"Old Town (Stare Miasto)" Old Town Tip by Airpunk
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The area commonly referred to as the old town is the area formerly comprised within the city walls, north of the Royal Palace. Probably the most interesting fact is that the old town is completely reconstructed. It was destroyed during the bombings and fightings of WWII and rebuilt from zero in the late 1940s and 1950s. The excellent restoration skills were honoured in 1980 when Warsaw?s old town became one of the first UNESCO World Heritage sites.
The 14th century grid of streets and alleys was preserved and gives the old town its characteristic atmosphere. Three medieval churches, a market place and a town hall are to be found there too, all of them reconstructed in the same way. Restaurants, pubs and cafés are available as well as the odd souvenir shops. Even if it is probably the most touristy place in Warsaw, it is an essential part of every Warsaw visit.
Directions: At the Northern End of the Royal Traject (Trakt Królewski), northeast to the Palace of Science and Culture
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