Our Old Town’s
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Our Old Town’s

Hi dear all! Despite its modern appearance, Warsaw still is filled with its outstanding history. In the centre of the city, at the bank of the Vistula River, there is a magnificent place called “Stare Miasto’’, which is translated to English as Old Town. Old town outstands from the other part of the city because of its historical view and it has been entered on the UNESCO World Heritage list Today, we would like to speak about the history of Old Town.

  • Warsaw Old Town was established in the 13th century, on the banks of the Kamionka (a tributary of the Vistula), near the castle of the Mazovian princes. Most Probably, the founder was the Duke of Masovia and Płock Bolesław II . The heart of Old Town was always the Market Square which was constructed at the end of the 13th century.
  • In the 19th, the Old Town seriously declined — defensive walls, the Nowomiejska and Krakowska gates were demolished — it was partially ruined, neglected and overpopulated. This situation continued until 1906 when the Society for the Protection of Historical Monuments undertook to restore neglected tenements and pavements and began work on reconstructing the Barbican and defensive walls. During World War II, and especially during the Warsaw Uprising in 1944, 90 per cent of the Old Town was destroyed. Reconstruction was undertaken after the war. Today, it is viewed daily by hundreds of tourists. 

We hope the history of Warsaw Old Town was interesting for you. Have a good day and take care of your health.

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