Old Town Square
13th - 20th centuries
Cafés ; Tourism impact
Detail: Paintings for sale in the square. In the background the facade along one side of the square with outside cafe tables. Painted decorations on some of the facades. 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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City squares -- Poland
Architecture -- Poland -- Warsaw
Heritage tourism -- Poland
Buildings -- Repair and reconstruction
Streetscapes (Urban design) -- Poland