The Old Town Square was established at the turn of the 13th and 14th centuries. It has the shape of a rectangle measuring 90 x 73 m. The market served commercial and public functions. Here fairs, executions and burning of forbidden books took place. There were also municipal and state ceremonies and processions. Now, the Old Town Square is one of the most important places on the cultural and tourist map of Warsaw, due to the fact that in 1980 Warsaw's Old Town was entered on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List. Delights with colorful tenements and the unique atmosphere of narrow streets. On the old town square you will meet the Mermaid - the official symbol of the city.