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Visit Old Town Warsaw | Warsaw | Poland Discover the Barbican, St. John's Archcathedral and the Royal Castle

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Old Town Warsaw is the oldest square in the capital. Dating back to the 13th century, its narrow streets and cobblestone alleys maintain the charm of their medieval roots. There is much to do and see around Old Town, so make time to wander about and explore.
Over 80% of Old Town Warsaw was destroyed by Nazis during the Second World War. The post-war rebuilding plan was one of the largest urban restoration projects ever undertaken, and an important testimony to the enduring spirit of the Polish nation.
Old Town Warsaw was inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1980.

What to See in Old Town Warsaw

Royal Castle Historical residence, administrative and cultural center of the country.
Sigismund’s Column First modern secular column, erected in 1644.
Warsaw Mermaid Statue in Castle Square, the emblem and guardian of the city.
Old Town Market The oldest part of Warsaw, constructed in the 13th century.
Museum of Warsaw Preserving and sharing the history of the city.
Adam Mickiewicz Museum of Literature Celebrating fine Polish writers.
Old Town Culture House Creative arts venue and community.
Old Gunpowder Depot Theatre 16th century city gate later used as a gunpowder depot.
Zapiecek Traditional pierogi kitchen in the heart of Old Town.
St. John’s Cathedral Masovian Gothic style seat of the Warsaw Archdiocese.

Something Special to Do in Old Town Warsaw

Wander around the old square and explore the alleys of Old Town Warsaw. Enjoy the ambience and a traditional Polish meal at Zapiecek, the home of delicious ethnic food!

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