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Plac Teatralny description and photos - Poland: Warsaw. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Plac Teatralny.
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Theater Square is one of the main squares of the Srodmiescie district in Warsaw. It stretches from the Bolshoi Theater to Senatorskaya Street.
On the site of the current Teatralnaya Square, located near the royal palace, in 1695, the construction of the palace of Queen Marysenka, the wife of the Polish king Jan Sobieski, was completed. Also, by her order, shopping arcades were built on the square, which were named Maryvil. The palace, however, was demolished in 1833 to make way for the construction of the Bolshoi Theater designed by the architect Corazzi.
By the end of the 19th century, Teatralnaya Square became the center of social and cultural life in the Polish capital. It was an extremely lively place where the theater and the city hall, wine shops, fashionable for those times restaurants for wealthy citizens, the editorial office of "Varshavsky Courier", clothing stores, jewelry and tobacco shops. It also housed the building of the National Opera, as well as the New Theater, where one could see modern dramatic performances. Various patriotic demonstrations took place in Teatralnaya Square, including the January Uprising, which was brutally suppressed.
During the Warsaw Uprising, Teatralnaya Square witnessed fierce fighting between German troops and the liberation army of the partisans. Most of the buildings were badly damaged or completely destroyed.
In the 1990s, many of the buildings that had been located here in the pre-war period were restored on Teatralnaya Square. The reconstruction was carried out in accordance with the original architectural plans.
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