The Warsaw Old Town is the oldest part of the capital city. It is bounded by the Wybrzeze Gdanskie, along with the bank of Vistula river, Grodzka, Mostowa and Podwale Streets. It is one of the most prominent tourist attractions in Warsaw.
The heart of the area is the Old Town Market Place, rich in restaurants, cafes and shops. Surrounding streets feature medieval architecture such as the city walls, the Barbican and St. John's Cathedral.
Warsaw's Old Town has been placed on the UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites as "an outstanding example of a near-total reconstruction of a span of history covering the 13th to the 20th century.
The site is also one of Poland's official national Historic Monuments, as designated September 16, 1994. Its listing is maintained by the National Heritage Board of Poland.