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Historical buildings

The Link Tenement House

What distinguishes the house from other houses situated along the western frontage of the...

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What distinguishes the house from other houses situated along the western frontage of the Rynek is its red brick elevation. It was given its Baroque appearance at the end of the 17th century by its owner, Jan Michał Link, an artillery major and architect. The fact that the owner was connected with the army is shown by a frieze under the windows  which features elements of armour and arms. The facade of the building is decorated with the bust of Roman goddess Minerva, wearing a basinet (left) and that of Hercules, dressed in lion skins (right). Legend has it that Minerva and Hercules were to protect the inhabitants of this Baroque house against Morando’s ghost, which haunted the house because Zamość residents disturbed the Renaissance harmony of the Rynek.

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