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Zamosc

Zamosc, Poland, voivodeship of Lublin

Zamosc

Modern Zamosc has 70 000 inhabitants. This Renaissance town is embedded in an attractive scenery of untouched nature and offering many touristic attractions, such as a unique old town that was registered in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.

For example, the historical old town including the marketplace and the cathedral, the Zamoyski Museum, the arsenal and the nearby Rostocze national park are all worth a visit.

The town of Zamosc was founded as a residence of Jan Zamoyski in 1580. Zamoyski was fugleman of the Polish king, his chancellor and commander in chief of the army.

The town, a fortress, was situated at an interjunction of commercial roads from the east to the west and the south to the north. In the 17th century it had become an important cultural and scientific centre of Poland. When Poland had been divided, Zamosc was for a short time subject to Austria-Hungary, then to Russia.

Zamosc: Town Hall

The town, a fortress, was situated at an interjunction of commercial roads from the east to the west and the south to the north. In the 17th century it had become an important cultural and scientific centre of Poland. When Poland had been divided, Zamosc was for a short time subject to Austria-Hungary, then to Russia.