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Old Town Market Square

Address: Piekarska | Świętojańska, Warsaw 99-200, Poland (Stare Miasto)
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Half Day City Sightseeing Tour of Warsaw
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Ranked #5 of 213 things to do in Warsaw
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Civic centers, Historic sites, Historic walking areas, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Surrounded by beautiful seventeenth- and eighteenth-century...
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Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Civic centers, Historic sites, Historic walking areas, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Surrounded by beautiful seventeenth- and eighteenth-century merchants' houses, this lively square is filled with street vendors, cafes, shops, galleries and some of Warsaw's top restaurants.
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Helsinki
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123 reviews 123 reviews
62 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

The old town is quite nice to stroll around. Nice restaurants and shops. This square is easy to find and you can easily pass some time watching people pass by or artists performing in the square. We were in February and even in the winter there was artists.

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London
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

The square has been completely rebuilt from archive footage and has been replicated very sympathetically and is the focal point of Warsaw. From this point we picked up a free walking tour which was excellent and gave a lot of information about the history of Warsaw.

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Littleton, Colorado
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Some reviewers deride the Old Town Market Square as being a 'fake' because the entire Old Town was totally rebuilt after it was razed to the ground. To me, I see the area's amazing reconstruction as a tribute to the Poles' undaunting spirit in the face of such desecration brought about by the Nazis. What a lovely area to wander... More 

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Wallasey, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

The woman was rude and unhelpful, she made it obvious she didn't want to serve us. She virtually dismissed us because we were unsure of what size skates to get the kids.

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Essex, Maryland
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This area was where we almost always started and ended our day. The restaurant in the square are fun but almost all have the same menu. I will say that these restaurants are more aimed at tourist and you really should get outside of this area to experience better food just as most tourist locals around the world. Make sure... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

For the capital of poland i though it would of been much better with more shops and restuarants, the square in krakow is much much better

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Woking, United Kingdom
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43 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

An atmospheric, unbelievable, that this is newly built old town! Well in the last 60 years or so. There were street entertainers that were fascinating and added to the atmosphere. Plaques on the buildings, in English explaining the history. Stopped for a coffee in a chain coffee shop, but the decor authentic to the town. Worthy of a revisit.

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Widnes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Good Christmas market, but not very big. One highlight was the abundance of mulled wine, very festive with many people standing in the market having a wine. Plenty of places to eat and quite cheap with good service. The stalls sell unusual gifts to take home.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Much of Warsaw is quite un attractive. it is of course fully understandable, it was systematically destroyed by the Nazis. The architecture is strongly influenced by its Soviet era. There are however a few interesting places and the Old town Market Square is one such place. Enjoy.

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London, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Didn't know what to expect when I set out on a walk around the city, but this place was genuinely really interesting. Rebuilt after the devastation of 1944 it looks like it was already there! I visited just before Xmas so the square and surrounding streets were all lit up , christmas tree etc and looked fantastic. Some lovely little... More 

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