New Town Square

  Rynek Nowego Miasta     more than a year ago
Not nearly as resplendent as its Old Town counterpart, the New Town Square provides a bit more seclusion and reflection. The New Town dates back to the 14th century with the traditional market square appearing shortly after its founding. Before New Town would eventually become incorporated into Warsaw proper in 1791, it was a thriving town in its own right. Until 1818 you could find an extravagant Town Hall standing in the middle of the square. There were many other prominent buildings on the square through the centuries, but the most characteristic is St. Casimir’s Church (Kościół Św. Kazimierza). The church was originally constructed in 1688, but - like most of the buildings in this part of the city - it was destroyed in the Warsaw Uprising. It was eventually rebuilt from 1949 to 1955 and you can visit it today.


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