Old Town Market in Toruń: The central square of Toruń. with the size of 109m x 104m. most of its area is covered by a monumental Gothic-Mannerist Old Town Hall. The Market square was created during the second stage of development of medieval Toruń. that is after 1251 and from the very start was a witness to everyday grand transactions of the Hanseatic town as well as to great political events. The Old Town Market in Toruń is the best preserved medieval burgher architecture unit in the area of the southern sea-coast of the Baltic and the North Sea. The public and tourist life of modern-day Toruń focuses here. This place. through architecture. summer beer gardens. carillons from the Town Hall's tower. Copernicus looking from his pedestal. the raftsman-fiddler and other performers. and the night-time illumination. creates much of of the unique atmosphere of Toruń.