Old City of Zamość

   

Old City of Zamość

was founded in the 16th century by Chancellor Jan Zamoyski at a trade route connecting the Western and Northern Europe with the Black Sea.

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The city was built in the middle of nowhere, based on Italian designs of the 'ideal city' and according to city and architectural plan of Bernando Morando, a native of Padua.

The city retained its original layout, fortifications and a large number of buildings that combine Italian and Central European architectural traditions.

A symbol of the Renaissance Pearl, as Zamość is called, is the Town Hall crowned with a parapet, with fan-like stairs and high clock tower on which a bugle call is sounded at noon.

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