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.