At that time, the square was an important and significant center of the city, the center of commerce, economy, society and politics of the city until the 18th century. Markets, ceremonies, and show trials were held here.
Like many places in Warsaw, the beautiful square was also completely destroyed during World War II, but not long afterward it was renovated and restored. Today it is one of the most picturesque and magical places in Warsaw because of its variety of buildings, the facades of which are colorful and vibrant.
If you look around the buildings, you will see that they are characterized by Baroque and Renaissance style and there are lots of pleasant alleys for walking. They are closed to the entrance of vehicles. In the area of the square you will find many interesting restaurants, cafés, galleries and small shops. Here, by the way, there are quite a few wonderful souvenir shops, where you can buy home souvenirs and gifts at reasonable prices.