A Guide to Zamość

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The Roztocze district

Lwów (L’viv) – to fall in love with at first sight

For 85 percent of Polish people the straightest road to L’viv leads across Zamość and the...

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For 85 percent of Polish people the straightest road to L’viv leads across Zamość and the Roztocze district.

L’viv is  very close to Polish people’s hearts since in the past it was a Polish centre of culture and science. L’viv is also one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, which is shown by the fact that it was inscribed on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list. The Old Town is charming; its every corned reminds visitors of its multicultural and multinational character and streets tell of its past glory. There is a special atmosphere here and historical monuments are everywhere. The most valuable ones include the ruins of Kazimierz Wielki’s castle (the 16th century), the Armenian Cathedral (the 14th century), the Latin Cathedral built in the Baroque and Gothic styles (the 15th century), the Renaissance church of the Observants (the 17th century), the Unite Cathedral of St. Jur (the 18th century), the Baroque Jesuit church (the 17th century) and the church of the Black Friars  (the 18th century). Everybody is impressed by the building of Teatr Wielki [Great Theatre] (1897-1990). It is necessary to bow to poet Adam Mickiewicz standing on a monument, pay homage to the defenders of L’viv in the cemetery of Orlęta Lwowskie [L’viv Eagles] and to light a candle in the Łyczakowski Cemetery.

The project was co-financed by the EUROPEAN UNION - EUROPEAN REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND under REGIONAL OPERATING PROGRAMME OF THE PROVINCE OF LUBELSKIE FOR 2007-2013© Zamość Town Office