less to offer. The atmosphere here is different than in Krakow. Like the market is for everyone, but more for those elegantly-dressed and with a deep well. Waiters starówkowych restaurant also more or less niedyskretnie pay attention to the clothing and potential gains associated with it. Townhouses are adorable. In summer are wonderful gardens. In winter-ice skating rink. Sometimes there are concerts or fairs. Many attractions. And proof that the people from Warsaw, who survived the World War II they were true heroes, since from the ruins and the ruins were able to build something so beautiful. And this meeting with the history of the Warsaw Market is probably the most valuable and the most valuable.
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  • Even though we visited in Feb, the square was decorative very christmassy and had an ice rink in the center. Very beautiful, there was a fantastic atmosphere to the place.