Points of interest
Old City of Zamość – UNESCO Heritage centre
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. Located on the trade route linking western and northern Europe with the Black Sea, it has retained its original layout and fortifications and a large number of buildings that combine Italian and central European architectural traditions. In 1994 the Historical centre of the city was added to the World Heritage List, recognized for being “a unique example of a Renaissance town in Central Europe”.
The late-Renaissance ‘castle’ at Krasiczyn – almost 14 min from Przemyśl – was built between 1592 and 1618 by the Italian architect Galeazzo Appiani for the wealthy Krasicki family. With its whitewashed walls, turreted towers and spacious, arcaded courtyard, it remains wonderfully romantic. The castle has two residential wings and two curtain walls crowned with a scenographic attic while the four corner towers are called: Divine, Papal, Royal and Noble. The walls are covered with decorations depicting Polish kings, medallions, biblical and hunting scenes. The ancient English Landscape Garden that surrounds the castle it’s a true pearl: with its small islands located in the southern park, the old and rare species of tree and the various species of birds this place gives to every visitor a truly magical experience.