Today is the 40th anniversary of Warsaw’s Old Town listed as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Considered one of the most famous tourist attractions in Warsaw, The Old Town was established in the 13th century and became the heart of the capital city after the late 16th century. It’s a charming place filled with medieval architecture. Take a stroll down the narrow and winding cobblestone streets, admire its colourful tenement houses and one of the most beautiful squares in Warsaw, The Old Town Square, where you can find a statue of the Warsaw Mermaid brandishing a sword and a shield standing in the middle.
During World War II, more than 85 % of Warsaw’s historic centre was destroyed by Nazi troops. After the war, with the support of the whole nation, a five-year reconstruction campaign by its inhabitants resulted in today’s meticulous restoration of the Old Town, with its churches, palaces and market-place. A town that was laid in ruins has become an architectural miracle today, it still breathes in Medieval atmosphere. Warsaw’s Old Town is not only an outstanding example of the reconstruction of the heritage on a unique scale in the history of the world but also an expression of the unity of Polish people and the determination of the nation.
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