The Old Market
For centuries this almost square marketplace has been the main tourist attraction of Toruń. It was a site of trade, tournaments and parades, announcements of sentences and performance of public executions. A monumental Town Hall occupies central place on the market. Nearby there is an eye-catching neo-renaissance Hall of Artus – a place where many concerts and exhibitions take place; and a baroque House under the Star – at present a Far East Art Museum. The western frontage of the market is closed by the Church of the Holy Spirit and a neo-gothic post office building. Over 150 year ago, a monument of Nicolas Copernicus was placed on the market, alongside a monument of a violin-playing rafter, a protagonist of a local legend.