Located in the centre of the Old City Market Square, the monumental Old City Town Hall is one of the biggest and most magnificent town halls in Europe. It is a monument to Toruń's glory as the former trade empire of Hansa. The construction began in 1274 and it was extended and rebuilt between 1391 and 1399 and extended again at the end of the 16th century.

Today Town Hall hosts the District Museum, which is one of the oldest and the greatest in Poland. Its origins date back to the year 1861 when the German Städtisches Museum in Thorn (Municipal Museum in Toruń) was established; on the other hand in 1876 Polish Science Society of Toruń founded another museum. It was only 1930 when these two were combined into one Municipal Museum. The museum exhibits were among others archaeological artefacts and the elements of old Toruń, Gothic art gallery, coins and mints etc.

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Zygmunt Borowski (11 months ago)
Toruń - jest jednym z najstarszych miast Polski (prawa miejskie uzyskał w 1233 roku). Miejsce urodzenia Mikołaja Kopernika. Zespół Staromiejski Torunia jest jednym z najcenniejszych zespołów zabytkowych w Polsce. W 1997 roku został wpisany na Listę Światowego Dziedzictwa Kulturowego UNESCO. Ratusz Staromiejski w Toruniu to główna budowla świecka Starego Miasta. Gotycki budynek powstawał etapami w ciągu XIII i XIV wieku. W roku 1703 w czasie oblężenia miasta przez wojska szwedzkie doszło do poważnego pożaru i zniszczenia ratusza. W latach 1722-1737 dokonano odbudowy. Ostatnie prace renowacyjne były przeprowadzone w latach 2003-2005, wtedy przywrócono dawny "blask" wieży - Toruń - is one of the oldest Polish cities (in 1233 the town was granted municipal rights). Nicolaus Copernicus Birthplace. The Old Town Torun is one of the most valuable historical monuments in Poland. In 1997, he was listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Old Town Hall in Torun is the main secular building of the Old Town. The Gothic building was built during the 13th and 14th centuries. In 1703, during the siege of the city by the Swedish army, there was a serious fire and the destruction of the town hall. In the years 1722-1737 reconstruction was made. Recent renovations were carried out between 2003 and 2005, when the former "glow" of the tower was restored.
Emilian Kavalski (16 months ago)
a beautiful old city hall building
Olexandr Lavoryk (2 years ago)
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Zibbi Zibbi (3 years ago)
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