Jan Twardowski Square Warsaw

Image by Marta Kołosowska

Jan Twardowski Square – A break on the Royal Route

I think many people who walk on the Royal Route along Krakowskie Przedmieście street often fail to notice one nice square, and that’s a pity, as it’s quite an interesting place. It’s the square of the priest Jan Twardowski.

First of all it’s a place where you can have a short break in the shade of the trees. You can sit on the bench with the priest Jan Twardowski and listen to his poems: there is a monument of the priest who sits on the bench (apart from being a priest, he was a famous poet) and when you press the button on the monument you can hear some of his poems. There is also a statue of another famous Polish on the square — Bolesław Prus, 19th century writer.

Almost always on the Jan Twardowski square there is an open-air exhibition prepared by DSH (check Magda’s article about Dom Spotkań z Historią). Often they show old photos of Warsaw which can give you a really great perspective of how it used to be like before here.

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Details about this spot



Krakowskie Przedmieście 34, Warsaw

Opening Times

24 hours daily


Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)