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Presentation of Polish Cities


Zamosc is the world's only extant town with a fully Late Renaissance and Mannerist urban layout, recognised as an absolutely top-class monument of architecture. Founded in 1580 by Jan Zamoyski, Lord Chancellor of Poland, Zamosc was designed by Bernardino Morando as a multi-racial commercial centre (with a population of Poles Armenians Greeks, and Jews), an aristocratic residence, and a military fortress. Today it has a branch of the Maria Curie-Sklodowska University located within it.

A walk through town takes us along the narrow streets of the old quarter, and into the extensive market place (Rynek Wielki) with its 16th-century Town Hall and its arcaded houses, a noteworthy specimen of which is "Dom Pod Aniolem" (Angel House). The Zamoyski Residence has a splendid facade and today serves as a courthouse. Opposite the park you will find the building of the Zamoyski Academy. One of the town's most exquisite monuments is the Collegiate (now Cathedral) Church. The Bazylianska Street will take us to the old Synagogue and Jewish Council House.

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