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Great Market Square
14-NOV-2010 Jola Dziubinska

Great Market Square

Zamosc, Poland

The Great Market Square is one of the most magnificent squares in Polish but also European architecture.
Preserving, despite the passage of centuries, compositional and aesthetic values, emphasises the exceptionality of the place.
An ideal square of 100 x 100m is encircled by shadowy arcades.
In spite of its name, the Market however used to play a representative role, rather that commercial one.
It was supposed to be the place of important public events and to present Zamosc as the "ideal city".
The market flourished in the 17th century, when it was surrounded by two rows of late renaissance and neo-classicist houses.

The Old City quarter of Zamosc has been placed on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.

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Pieter Bos08-Dec-2010 13:26
Very nice!
Bernard Bosmans06-Dec-2010 03:07
Magnificent sight, thanks for sharing it's history and wonderful images in this gallery. V.
borisalex21-Nov-2010 18:14
I do love that wide open space on that place! v.
zyziza20-Nov-2010 18:25
really great!
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