City Hall

Mazovia & Podlasie

The old market square is dominated by this attractive building at its northwest end. From atop the town hall, a trumpeter plays at noon and 6pm each day. As an added spectacle for the noon event, a mechanical King Władysław Herman knights his son Bolesław Krzywousty.

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