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Warsaw's Old Town, testimonial of Polish culture

The Warsaw's Old Town Royal Square, Poland

The Warsaw's Old Town was declared as the UNESCO's World Heritage Site in 1980 and is listed as "an outstanding example of a near-total reconstruction of a span of history covering the 13th to the 20th century.

Warsaw's Old Town Market Place

The Warsaw Old Town was established in the 13th century. In the heart of the Old Town is the Old Town Market Square that served as a place for regular fairs and festivities until the end of the 18th century. Surrounding streets feature medieval architecture such as the city walls, the Barbican and St. John's Cathedral.

The Royal Castle in Warsaw, Poland

Castle Square is an impressive square, dominated by Zygmunt's Column and the Royal Castle. The Zygmunt's Column commemorates King Zygmunt III Waza who moved Poland’s capital from Cracow to Warsaw in 1596 and established his residency here building the Royal Castle.

People in public square

Almost every building in the Old Town is a blend of different styles from Gothic to Baroque forming unique architectural style.

The Warsaw’s Barbican

During the Warsaw Uprising in August 1944, more than 85% of Warsaw's historic center was deliberately destroyed by Nazi troops. The Polish capital city was reduced to ruins obliterating the centuries-old tradition of Polish statehood.

Street art in Warsaw, Poland entitles `Exodus 1944`

After the war, a reconstruction campaign by Warsaw’s and Poland’s citizens alike resulted in today's meticulous restoration of the Old Town. It is an outstanding example of a near-total reconstruction of a span of history covering the 13th to the 20th century and manifestation of testimonial of Polish culture.

Little mermaid statue in Warsaw, Poland

Photo credits: Leszek Wrona.

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