Old Town Square
13th - 20th centuries
Cafés ; Tourism impact
General view looking at the facades of one end of the square with tourists and outside cafe tables. Tourist horse and carriage (left). World Heritage Site Criteria: (ii)(vi) - the citation on the World heritage Website reads: During the Warsaw Uprising in August 1944, more than 85% of Warsaw's historic centre was destroyed by Nazi troops. After the war, a five-year reconstruction campaign by its citizens resulted in today's meticulous restoration of the Old Town, with its churches, palaces and market-place. It is an outstanding example of a near-total reconstruction of a span of history covering the 13th to the 20th century.
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Streetscapes (Urban design) -- Poland
City squares -- Poland
Architecture -- Poland -- Warsaw
Heritage tourism -- Poland
Buildings -- Repair and reconstruction