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Market Sqare in Kazimierz Dolny

Local name: Rynek w Kazimierzu Dolnym

Market Square is the main point of Kazimierz Dolny. It is divided into two parts: older near the Parish Church and the newer one, much larger and located lower. In the centre of the market there is a well from the 19th century, a symbol of Kazimierz, which owes its present appearance to the work of Jan Koszczyc and Witkiewicz in 1913.

Most of the original tenement houses have been burnt in fires and in both World Wars, which is why today's buildings are the result of reconstruction or the work of modern architects.

The most interesting are considered to be Saint Nicholas and Saint Christopher tenement houses, rebuilt at the beginning of the 17th century. The buildings are distinguished by beautiful, opulent facades that are decorated with numerous bas-reliefs with floral and figural motifs and lacy attics. The current condition of tenement houses is the result of conservation works and their extraordinary luck.

Other interesting buildings on the market are the House of Kifner near the Parish Church (designed in 1919), the former Hotel Polski (Polish Hotel) opened in 1880 (the first hotel in Kazimierz), the Gałuszewscy's house, the house of Wermanowie, 18th-century Radek's house with a unique cafe, which walls are decorated with works of well-known painters.

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    Rynek Kazimierz Dolny , Poland