CNN puts up a list of Europe’s Star Cities which were considered marvels of Renaissance engineering, and that includes the small town of Zamość in Poland, which is a nearly perfectly preserved model example of an ‘ideal’ 16th-century renaissance town.
Zamość is named after its founder, a wealthy Polish nobleman, Jan Zamoyski, who appointed one of the most popular Italian architects of the time, Bernardo Morando, to design and build a town for him. Thanks to its fortified walls surrounding the city, Zamość survived armies over the centuries and its Renaissance buildings inside the walls were well protected. The city is praised as the Pearl of the Renaissance and the Padua of the North, and it is one of the few cities in the world that were inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List as a whole!
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