Rynek

sights / Squares & plazas

Rynek information

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Rynek, Wrocław's market square, is Poland's second biggest after the one in Kraków. The Rynek was laid out in the 1240s and lined with timber houses, which were later replaced with brick structures. They gradually changed over the centuries, adopting the architectural style of the day. The north and south sides were completely destroyed during WWII but have since been rebuilt; they offer an appealing amalgam of architectural styles from Gothic to Art Nouveau.

Check out the new wavelike glass fountain on the western side of the square.