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.