The Jatki

The Jatki As in all cities of today’s Europe, so it was in the mediaeval Wroclaw that a free market didn't exist — the craftsmen and the sellers were organized in guilds looking after their businesses, and their stalls and workshops were situated on the same street, what additionally limited the competition. The names of streets around the market now have the names from craftsmen and the products that they made. And so we have Kiełbaśnicza (sausages) street, Szewska (schoemakers), Nożownicza (knifemakers)... One of then, Jatki (slaughter), has a special climate, formerly butchers base, today artists and weavers. The street was traced most probably in the second half of XIII century, soon after the location of the city. An untypical monument of animals made of bronze, which sacrificed their lives for the good of Wroclaw's cuisine came into existence near the entry to this charming backstreet. From year to year, there is more pigs, ducks, gooses and rabbits.

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