Świętojańska is one of the streets marked out at the time of the incorporation of Warsaw, at the end of the 13th century. From the very beginning, it was one of the most important streets in the city. In a broader perspective, it was part of the Czersk-Zakroczym route, which was regulated by streets within the city walls. Within the city, it led from the southern city gate to the Market Square.
The Barbican is one of the city's greatest tourist attractions. It is one of seven facilities of this type in the country, and although our Warsaw building is a post-war reconstruction, it allows, at least in part, to imagine the monumental system of fortifications, which were the defensive walls of Warsaw.
The history of Nowomiejska Street begins with the location of Warsaw. Marked from the north-west corner of Old Town Market, it led to the northern city gate, becoming an important communication artery of the city. As in the case of the area behind the southern city gate (later Krakowskie Przedmieście), over time, this area also turned into a parking and market square. However, when at the beginning of the 15th century a new city was founded - New Warsaw, the street was called Nowomiejska street, as a road connecting both cities.
Medieval Polish cities share the same distinctive feature. They were established by marking out a regular network of streets with a centrally located rectangular market that served as a marketplace. Often there was a town hall and a church next to it. The Old Town Square in Warsaw is no exception.
The building of Resursa Obywatelska is one of those buildings that remind Warsaw of the forgotten architectural style of eclecticism. The building, erected by a society called Resursa Obywatelska, took its name after it, although the organization itself ceased to exist when World War II broke out.
Krakowskie Przedmieście od początku swego istnienia należało do najważniejszych ulic Warszawy. Najpierw jako droga dojazdowa do miasta, a następnie jako jego najbardziej reprezentacyjna ulica. Dzisiaj opowiemy sobie o tym, co sprawiło, że ranga tego traktu znacząco się podniosła i w jaką stronę ewoluuowała. Zapraszam zatem w dalszą podróż po historii Krakowskiego Przedmieścia. Trakt do Krakowa…
Krakowskie Przedmieście from the beginning of its existence belonged to the most important streets of Warsaw. First as an access road to the city, then as its most representative street. I invite you on a journey through the historical history of this wonderful street. Due to the extensive material, we will divide this story into several periods.
Chociaż Bródno kreślono na mapach Mazowsza już w XV wieku, to osadnictwo istniało na tym terenie znacznie wcześniej. Mało tego, było to pierwsze zorganizowane osadnictwo na terenie współczesnej Warszawy. Datowane jest na IX wiek, czyli zanim Mieszko I zjednoczył pierwszych Polan! Dzisiaj jednak opowiem o nieco innym Bródnie. O Bródnie, ale w granicach wyznaczonych przez…