The Old Town Square is the oldest and one of the most charming squares in Warsaw. It’s impossible not to fall in love with this place! It was laid out at the turn of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. Festivities and markets were organised here, but convicts were also executed. Although it is more than seven centuries old, its form has hardly changed. In the middle of the square stands a statue of the Warsaw Mermaid, the emblem and guardian of the city.
The Old Town Market Square (Rynek Starego Miasta) is the core of the Polish capital Warsaw’s Old Town. Until the end of the 18th century, this place was also the core of Warsaw. The Old Town Market Square has unique traditional Polish restaurants, cafes and shops. This is the oldest part of Warsaw and one of the most important tourist attractions. There is a bronze statue of the Little Mermaid in the center of the square. It is the emblem of Warsaw and the pride of Warsaw. The upper body of the mermaid is a naked young girl, and the lower body is a beautiful carp tail. The mermaid raised the sword with her right hand over the top, and her left hand held the card to protect her body, staring into the distance. The mermaid has a delicate face and a slight dignity. It is said that the beauty of the mermaid represents the magnificent Polish mountains and rivers; the dignity of the mermaid symbolizes the national dignity of the Polish people; the majesty of the mermaid reflects the unyielding character of the Polish people in the face of foreign aggression. Today the square is surrounded by restaurants, gift shops, and cafes. Every weekend, everyone will come here to party, children treat it as their own paradise, street performers use it as their stage for performances, and nostalgic elderly people often gather here.
So nice place with a lot of history. Everything has been destroyed during the WWII. Only single house survived. Beautiful old town. The people do almost impossible to rebuild the place.