Warsaw Old Town

Barbican Cathedral Basilica Royal Castle Sigismund’s Column
Barbican Cathedral Basilica of the Martyrdom of St. John the Baptist Royal Castle Sigismund's Column

The Warsaw Old Town is the heart of the capital city. It is the oldest part of Warsaw, which was destroyed in over 90% during the World War II. Owing to ideal reconstruction the Old Town was entered into the List of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It attracts tourists with its unique atmosphere – beautiful architecture, green squares, romantic cafes. The Market is the focal point of the Old Town. In the summer season it is the place of musical and theatre performances as well as an outdoor gallery where paintings as well as art and craft pieces may be admired and purchased. At the Market a monument of the Mermaid of Warsaw is situated – the symbol of the capital city, being an element of the city emblem.