Warsaw Old Town (Stare Miasto) in the Polish Capital

PHOTO: Warsaw Old Town Market Place, Pride of Poland

Main Square in the Warsaw Old Town, which was totally recreated after World War Two

Click on title to view photo in large format. Warsaw Old Town Market Place is the main square in the historic center of the Polish capital. In retribution for the Warsaw Uprising of 1944, the square was blown up by the Nazi’s during World War Two. After the war, the square was rebuilt, using photos and old plans for authenticity. Residents sifted though the rubble for decorative items and cleaned bricks that could be reused. Still, information on every structure was not always available, thus today the buildings exhibit architectural styles from earlier periods as well as from the years just preceding the war. The result, however is simply stunning. The Warsaw Old Town Market Square ranks among the most beautiful I have ever seen, and the iconic dolphin sculpture at its center is the icing on the cake.

6 Comments on “PHOTO: Warsaw Old Town Market Place, Pride of Poland

  1. I just want to add, that the sculpture represents the Mermaid of Warsaw, which is a symbol of the city dated back to XV century. Best regards and thank you for your beautiful presentation of Poland

    • Thank you Mateusz. I wondered about the symbolism of that sculpture and now you have cleared that up for me and my readers!

  2. The story is very interesting and your photo does justice to the beautiful work of the people in restoring and rebuilding the town. I went to school with Polish girls from two different families who settled in England after WWII. So now this brings back happy memories for me – thank-you, Barbara

    • You’re very welcome, Linda. Poland has become one of my favorite destinations in all of Europe.

  3. Poland is the Wonderful place,thank you for exploring this beautiful place,photos of your blog is awesome,thank you for sharing your blog.

  4. Dear Barbara, thank you for sharing some beautiful photos from Poland! I feel Poland is still underrated as a travel destination in Europe so it’s such a great thing to see the images you’ve posted.

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