Zamość – UNESCO Word Heritage City
Zamość – UNESCO World Heritage City, pearl of Renaissance architecture, the city awarded the title of one of the 7 Wonders of Poland in a plebiscite of the ‘Rzeczpospolita’. This is an example of one of the greatest ‘ideal city’ in Europe, based on Italian Renaissance town planning models. Great Market Square, located in the Old Town center, is one of the most beautiful sixteenth – century squares in Europe. Great Market Square is surrounded by rows of colored apartment houses with marvelous arcades. Thanks to them Zamość gained the nickname – ‘city of arcades’. The market is dominated by 52-meter town hall tower, with wide staircase, which can be a mark of city.
Zamość is a special city, not only the pearl of Renaissance architecture, but also the mirror of Polish fate. I am glad that College of Management and Public Administration in Zamość is trying to continue the rich tradition of the famous Zamość Academy.
President of Republic of Poland
Zamość, July 1st, 2000
Zamość vibrants with cultural life. This is a meeting place of people, cultures and religions. It is also a city with long academic tradition. The Zamojska Academy, which was the third university after universities in Krakow and Vilnius, existed for almost 200 years (1595-1784). Educational activities of the Zamojska Academy had influence on socio-economic and cultural development of its closest circle, Lubelskie Region and neighbouring areas of the Republic of Poland. In 1784 partitioner Austrian authorities liquidated the Academy and stopped its activities for 213 years.
Here, the blue sky, green forests and fields and silver lakes and rivers speak with extraordinary force. Here, bird songs sound especially familiar, in Polish….
The beauty of this land makes me call for it to be saved for future generations.
John Paul II
Zamość, July 12th, 1999
Students of the Zamojska Academy appeared again in the city two centuries later after its closing by Austrians. The continuation of academic tradition of its famous predecessor started the University of Management and Administration in Zamość. The university is the first non-state higher school in Zamość founded in 1997. The headquarters of the university is the Collegium Maius (in Akademicka Street) located in the old Former Seminary which was connected with activities of the Zamojska Academy.
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