Published: 2023-06-161

The role of old towns in small Warmian towns in shaping the region’s cultural landscape

Marek Zagroba
Acta Scientiarum Polonorum Administratio Locorum
Section: Articles


Motives: The historical urban layout and architectural design of old towns significantly contribute to the cultural landscape of small towns and the region. The main aim of this study was to evaluate the role of historical spatial structures in the development of the local cultural landscape. The study was conducted in small Medieval towns in the Region of Warmia in north-eastern Poland. The extent to which the architectural design of historical urban structures, in particular architectural landmarks, influences the local landscape was analyzed.
Aim: The described research goals were achieved with the use of several research methods. The study demonstrated that the Medieval spatial urban layout of old towns, including architectural landmarks, significantly influences the region’s cultural landscape and contributes to a strong sense of local identity. The results suggest that historical architecture and urban layout can contribute to the economic development of small towns.
Results: The results indicate that well-preserved historical urban structures can contribute to the economic growth of small towns and effective promotion of regions.


small towns, spatial structure, cultural landscape, historical urban centers, architectural landmark

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Zagroba, M. (2023). The role of old towns in small Warmian towns in shaping the region’s cultural landscape. Acta Scientiarum Polonorum Administratio Locorum, 22(2), 289–304.

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