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Market Square (Rynek w Kielcach) description and photos - Poland: Kielce. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Rynek w Kielcach.
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The Market Square in Kielce was founded in the second half of the 12th century, and in the middle of the 14th century it was named the Market Square. For many centuries, since its foundation, the Market Square served as the main trade zone of the city, a place for local fairs and festivals.
During archaeological excavations, the ruins of the old town hall were found on the square, the construction of which began in 1523 on the initiative of Bishop John Konarski. The building was two-story with a hall, a watchtower and councilors' chambers. Not far from the building there was a pillar of shame, where city executions and flogging were carried out. The town hall was destroyed by a terrible fire that engulfed the city on May 24, 1800.
The most beautiful buildings in the city are located on the square. In the southern part there is a building from 1767, built by the architect Macheli Gilbo for the bishop of Krakow. Currently, the building houses a cafe. Next to the cafe you can see one of the most beautiful buildings in Kielce - a Baroque house with exquisite stucco decorations on the facade. Now it houses the editorial office of a Polish newspaper.
Today the Market Square is the center of the cultural life of the townspeople. There are pedestrian zones, recreational areas, bicycle parking and cafes here.
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