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. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Warsaw fast, fun, and easy.
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  • Beautiful square that unfortunately did not get to its proper due all tents with knick-knacks and restaurants. It became cluttered and messy.
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  • Want to know the old town square, as it was architected by the Polish settler and your wonderful view
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  • When you searching that place in narrow historical streets and then you found chill, crowded, friendly place. Hold yourselves for making new friends.  more »
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  • Really nice old place. Narrow streets. Old market all the architecture is nust splendid. Nice views over the city from few key spots. Also food in pubs is just amazing. Did i forgot to mention beer? Try it and we will see it after. You also should try that hot beer.
  • Great sites, catch it early before it gets too busy. Thoroughly enjoyed wandering through the side streets and discovering hidden gems of architecture and design. Plenty of bars, coffee shops and souvenir shops. Great views over the football stadium and lovely local people.
  • It's not a big square compared to others in Poland. The buildings around look nice and colorful. There is a small mermaid fountain in the middle of square. Mainly shops in this square are souvenir and cafe. Be careful of pickpocket; one of my companion was stole from backpack at this square.
  • Beautiful city, plenty to see. Great food and drink. Amazing metro and bus service. Recommended to look at map and transport before visit. English travellers get a translation book before coming 😊
  • Great place for tourist to see real historical view of Warsaw which is full of lively people, which is much better than boring museums!
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