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Poland, Old City of Zamosc

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Location City and County of Zamość, Lublin Voivodship (formerly Zamość Voivodship), Poland
Coordinates N50 43 0.012 E23 16 0.012
Property 75 ha
Date of Inscription 1992

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Zamosc 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, Zamosc 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.

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