Pszczyna is an old town founded as a settlement next to the Piast stronghold. The medieval origins are reflected in the layout of the town center characteristic for the contemporary ways of building towns. The heart of the town is the market square surrounded with the neo -Baroque town hall, the Evangelical church and houses of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, which is regarded the most beautiful in Silesia. The gridiron plan is enclosed by defense walls. The regularity is only disturbed by the palace and park complex adjacent to the town.