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Zamosc - a perfect Renaissance town

A March 1996 trip to Zamosc by Amanda

Quote: Zamosc is a jewel of a town, planned and built in one go over 400 years ago. Substantially unaltered since then, it remains a beautiful, late medieval entity. It has been part of many different countries over the years, and is now in Poland, near the boarder with Ukraine.

Zamosc - a perfect Renaissance town

Overview

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The Old Town is pedestrianised, apart from a few delivery trucks, and is a delight to wander through. Every street has details that will fascinate and enthral you. This part of town is only about a third of a mile square, and you can wander happily for a day or so. The town square - Rynek - is surrounded by merchants' houses, with a lovely town hall at the northern end of it. Unlike most Polish towns, the hall is not set in the middle, as you would see in Krakow or Wroclaw. Quick Tips: Best Way To Get Around: To get around the town, you have to walk, and you'd want to do so anyway, as there is so much to see on every building and in every street. The main train station...Read More

Regional Museum

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Attraction

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On the north side of the square, next to the town hall, is the museum. The building itself is well worth the entrance fee, as many of the houses' original features are still clearly visible. The inlaid ceilings were a particular favourite of mine, and the doors are beautifully decorated. The museum contains a mixture of items, not all of which are labelled in English. There is a very interesting model of the town as it was when first built, before extra walls and guards were added by the Russians. There is also information about the life and work of the man who designed the town, and who saw it grow to fruition.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 4, 2000

Regional Museum
Rynek (central square)
Zamosc, Poland

Getting to Zamosc

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Story/Tip

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This isn't terribly easy. It isn't a main town or destination, and there aren't many direct trains. We were coming from Krakow, near where I was working, and we travelled overnight, The journey involved changing trains twice, waiting in Lublin station for an hour at 2am, and getting to Zamosc at 5:30am. From a perusal of the train timetable at the time, the only other options involved antisocially early trains from Krakow, leaving about 5am. Not much of a choice!

Coaches go to Zamosc too, from Warsaw, Lublin and Krakow, and these might prove a better way to get here than the train.