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After Poland emerged from behind the iron curtain, more and more international tourists have visited Krakow, Warsaw, Wroclaw, Gdansk, Poznan. Indeed, they all have beautiful old towns worth of seeing. Zamość is still relatively off the beaten track, a hidden gem, and yet the historical centre of Zamość is on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1992.

From UNESCO website:
Zamość is a unique example of a Renaissance town in Central Europe, consistently designed and built in accordance with the Italian theories of the "ideal town," on the basis of a plan which was the result of perfect cooperation between the open-minded founder, Jan Zamoyski, and the outstanding architect, Bernardo Morando. Zamość is an outstanding example of an innovative approach to town planning, combining the functions of an urban ensemble, a residence, and a fortress in accordance with a consistently implemented Renaissance concept. The result of this is a stylistically homogeneous urban composition with a high level of architectural and landscape values. A real asset of this great construction was its creative enhancement with local artistic architectural achievements.

Source: https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/564

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