This marvellous 16th-century Renaissance building was once home to the office of Hevelius in his role as an Old Town Council Lord. The former headquarters of the Council of Gdańsk, the Old Town Hall served as the headquarters of the Soviet Army during the dying days of WWII, probably because it was practically the only building left standing in the city at the time. Today the building is open to the public and has become the focus of much creativity. Concerts are held upstairs and the superb Baltic Sea Cultural Centre have been living there since the early 90s. There's also a cellar restaurant, and a good bookshop on the ground floor.