Warsaw`s Origins: Old Town walking tour

Price: 75 € per tour (up to 3 people)

Meeting point: upon arrangement

Duration time: up to 2 hours

The oldest part of the capital city and one of the most prominent tourist attractions in Warsaw. It was established in the 13th century. Completely destroyed by Nazis: in 1939 and 1944 and rebuilt after the war. In 1980 the area was placed on the UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites. It`s probably the youngest medieval city in the world – it`s about 50 years old! UNESCO describes Warsaw Old Town as “an outstanding example of a near-total reconstruction of a span of history covering the 13th to the 20th century”.

The Warsaw Old Town is the only example of such reconstruction in the world. It was destroyed in 90%, only two houses survived. During the reconstruction as many original bricks and architecture pieces were used as possible. Sculptures, doorway portals, arches and other elements were taken from the ruins and put back on their original places. New houses were often rebuilt using surviving Gothic basements and parts of their walls. If you didn`t know all of this you would probably never tell these are new structures.


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