The Old Town Market Square


The Old Town Square was in the past the centre of commerce in the old city of Częstochowa. In the Middle Ages, many trade routes converged in the Square. In the centre of the Square, there was once a town hall dating from the 15th century, until it was destroyed by fire in 1812. The foundations resembling the Old Town Hall, burnt down in fire, are nowdays marked clearly in the pavement of the Square.
One can see a few historic 18th-century tenements on the northern and eastern side of the Square. From the Old Town Square, you can easily find the trail to the Eagles Nests’ Route. Also, within reach of the square are other routes winding its way through the Jura Upland up to the city of Cracow.