The Old Town

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The heart of Warsaw’s Old Town, the Old Town Market Place was one of the iconic landmarks destroyed by the German Army. The current buildings were reconstructed between 1948 and 1953 to look exactly as they did in the 17th century when rich merchant families lived at the square.

Now, it’s where visitors flock to take a picture of the famous mermaid statue, admire the colorful architecture and eat and drink at the many restaurants and cafes. The original site of the square date back to the 13th century and until the end of the 18th century, when the city began to expand into a modern metropolis, it was its heart and soul and the local’s meeting point.

Fairs and festivities were held at the square, but also some notorious public executions, such as the one of Piekarski, the man who tried to kill King Zygmunt III. The middle of the square was once the site of the Town City Hall, however, it was pulled down in 1817.

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Stare Miasto 05-077 Warszawa