We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Old Town Market Square

Address: Piekarska | Świętojańska, Warsaw 99-200, Poland (Stare Miasto)
Website
Improve this listing
Book ahead on Viator
Private Tour
$18*
and up
Private Tour: Warsaw Walking Tour
Top Rated
$51*
and up
Half Day City Sightseeing Tour of Warsaw
90%
Ranked #6 of 144 Attractions in Warsaw
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Civic Centers, Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Surrounded by beautiful seventeenth- and eighteenth-century...
More attraction details
Attraction details
Type: Civic Centers, Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, 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.
Write a Review

880 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    522
    273
    69
    12
    4
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Indianapolis, Indiana
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

While it is not quite the bustling area in the winter months, it is a beautiful section of Warsaw to visit. There are many shops and restaurants and in the winter months and ice-skating rink in the center of old town.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
155 reviews 155 reviews
68 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

My girlfriend and I had the chance to visit this market last Christmas and found lots of ideas and inspiration for gifts, not the best market in the world but worth a visit, definitely.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kortrijk, Belgium
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

OK, this is all relatively new but well done. During the Christmas period not so nive to take pictures as there are some Christmas market activities blocking the sight

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wilrijk, Antwerpen, Belgium
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Mid January, the Christmas illuminations were still there! Very nice! Great to walk around and in the old town!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The Old Market Square is a great place to meet and begin exploring the Warsaw Ghetto or the Old Town. Some great views over the river to PRaga and beyond

Was this review helpful? Yes
Warsaw, Poland
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

In comparison to other market squares in Poland, Warsaw's is small and maybe less spectacular, but it is pleasant, cozy and very lively. During winter time you can enjoy warm wine and watch the skaters.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
State of Bremen, Germany
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

A very beautiful place to visit in Warsaw. Many restaurants around to choose. It's defenatly a point of reference of the city every traveller should visit. It's not very different from the other European cities old towns but it's interesting to know that it was reconstracted after a total destraction after WW2. We were there for New Year's Eve and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Guadalajara, Mexico
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

A must when exploring Varsovia city! A good place to admire traditional Polish architecture, drink beer and buy local handcrafts to bring back home. Also you can watch beautiful Polish girls walking by!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Minsk, Belarus
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
32 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Cool place. A lot of people are riding on skates here. Also, there are many cafes, beautiful illuminations and a monument to the Mermaid!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bath, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Came here at the beginning of December as was staying nearby. Nice to walk around for a few hours and wonder how on earth they managed to rebuild it all so perfectly. Does look like very old buildings, but without the wear and tear. Lots of little restaurants and bars around here to pop into.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Old Town Market Square also viewed

Warsaw, Mazovia Province
 
Warsaw, Mazovia Province
Warsaw, Mazovia Province
 

Been to Old Town Market Square? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Old Town Market Square staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?