The Renaissance Synagogue and the Zamosc Museum

The Renaissance Synagogue and the Zamosc Museum

A true jewel of the Renaissance, the Zamosc Synagogue was built between the years 1610-1618 on the Zamenhof Street no. 9, at the initiative of the Sephardic Jews. It worked as a house of worship until the outbreak of the Second World War, when the Nazis vandalized the building and turned it into a carpentry workshop. After the war, the synagogue housed the Municipal Library, and after 2005, was returned to the Polish Hebrew community. The collections of the Zamosc Museum are housed in sev... [ read more ]

Most beautiful churches in Zamosc

Most beautiful churches in Zamosc

The Cathedral of the city of Zamosc was founded by Jan Zamojski himself and was dedicated to the Lord's Resurrection and St. Thomas the Apostle. It worked as peer until 1992 and represents one of the most impressive temples in terms of Polish architecture. Considered to be one of the most outstanding Polish sacral buildings of the eighteenth century, the Franciscan Church is the largest church in the city of Zamosc and has a length of 56 m and a width of 29 m. Known as the "Church of the ... [ read more ]

The Old Market and the Bell Tower in Zamosc

The Old Market and the Bell Tower in Zamosc

In the extreme eastern part of the old town of Zamosc is located the Old Market also known as the Targowa Hall, being a place of extensive renovations necessary for the modernization of shops and cafes to attract a growing number of tourists. Built between the years 1755-1775 in Baroque style after the original wood tower was burned in flames, the Bell Tower in Zamosc was built after the plans of the architect Jerzy de Kawe. On the halls of this building you can see a series of commemorat... [ read more ]

Winter vacation in Poland

Winter vacation in Poland

Winter has arrived to Europe and if you are searching for cheap, interesting, picturesque and even adventurous alternatives of spending your winter holidays or some snowy days of the first months of the year by practicing some winter sports, Poland might be a great alternative. Tired of the artificiality and the boredom of some specialized destinations provided by the Alps and severely hit by a lack of money in their pockets, more people who like traveling to Europe are wondering where to... [ read more ]

The Great Market Square in Zamosc

The Great Market Square in Zamosc

Being positioned in the south-eastern part of Poland, the town of Zamosc is a major tourist, cultural and economic center. Since the old times, the city was a major economic center based on trade, due to its location linking western and northern Europe with the Black Sea. The specific of the city is that keeps alive the memory of bygone eras, by the many remains, ruins, old buildings and monuments. Because of these tourist and cultural attractions Zamosc was called by historians the "Pear... [ read more ]

Tourist guide to Zamosc

Tourist guide to Zamosc

Zamosc is a unique city, built in a meticulous manner and full of symbols. Since its origins, heralded a modern conception, namely that a city can be considered a true body built after the human model. According to this theory, it is said that the founder and architect planned the positioning of buildings in the city to imitate the human plane: the Palace is the "head", the city college academy symbolizes the "lungs", the city hall is the "heart" and the spine is the famous main street of th... [ read more ]

The White House and the Ujazdow Castle in Warsaw

The White House and the Ujazdow Castle in Warsaw

Built between the years 1774-1776 as a summer residence for King Stanislas II Augustus Poniatowski, within the Lazienski Park, the White House is a charming place for a small dose of culture. It was designed according to the plans of architect Domenico Merlini. In the historic Ujazdow district of Warsaw, between the limit of the Ujazdow Park and the Royal Baths Park stretches the Ujazdow fairytale palace. It was built in the thirteenth century as a small wooden building to defend the land... [ read more ]

The Bankowy Square in Warsaw

The Bankowy Square in Warsaw

Situated at the intersection of the two main arteries of the city of Warsaw, the Marszalkowska Street and the Solidarnosc Street, the Bankowy Square (called in Polish the Plac Bankowy) is one of the most visited squares of the city, also being a major public transportation hub of metro, bus and tram station. The Bankowy Square in Warsaw was created in the nineteenth century and back then had a triangular shape. The Bankowy Square was designed to be one of the most elegant areas of the Pol... [ read more ]