Ratusz Poznański

Ratusz Poznański, Poznan: Address, Phone Number, Ratusz Poznański Reviews: 4.5/5

Ratusz Poznański
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Jo L
Bedford, UK99 contributions
Oct 2021 • Friends
What a beautiful square, full of amazing colours, beautiful architecture and character! Lots of entertainment with many bars and restaurants
Written October 28, 2021
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pawel_hbg
Sopot, Poland9,319 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
Poznań Town Hall is a historic city hall located at the Poznań Old Town in the centre of Old Market Square. It used to serve as the seat of local government until 1939, nowadays houses a museum. The town hall was originally built in the late 13th century following the founding of the medieval city in 1253 and it was rebuilt in roughly its present-day form, in mannerist style, with an ornate loggia, by Giovanni Battista di Quadro in 1550–1560.
Written August 16, 2021
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Arjan T
Amersfoort, The Netherlands59 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
Ha ha cool to see the amount of people gathering around noon to see and watch the clock tower. The show lasted around 5 minutes and was given an extra touch by live trumpet player at the balcony.
Written July 4, 2021
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Rafal W
Skoki, Poland1,391 contributions
Jul 2020
Traditionally, at the heart of every city stood, more or less representative, town hall, and Poznan is no exception from this rule. Located in north-east quarter of the Old Market Square, was and still is the pride of the city. The very first seat of Poznan's city council and court was finished around the year 1300, and it was low, square, Gothic edifice remnants of which still can be seen in city hall's basements. The building of the city hall undergone many changes. Expanded in 15th century, acquired tower at the turn of 15th and 16th centuries. After damages that town hall sustained in great conflagration of the year 1536 building was refurbished in years 1540-42 but the main works took a place few years later, under the direction of Giovanni Battista di Quadro. Town hall was enlarged, new floor was added along with the attics and loggia. Around the same time the tower was equipped with a clock with famous goats. Also town hall's interiors acquired new, Renaissance outlook. Lavishly decorated from inside and outside, with Latin sentences inscribed on its walls and allegoric representations of virtues Poznan's town hall become a pearl of the city. Apart from few changes in tower's design, the main body of the building of the town hall remained, basically, unchanged. General refurbishing from years 1781-84 brought some changes in decorations of eastern façade of town hall's elevation. Partition of Poland brought Poznan under Prussian rule and German's order that was expressed during another refurbishing of the town hall in years 1910-13, in destroying rich Renaissance polychrome of town hall's interiors as incompatible with the German spirit. World War II that brought misery and destruction didn't spare the town hall either. Damaged during the fights of 1945, Poznan's town hall regained its Renaissance look after renovation works in years 1945-54. Nowadays, town hall is governed by Muzeum Historii Miasta Poznania (Museum of the History of the City of Poznan) and houses museum and periodical exhibitions, and weddings are held in one of its representative rooms. Truly beautiful building.
Written February 14, 2021
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Elena Ciocan
Timisoara, Romania1,725 contributions
Dec 2019
You simply cannot miss this place. The building is exquisite and the 2 goats from the clock are unique! Make sure you will be there to see them moving.
Written November 20, 2020
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Michael S
Bristol, UK14 contributions
Feb 2020
This is the main building in Poznan square. At midday the clock chimes and the famous goats come out to battle.Everyone will be there so make sure you are !! Well worth a visit.
Written March 16, 2020
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Malgorzata
10,740 contributions
Apr 2019
The Poznan Town Hall is a beautiful Renaissance building decorating the Old Market Square. Its construction was completed around 1300. From this period survived only basements. A thorough reconstruction of the Town Hall was made in the years 1550-60 according to the design of the architect Giovanni Battista di Quadro from Lugano. Then it took on a form very similar to the present one. During this renovation, a new clock was ordered and a "clownish device, namely goats." The facade faces east . Its characteristic three-story loggia is richly decorated. Between the arches of the ground floor arcades are pairs of female allegories of virtues. The Poznań City Hall is a real pearl of the Renaissance. Every day at 12.00 the bugle call of Poznań is played from the town hall tower. At this time the mechanical goats' butting display is performed daily and are accompanied by numerous residents and tourists. Inside, the Museum of the History of Poznań is located. Really beautiful.
Written February 6, 2020
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brachitstersxxx
London, UK33 contributions
Sep 2019
You can like or not the place, but these automated animals are lovely. Stay and enjoy goats meet each other above your head.
Written September 18, 2019
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HameshaIndia
New Delhi, India183 contributions
Sep 2019
The old town hall dominates the market square in old town in Poznan. Its a very beautiful building and we spent some time looking at it even though at that time we had not identified it, not having read up too much about the old town before entering into it. The cupola on top is very beautiful, the lovely color arrangements, the lovely clock upfront and we are told that two mechanized goats come out at noon and butt their heads 12 times, though we had ventured later into the old town and did not see that.
Written September 12, 2019
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eagertraveller123
UK1,135 contributions
Aug 2019 • Solo
What a beautiful building! Certainly as interesting as the town hall in Wroclaw. Very charming, surrounded by the colourful merchant houses. Shame it’s closed for renovation.
Written August 12, 2019
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