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Old Town Square Market (Rynek Starego Miasta)

Junction ul. Piedarska and Swietojanska, Warsaw 99-200, Poland (Śródmieście Północne)
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Ranked #5 of 144 attractions in Warsaw
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Civic Centers, Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas
Owner description: Surrounded by beautiful seventeenth- and eighteenth-century merchants' houses, this lively square is filled with street vendors, cafes, shops,... more » 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. « less
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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The Rynek is gorgeous. From the cobbled stone ground to the column in the middle, everywhere seems to have the little bit of beauty attached to it. There are usually a lot of performers to keep you entertained and lots of restaurants and cafes to relax at. There is a fantastic view from the square all the way over the... More

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Palermo, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Without any doubt my favourite spot in Warsaw. All of your walkings in the city will pass through here! Rebuilt in a very accurate and nice way!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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35 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Fun square , typical European experience. Many people outside, street performers and nice place to hang out to enjoy its rich history.

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Occoquan, Virginia
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

This square was completely demolished by the Nazis in WWII. Buildings from the 16th Century were razed. Yet the Poles have reconstructed the facades and created a most delightful place within the Old Town to sit in the square, admiring the rebuilt buildings, listening to the organ grinder winding out old tunes, and people-watching. Very relaxing and enjoyable.

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San Diego, California
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is a great place for lunch. The many cafes lining the square provide a fun lunch environment and great place for people watching. On the chance that you need some tourist souvenirs, well Old Town Square can accommodate that need with the many shops and touristy items for you to bring home to your family and friends.

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Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This square is obviously the place to be/see in Warsaw after a nice walk through the old town : you can have a nice drink or eat something on one of the many terraces and admire the statue of the mermaid. The saga tells us she was kept by a fisherman but as a result she was very unhappy. So... More

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This is a delightful place to visit: beautiful buildings, very pleasant atmosphere, lots of people to watch, safe and enjoyable, many restaurants and benches to just sit on and enjoy the crowds.

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Really love Warsaw and all the old and new places around the city. Would really love to come back soon.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Great place to soak in the feeling of Warsaw! Its very picturesque and lively. As most squares go, I felt a bit like I was in Prague or Nice. Its a nice place to stop and have a bite and a drink and just get the feel of Poland. We had big softy ice-creams from a shop near the square.

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Albion Park, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This place is lined with lovely buildings that were rebuilt after the war. Very busy and a must visit for any tourist.

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