|UNESCO #564 - Old City of Zamość - POLAND|
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Zamość - POLAND - UNESCO #564
Today I received another UNESCO site from Poland, this time the Historic city of Zamość, a Renaissance masterpiece that was built almost from scratch by Polish and Italian architects that tried to establish the perfect city - don't know if they achieve that humble goal, but the result sure looks beautiful judging by the photos. Thank you very much for this card, my 407th UNESCO WHS which means I only need 600 more to finish (I'm almost there!). This postcard took 9 days to arrive!
Zamość was founded in the 16th century by the chancellor Jan Zamoysky on the trade route linking western and northern Europe with the Black Sea. Modelled on Italian theories of the 'ideal city' and built by the architect Bernando Morando, a native of Padua, Zamość is a perfect example of a late-16th-century Renaissance town. It has retained its original layout and fortifications and a large number of buildings that combine Italian and central European architectural traditions.