10 Things to Do in Zamosc That You Shouldn't Miss

February 27, 2018 Toi Mattera

Founded in the late 16th century as a trade route link between northwest Europe and the Black Sea, and modeled on Italian trading cities of the period, Zamosc is an exquisite example of a Renaissance town, complete with its original layouts and fortifications. The old city center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its colorful Town Hall and Market Square are just two of the many lovely attractions here. Located in far southeast Poland, Zamosc is just 40 miles from the Ukrainian border.
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1. Town Hall

Great Market Square, Zamosc 22-400, Poland +48 84 639 33 29
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4.5 based on 120 reviews

Town Hall

Reviewed By wdziurzynski - Connecticut

The Town Hall in the Old Town of Zamosc is the centerpiece. It has a beautiful staircase creating a regal and stately monument. A climb to the top of stairs is worth the view as you gaze down upon the Old Town below. It is a must see when in Zamosc!

2. Old Town

Zamosc 22-400, Poland
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4.5 based on 193 reviews

Old Town

Reviewed By Wobaj - Tarnow, Poland

This is beautiful Renaissance city.
The masterpiece - imaginary, invented by Polish magnate and hetman Jan Zamojski and designed by Italian architect Bernardo Morando.
The absolutely unique thing - the whole city - walls, defence system, streets, tenements, town hall, market place, temples - Catholic and Orthodox churches, Synagogue, Palace and Akademia was designed by one person !
I think there isn't similar city in the world.
Wherefore the city is homogenous ... there are only few baroque modifications.
First you should go to the Arsenal Muzeum (and see the movie) , then you have to see Cathedral, Main Square, go to Morandówka for the very good dinner, and in the afternoon, take a look at underground of the Nadszaniec and Town Hall.
For me is the awesome place, which you must see, during the visit in Poland - like Gdańsk, Kraków, Wieliczka.

3. Old Market Square

Stary Rynek, Zamosc 22-400, Poland +48 84 639 22 92
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4.5 based on 69 reviews

Old Market Square

Reviewed By AlbertSalichs - Manresa, Spain

Zamość Old Market Square is the main square located in the oldest part of Zamość town, which is located in Southeast part of Poland and it is included in Unesco World Heritage List as example of Renaissence town in Central Europe. It is a very beautiful place, where there are some restaurants and a beautiful town hall.
(See also Zamość Old Town, Zamość Town Hall, Jan Zamoyski Monument and Cathedral of Zamość)

4. Armenian Tenement Houses

Great Market Square, Zamosc 22-400, Poland
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Armenian Tenement Houses

Reviewed By Freddie M - Blue Mountains, Australia

Founded in 1580 by Jan Zamoyski, the Hetman (Head of the Army) of the Polish-Lithuania Commonwealth, Zamosc Starowka is one of the most beautiful Old town Squares in Poland.
The very wealthy Jan Zamoyski contracted the Italian architect, Bernardo Morando to design a city based on the Renaissance style of Padua,Italy, and I have to say he did a brilliant job of it.
The most prominent building is the Ratusz (Town Hall) on the North side of the square which is adjoined by beautiful Armenian Tenements, classic arcaded houses, various restaurants, Souvenir shops and other shops where you can spend many hours browsing or just sitting around the square admiring the buildings or stroll around the side streets discovering all the many other delightful sights of this wonderful City.

5. Zamosc Rotunda

Droga Meczennikow Rotundy, Zamosc, Poland
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Zamosc Rotunda

Reviewed By SugarloafView - Abergavenny, United Kingdom

A former fortification for Zamosc turned into an SS interrogation and holding centre for a variety of unfortunates. A really moving place and well worth a visit though few seem to these days. Worth a visit just to remind us of what the Poles suffered under both the Germans and Russians.

6. Zoo ZamoSc

ul. Szczebrzeska 12, Zamosc 22-400, Poland +48 84 639 34 79
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4.5 based on 74 reviews

Zoo ZamoSc

Reviewed By LOUISETHELMA_11 - Forres, United Kingdom

This was a trip I was invited to join...wouldn't normally go to a zoo....it was cold, so maybe that's why there were so few animals around...and April...so not quite the "season". Go in Summer if you must.

7. Synagoga w ZamoSciu

ul. Ludwika Zamenhofa 9, Zamosc 22-400, Poland
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4.5 based on 51 reviews

Synagoga w ZamoSciu

Reviewed By GeorgeFMarkhamON - Markham

Located 1 minute away from the central square, this a MUST visit. Beautifully restored after the ravages of the 2nd World War, the building remains as a memorial to a life that used to be. The exhibit included some historical documentation of the Jewish community.

8. Cathedral of Zamosc

Kolagiacka 1, Zamosc, Poland +48 84 639 26 14
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Cathedral of Zamosc

Reviewed By Ivan K - Kielce

If in Zamosc make sure you visit this Cathedral. Extremely impressive Renaissance interior, which has one of the most fantastic silver tabernacles for the host that I have ever seen. The interior is fairly simple which focuses attention on the very ornate altarpieces.

9. Arsenal Museum - Prochownia

Zamkowa 2, Zamosc, Poland +48 84 638 64 94
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4.5 based on 21 reviews

Arsenal Museum - Prochownia

Reviewed By novart13 - Warsaw, Poland

Very interesting museum, a lot of interesting exhibits from different historical periods, multiple monitors with films. Visiting the entire facility may take several hours, but I recommend visiting this place. The only inconvenience was the early closure, at summer 5 pm (winter - 4 pm).

10. Jan Zamoyski Monument

Zamoyski Palace, Zamosc 22-400, Poland
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Jan Zamoyski Monument

Reviewed By KrisD_pl - Warsaw, Poland

Statue of Jan Zamoyski, a founder of the town of Zamosc, is standing in front of the Zamoyski palace, close to the Cathedral. He was also a founder of the academy and an active politician of the 15th century Polish kingdom.

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