It is great visiting a new city and always smart to gather some information about the city beforehand. If you’re coming to Zamosc, we would first recommended going a city tour, the guides and very knowledgeable and you can learn so much about the city. Then just get out there and experience the city on your own.
Here are some interesting facts about Zamosc
1. Where is Zamosc? Zamosc is located south-eastern Poland. It is one of the oldest cities in the country and has a population of around 65.000 people.
2. Zamosc is in the Guinness book of world records for a 17,830m2 painting. The Amritha, the largest painting in the world. It took 10 artists, 1300kg of paint, 500kg of dry pigment and 200kg of chalk.
3. Zamosc was called the “Pearl of the Renaissance” because of its’s Renaissance influences in its architecture from the 14th century through to the late 17th century and because of the towns urban space layout, which was in accordance with the Italian theories of the “ideal town”.
4. It took 25 years for Jan Zamoyski (founder) and Bernardo Morando (architect) to pencil the design Zamosc. They used three town squares with right-angled streets and left plots for buildings. The diligent planning was such that in 1992 the Old Town was listed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site.
5. For the past 30 years Zamosc has hosted an event, Theatrical Summer in Zamość (Zamojskie Lato Teatralne). Taking place in the summer, it consists of outdoor theatrical performances in and around the Old Town market square. If you’re a fan of the arts and theatre you’ll absolutely love this.
6. There is an underground trail, 280 metres long running beneath the Market Square in Zamosc. It was built in the 16th century by connecting a number of City cellars. Today it is like an enormous underground labyrinth.
7. At the end of the 19 century, Zamosc had their own coins.
8. Coincidently, although Zamosc was built as a private town by Jan Zamoyski, today, his decedent Maciej Zamoyski is the president. How about that for keeping it in the family.
9. Strangely enough, the oldest pharmacy in Poland, opened in 1616 was in Zamosc. It still operates today filling up prescriptions and suppling the locals with their well needed meds.
10. Do you like birds; well Zamosc has their own special breed of pigeons. They were created as a crossbred by Jan Zamoyski because of their speed and height of flight. Perfect for getting letters across the country quickly.
For more information about traveling to Zamosc in Poland or any of our other destinations, please contact the main office.