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Old Town Market Square

Address: Piekarska | Świętojańska, Warsaw 99-200, Poland (Stare Miasto)
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Ranked #6 of 136 Attractions in Warsaw
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Civic Centers, Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Owner description: Surrounded by beautiful seventeenth- and eighteenth-century...
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Type: Civic Centers, Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Decorations here are incredible - with a huge tree, lit up with changing motifs. Perfect projection of falling snow (modern-style) on the castle - very nice.

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Merseyside
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

We visited the Old Town Square a number of times during our recent visit to Warsaw. The square is quaint with some lovely restaurants all around it's perimeter. After being completely destroyed in WW2 it was totally rebuilt brick by brick, along with the rest of the Old Town from memory, old photographs and paintings. If you're planning a trip... More 

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The Old Town looks probably as it did, but be aware that this was bombed and the Soviets rebuilt it to look like it formerly did---who knows how long it will stand up

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Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

A must see in Warsaw. The Christmas lights were just sensational and that part of the city is steeped in history. A worthy ramble through the square is a must with everything from castles to monuments and the presidential palace to be seen :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The Old Town Square in Warsaw is lovely - surrounded by beautiful buildings that look old but one has to remember that most of Warsaw was destroyed towards the end of WWII so there are reconstructed but in the original style. There are lots of restaurants and cafes around the square and various entertainers/buskers. On a Sunday afternoon in September... More 

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blackpool, lancs
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Just returned from what had been optimistically labelled by travel companies as "Warsaw Christmas Market". It was very, very small (a maximum of 20 stalls), souless & lacking in any Christmas atmosphere. What stalls there were were pleasant enough but just not enough of them to constitute a market & there were very few visitors during our weekday visit. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

It is Christmas time & the square was being decorative and set up for the annual switching on if the Xmas lights & decorations. Stunning and beautiful. By chance we were at the square and there were literally thousands of people with a concert of carols and Father Christmas arriving. Stalls with lovely food, crafts, decorations, clothes etc. Very very... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Obviously re constructed, but well done. If you like history, this is well worth a visit when in Poland

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Oradea, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I love this place, it's one of my favorite Old Town centers I visit, particular in the summer. There are a lot of terraces were you can drink your morning coffee or have a bite. The buildings from the square are renovated. It's a must visit if you are in Warsaw.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Warsaw really does know how to do christmas, tree and decorations are beautiful. Great Christmassy atmosphere. What a wonderful vibrant city.

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