The ultimate guide to Zamosc – Polish pearl of Renaissance
Recently we have written a post about 10 reasons you should travel to Poland. We believe this country is beautiful and still undiscovered. Most tourist are visiting Warsaw , as it is a capital, Krakow for great party and the neighbouring Auschwitz to see the terrible crimes done by Nazis. Some of them are determined enough to visit other places like Gdansk at the Baltic Sea or Zakopane, the winter capital of Poland. But only few know about the beautiful city called Zamosc.
It is one of the most amazing places in the entire country. Zamosc is called the Polish pearl of Renaissance. Why? Because its Old Town was built in this architectural style. It really is breathtaking! The colourful buildings, the lovely monuments and peaceful atmosphere make Zamosc the place that everyone should visit.
This city has very interesting history. It was founded in 16th century by Jan Zamoyski. His family still lives in Zamosc. The crazy fact is that the last president of the city was his offspring! He had been chosen in the democratic election. There are not so many aristocratic families in XXI century, what makes Zamoyski family pretty special.
In this guide you will find all the informations you need to travel to Zamosc. Ready? Let’s begin!
How to get there?
Zamosc is situated at Lubelskie Province, in the East of Poland, close to Ukrainian border. The Warsaw is 270 kilometres (167 miles) from it.
There is no airport in Zamosc. The only way to get there is by train, car or bus. Most big cities of Poland has direct connection with Zamosc, so traveling shouldn’t be a problem for you.
What to see?
The Old Town is the most beautiful area of Zamosc! Below you can see our map with all the important places to see in the city.
1 Town Hall
2 Zamojskie Museum
3 Armenian Houses
4 The Morando House
5 The Link House
6 The Zamosc Academy
7 Old Lubelska Gate
8 New Lubelska Gate
9 Jan Zamoyski statue
10 Palace of the Zamoyski Family (Prochownia+ Arsenal)
12 Szczebrzeska Gate
13 The church of the Poor Clares
14 St Nicolas Church
This is our favourite church in Zamosc. It was built in 17th century and was an Orthodox Church in the past.
15 Franciscan Church (Kościół Zwiastowania NMP)
It was one of the biggest Polish churches in 17th century. It is not so huge right now- Russians destroyed it during partitions of Poland.
Franciscans are trying to retrieve the original shape of the church. They are still collecting money for the renovation. Hopefully they will manage to finalise their plan in the nearest future!
Cavalier was the highest point of the fortification. In the past it was a great observation point and a perfect spot for shooting.
17 Lwowska Gate
18 St Catherine’s Church
19 Fountains & Kula Zgadula ball
Where to stay?
Another great reason to stay in Mercure hotel is that you will get a discount card for many tourist attractions in the city. For example you will pay 40% less for the ticket to Zamojskie Museum. How awesome is that?
Check out the latest prices for Mercure Zamosc—> click here.
Zamosc is located in one of the most beautiful areas of Poland, called Roztocze. It is famous from the unspoilt nature, fresh air and peaceful atmosphere.
When you are visiting the city, it is worth to go to the neighbouring Zwierzyniec and see the beautiful Church on Isle.
The other interesting place is Szczebrzeszyn, the capital of orthography.
Polish language is one of the most difficult in the world. We bet you can’t say: W Szczebrzeszynie chrząszcz brim w trzcinie.
The other beautiful places close to Zamosc are: Krasnobród (with beautiful lake), Jozefów and Biłgoraj.
Disclosure: We want to thank Mercure Hotel for complimentary stay. All opinions presented in this post are honest and our own.