Toruń

New Town Market Square

  Rynek Nowomiejski     20 Jul 2021
The second market Square of Toruń is not as 'new' as its name would suggest. As part of the gradual expansion of the city to the east, this particular area was first developed in the mid-13th century, which technically makes it newer than the Old Town Square! This area was the centre of the old artisan district, making a little more 'markety' than its counterpart, and to this day you can find locals flogging their wares and fresh produce on weekends. Put simply, if you're looking for Markets in Toruń, this is the place to head! A former evangelical church from the 19th century is located in its centre. The north east corner is occupied by the famous Gothic Saint James Church, which we mentioned above, and is reason enough to head over there. Other curiosities include the neoclassical facade of building that houses the pharmacy Pod złotym lwem (ENG: Under the Golden Lion) and the baroque townhouse that contains Pod modrym fartuchem (ENG: Under Cerulean Apron), an inn that has been running from 1489. The latter of these has been visited by former Polish kings, and Napoleon Bonaparte was probably a guest there when he visited Toruń in 1807. The former tavern of the Bractwa Czeladzi Murarskiej (ENG: Masons' guild) is now a thriving Children's Creative Art Centre and Gallery.
Toruń's New Town Market Square. Photo by Daniel Pach

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