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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  • We visited here in February when the market stalls were on and and the ice skating rink. It’s a lovely place in Warsaw and picturesque.  more »
  • In the heart of the Old Town sat down the Warsaw Mermaid - the half-lady and half-fish with her sword and shield to protect the city against enemies.  more »
  • Beautiful site, when I was with snow so it looks quaint, in addition to his post of ice for skating in the Middle gives great appeal
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  • Sad to say, because I am from Warsaw, and I love the city, but honestly our Old Town is nothing extraordinary, especially if you've seen old towns of some other famous European cities. There are sometimes cool events on the Marketplace: Christmas Market in December, great open air jazz concerts during Summer weekends.
  • The centre of the marketplace is a natural skating ring and the centre is the mermaid that found in Poland, the other one is in Denmark. Since is is winter the place is quiet and cold. They were selling hot wind here
  • Beautiful historic old town, great place to explore and soak up the atmosphere as you can feel the history as you ramble the cobbled streets. Too bad there was conservation work being done to the place as well got there but beautiful all the same
  • Must be nice in summer. Nice view, however restaurants just offer same meals, and very limited menu... If you are not a fan of traditional meals, you might want to search somewhere else..
  • The icon of Warsaw. in here you can find the Mermaid statue, the landmark of Warsaw. there are restaurants, shops, any many attraction. definitely a must-go place when you're in Poland

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Many centrally located hotels in Warsaw cater mostly to business travelers, which makes them much too expensive for backpackers and other visitors on a limited budget. Although hostels may seem like the only affordable option at the height of the season, you can find less expensive lodgings in mid-range hotels on the outskirts of town. Alternatively, time your visit for the weekend, when many hotels near the city center slash their prices and offer special deals for early booking.
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