Rynek Starego Miasta, Warsaw

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Established in the late 13th century around the time the city itself was founded, Rynek Starego Miasta 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. Before you head to Warsaw, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Warsaw online tour itinerary builder, to make sure you see all that Warsaw has to offer, including Rynek Starego Miasta.
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  • There are plenty of restaurants, museums and souvenir shops. The architecture of the buildings is absolutely beautiful. Such a lovely place to see.  more »
  • You can find photos of what Warsaw's Old Town looked like after WWII which makes this place even more special. Great care was taken in restoring the row houses to their 17th century making it hard...  more »
  • Renovated after WW2 is the center of cultural life of Warsaw- concerts and painting exhibitions in summer time, skating and Christmas Marin winter. A lot of restaurants and museums are surrounding...  more »
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  • Very pretty area with beautiful and unique houses. If you are interested to know more, there are free walking tours by Walkable held here every day, so you’d just need to check on their website for the timing and location of meet-up. The guide is very knowledgeable and told a lot of interesting stories about the history of the old town.
  • Suuuuuuch a cute square with amazing history behind it! They had to rebuild it entirely only through paintings and old photographs in order to restore it to it's former (and probably even better) glory. So cute and pretty how each house/building is in a different color and if you look at them closely, you can still see what people living there used to do or were known for (as they have like little fish for fishermen, musicians playing for the music house, etc) Definitely nice to walk around, eat at a restaurant around the square, or skate on ice during winter (and also have a mulled wine)
  • Beautiful place in Warsaw. You cannot visit the capital without stopping here. Lots of small shops with souvenirs and fantastic restaurants serving local food. Old Town is beautiful any time of the year; summer decorated with fresh flowers and during the winter lots of lights giving the Old Town magical feel.
  • I spent a lot of the year visiting European cities so got to see a lot of old towns, town squares etc. To a large degree this is similar to all the others in Lviv, Tallinn, Krakow but in many ways that makes all the more amazing when you consider how it was completely and totally obliterated by 1945. It looks like it could be 500 years old. What an amazing job they did rebuilding it from the ashes.
  • Old but very nice place..... The Rynek in the centre of the Old Town is one among Warsaw's maximum popular spots. Lined with colorful Renaissance- and Baroque-inspired houses, whose flooring are unusually piled one on pinnacle of the opposite, it is home to many satisfactory restaurants and busy terraces.

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