Warsaw Old Town

Historic Centre of Warsaw

The Old Town is a bustling tourism hub, with cobblestone alleys and medieval buildings reconstructed after WWII. At its heart is Rynek Starego Miasta, a busy square lined with burgher houses and upscale Polish eateries. Nearby, St. John’s Archcathedral dates back to the 14th century and hosts summer concerts. The area is also home to the restored apartments and manicured gardens of the Royal Castle. The Warsaw Old Town is the only example worldwide of planned and complete reconstruction of historical buildings developed in the period between the 13th and 20th centuries. Image by Mariusz Cieszewski is marked with CC BY-NC 2.0.

Author: Amitava Ray
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